23rd Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference

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  • 10/19/2020 - 10/22/2020
  • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
    6677 Sea Harbor Drive
    Orlando,  FL  32821
    Tel: (407) 351-5555
  • Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 1870


For the 23rd year in a row, the NDIA Systems Engineering Division is hosting the Systems & Mission Engineering Conference for industry, government, and academia to convene and explore systems engineering as a discipline in its own right. At the same time, conference attendees will develop the way in which we incorporate the discipline into current and future Defense acquisition programs while hearing from more than 200 speakers.

In attending this conference and its two and a half days of concurrent sessions, you not only develop a more robust understanding of a streamlined systems engineering process. Rather, you also contribute to the Systems Engineering Division’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives:

  • Foster good technical and business practices within the aerospace and defense industry
  • Improve delivered system performance, including supportability, sustainability, and affordability
  • Emphasize excellence in systems engineering throughout the program life cycle and across all engineering disciplines and support functions

*Please note: This event is open to the press.


  • Explore the future of systems engineering as a discipline, including the way in which we incorporate it into current and future Defense acquisition programs
  • Hear from keynote speakers about model-based systems engineering, resilient and secure systems, and the various roles of integrated program management, science & engineering technology, test & evaluation, robotics, cyber-augmented operations, and electronics
  • Discover the latest systems engineering tools and services through tabletop exhibits that model and simulate forthcoming capabilities
  • Attend the presentation of the Ferguson Award for Systems Engineering Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievement in the practical application of SME principles and processes; nominations open in the spring



Systems and Mission Engineering

*Numbers are based on 2019 conference attendance.


Ms. Meredith Mangas
(703) 247-9467