24th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference

24th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference - Image of a man in military attire sitting at a computer; he is wearing a face mask. Systems Engineering
  • 10/4/2021 - 10/7/2021
  • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
    6677 Sea Harbor Drive
    Orlando,  FL  32821
    Tel: (407) 351-5555
  • Theme : Systems and Mission Engineering Transformation and Modernization
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 2870


The 24th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Annual Conference in conjunction with the Department of Defense will convene on October 4 - 7, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.  NDIA is exploring hybrid options and will make a decision based on interest by August 12, 2021. 

The conference will focus on Systems and Mission Engineering Transformation and Modernization to improve defense program acquisition and system performance to include concepts such as: digital engineering, modeling, product line engineering, iterative development methods, new risk models to ensure system survivability and cyber resiliency and shifting test earlier in the system development lifecycle.

The NDIA Systems Engineering Division with co-sponsorship from the NDIA Test & Evaluation Division and NDIA Integrated Program Management Division hosts the conference with support from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD (R&E)), IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering.  


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


  • Connect - Network with Program Managers, System Engineers, Chief Scientists and Engineers, and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Test, Support, and Logistics communities from both domestic and international government and industry leaders.
  • Learning Opportunities - In addition to the plenary sessions, the 2021 conference will offer days of concurrent sessions with diverse industry and government leaders and subject matter expert presenters.
  • Showcase - Highlight your company’s products or services in front of the Systems and Mission Engineering community. 


The Systems and Mission Engineering planning team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the 24th Systems and Mission Engineering Conference is scheduled to occur as published. The health and safety of our event participants, members, and partners remain our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the CDC.

NDIA is fully prepared to adjust any and all plans if the situation changes. We are following—and will remain in compliance with—all city, state, and federal guidelines. If the direction from federal, state, or local official public health authorities changes, we will adhere to the new guidance, act upon it immediately, and update everyone. We are fully prepared to adjust our plans as needed.

The NDIA team recognizes the importance of convening the national security and defense communities to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. Thank you for continuing to support and we hope to see you soon.

For more information and updates from NDIA about COVID-19, please refer to the NDIA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Page.


Ms. Meredith Mangas
(703) 247-9467

Carizza Gutierrez
(703) 247-2599