Digital Engineering and Test & Evaluation (t&e)

Connect the Dots


June 27 – 29, 2023

In-person and Virtual Event

Exploring the T&E Continuum through the lens of digital engineering.


Provide a view into the future of T&E as a Continuum aligned to the capability lifecycle and show how each program’s work fits into the larger digital engineering practice in DOD and industry.

Read more about T&E as a Continuum.


Give contributors the opportunity to exchange valuable information about their processes and practices, close knowledge gaps, and discover how to improve the state of their digital engineering practice.

DE and T&E "Connect the Dots":</p>
<p>- Engineering & Manufacturing<br />
- Production & Deployment<br />
- Operations & Support<br />
- Concept Definition Refinement<br />
- Technology Maturation

Capability Lifecycle

We need your abstracts on real-world examples, successes, and challenges working model-based engineering efforts in support of T&E.  Uploaded abstracts must be unclassified (No Controlled Unclassified Information [CUI]).

Topics will be arranged in order of the capability lifecycle phases  (this includes science and technology through operations and maintenance) so participants can take lessons from adjacent, similar, or related programs to demonstrate what T&E as a Continuum can look like in practice.  We are looking for examples that are both pre-Program of Record and across the Adaptive Acquisition Framework pathways (Middle Tier, Software acquisitions, etc.)

Speaking formats are: 20 minutes and/or 45 minute panel discussions.  Topics may include, but not limited to:

  • Authoritative Source of Truth
  • Tools and processes
  • Acceleration of technology development and insertion
  • User experience (practitioners, users, and leadership)
  • Infrastructure and environments
  • Standards/ontologies/schema/dictionaries/patterns
  • Mission engineering enabling test and evaluation
  • Model and data federation
  • Model quality/readiness
  • LVC (Live, Virtual, Constructive)
  • Model VV&A
  • Architecture and implementation of models for accelerated testing

Submit your abstracts by May 1, 2023.

Workshop sponsors

  • Developmental Test, Evaluation, and Assessment (DTE&A)
  • Digital Engineering Modeling & Simulation (DEM&S), Systems Engineering and Architectures (SE&A)
  • Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
  • Institute for Defense Analyses

Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited.  Public Release Case Number 23-0699

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