AUTOTESTCON 2018 DoD ATS Executive Plenary Session

Title: DoD/MoD’s Digital Data Transformation and the Impacts on Automatic Test Systems

Tuesday, September 18 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


This year’s DoD Automatic Test Systems Executive Plenary Session will be a Panel of Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), US Military Services, UK MoD, and Academia representatives.  The Panel members will summarize some of the on-going and future digital data transformation initiatives and how this digital data transformation is or may impact Automatic Test Systems. The Panel will include the following members:

Mr. Bill Ross – Moderator, Eagle Systems (DoD ATS Executive Director Office)
Mr. Greg Kilchenstein – OSD (Dir. of Enterprise Maintenance Technology)
Mr. Joshua Zawislak – U.S. Army
Mr. Matt Morgan – U.S. Naval Aviation
Mr. Sandra Williamson – U.S. Ground Marine Corps
Mr. Larry Adams – U.S. Air Force
Mr. Malcolm Brown – UK MOD
Dr. John Sheppard– Montana State University


Cyber Security, Resiliency, and Information Assurance


Wednesday, September 19 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM



The purpose of the panel is to consider technology and processes that can be adopted by the test and measurement industry to enhance the cyber security of Automatic Test Systems (ATS).


Topics include:

• How is ATS cyber security different from other information systems?

• What are the most stubborn obstacles to secure networks and how are we working to overcome them?

• Is encryption enough?


The panel will consist of some presentations followed by panel discussion that brings in additional ATS and Cyber Security industry experts into the discussion. Each paper presenter will provide a 15 minute presentation of their paper as well as participate in the Panel Discussion. The Panel will conclude with an Audience Question and Answer session.


Panel Moderator:

Jessica Trombley-Owens - Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Annapolis, MD



David Sapp - US Army 

Michael Webb - USMC Albany 

Chris Dosch - US Navy

Jim Orlet  - Boeing 

Patrick Lardieri - Lockheed Martin

Steven Schink - Keysight Technologies


ATE System Interfaces 


Wednesday, September 19 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Purpose: How to design ATE System Interfaces based on Today's Challenges and what are the trends


Panel Moderator:

Eliott Mac Donald - Teradyne



Chris Boggs – MacPanel

Rob Spinner - ATTI


Trends in ATE & Instrumentation


Thursday, September 20 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Panel Moderator: Rick Nelson - Evaluation Engineering



Mike Dewey - Marvin Test

Teresa Lopes - Teradyne

Charles Greenburg - Astronics 

Luke Schreier -  National Instruments - Vice President - Automated Test Marketing

Dan Dunn - Keysight Technologies

Steve McHugh - Santa Barbara Infrared


TPS Development for Emerging Systems and Changes for the Better 


Thursday, September 20 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM



The TPS development panel will discuss the requirements and needs for new emerging systems.  The discussion will consist about how the TPS will interface to these system using high speed busses along with a discussion of hardware in the loop.  The need for new tools and tool sets will be discussed.  Also how these TPSs address future sustainability.  The panel will also discuss how TPS development has evolved and what changes have occurred to improve the TPS development process. The areas addressed will cover the complete life cycle including TPS procurement, new TPS development and legacy sustainment and sustaining existing TPS across multiple platforms.


Each panelist will provide a 10-15 minute presentation on their approach which will then be followed by an audience Question and Answer session.


Panel Moderator:

Chris Gorringe - Spherea UK



Rick Foyt - USMC

Jay Romania - US Army

Malcolm Brown - MoD

Steve Kelly - DECA

Brian Fleming - USAF/VDATS

Bob Fox - US Navy NAVAIR

Tony Conard - US Navy JAX