Technical Exchange Meeting - TEM

If you would like to present an innovative product or solution, consider participating in a Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM).

What's a TEM?
  • TEMs are weekly events established and hosted by the DISA Emerging Technology (EM) Directorate and DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) as a means to collaborate with commercial entities, non-profit organizations, and academia.
  • TEMs offer a platform for organizations to present technological advancements and innovations.
  • The primary interest areas for TEMs include: Assured Identity, Automation, Browser Isolation, Development, Security & Operations (DevSecOps), Fifth Generation Wireless (5G), Gateway Evolution, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (ML & AI), Mobile/Desktop Convergence, Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Wireless Transport, Zero Trust.
When are they held?
  • TEMs are held weekly, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 to 11 Eastern Time
  • Due to COVID-19, TEMs are strictly virtual and broadcast through an approved collaboration tool, i.e. Department of Defense Commercial Virtual Remote (DoD CVR).
  • When deemed necessary, in-person TEMs will be conducted in a commercial office location in Columbia, MD.
  • The TEM sessions typically last one (1) hour.
  • TEMs do not serve as a marketing venue or request for proposal actions.
  • TEMs shall not be interpreted as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract.
  • Presentations will not be considered as proposals nor will any awards be made as a result of a TEM session.
Who attends?
Government participants from across federal agencies are invited to TEMs, including:
  • Office of Secretary of Defense
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Marine Corps
  • DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO)
  • DISA Directorates
  • Communications Electronics Command (CECOM)
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Defense Media Activity (DMA)
  • Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
  • White House Communications Agency (WHCA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
  • Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Department of State
How do I request to participate in a TEM session?
  • Send TEM requests to the following e-mail:
  • A TEM request must specify the following information:
    • Organization name
    • Organization point-of-contact information (i.e., name, phone number, E-mail address, etc.)
    • Name and description of the technology/innovation that will be presented and discussed at the TEM session.
    • Answers to the following Heilmeier questions regarding the technology/innovation:
      • What are you trying to do?
      • How is it done today?
      • What's new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?
      • Who cares?
      • If you're successful, what difference will it make?
      • What are the risks and the payoffs?
      • How much will it cost?
      • How long will it take?
      • What are the midterm and final "exams" to check for success?