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.
|Government participants from across federal agencies are invited to TEMs, including:
- Office of Secretary of Defense
- Air Force
- 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:email@example.com
- 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?