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 Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 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: Traditional/Cloud Computing Services, Big Data Analytics, Unified Capabilities, DevOps, NetOps, Networking, Cyber-Security, Mobility, and Software-Defined Everything.
- 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
|When are they held?
- TEMs are typically conducted on the final day of the work week in a commercial office location in Arlington, Va.
- TEMs are also broadcast through the Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) website to allow participation by government personnel at remote locations.
- The TEM sessions typically last 1.5 hours.
|How do I request to participate in a TEM session?
- Send TEM requests to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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?