Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs)

What's a Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM)?

The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a weekly event established and hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency (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: Browser Isolation, Mobile/Desktop Convergence, Automation, Distributed Ledgers, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML & AI), Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps), Zero Trust, Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Wireless Transport, Assured Identity and 5th Generation Wireless (5G).

IMPORTANT

  • 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.

For more information regarding the TEM, contact the TEM Program Management Office: disa.meade.em.mbx.innovation@mail.mil or visit our community within the Defense Innovation Network: https://innovatedefense.net/disa

Who attends?

Government participants from across federal agencies are invited to TEMs, including but not limited to:

  • 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

When are they held?

  • TEMs are typically conducted bi-weekly on Tuesdays and broadcast through an approved collaboration service such as DoD Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) to allow participation by government personnel at remote locations. See upcoming TEMs on our Events page and Calendar.
  • Due to COVID-19, in-person TEMs are limited and held in a commercial office location in Columbia, MD.
  • The TEM sessions typically last 1.5 hours.

How do Vendors request to participate in a TEM session?

  • Request to participate here or send questions to the following e-mail: disa.meade.em.mbx.innovation@mail.mil
  • TEM requests must include 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?

Video Recordings, Slide Decks & Other TEM Artifacts

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants that are not connected to the DoD network must access the DoD365 TEM session as a guest. DoD365 Microsoft Teams will not permit participants access to the TEM session if they are logged into corporate/commercial Microsoft Teams environments (i.e., logged into Microsoft Teams using non-DoD365 corporate credentials).

The video recordings, slide decks, and applicable TEM artifacts for completed TEM sessions are accessible from the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) website: https://unum.nsin.us/disa/technicalExchangeMeetings.

Please note that NSIN registration (free) is required to access TEM content.

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To join the TEM mailing list, please contact: disa.meade.em.mbx.innovation@mail.mil.

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