Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs)
What's a Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM)?
The Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) is a bi-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).
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our community within the Defense Innovation Network: https://innovatedefense.net/disa
Government participants from across federal agencies are invited to TEMs, including but not limited to:
- 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 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.
- 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: email@example.com
- 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?