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Jan 2018


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RAMS - The Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium






Event Overview:

The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®) is the premier event in the reliability, availability, and maintainability engineering disciplines. Combining tutorials, presentations, CEUs, certifications, and networking into one week-long program, the RAMS® delivers cutting edge information to all technical industries.

The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®) is a yearly gathering of the product assurance disciplines where training, tutorials, and the latest technical practices, procedures, and results are presented in easy-to-utilize forums and proceedings.

RAMS® consistently pushes the leading edge of our discipline and profession through published papers, informative tutorials, excellent networking and product demonstrations.

Coupled with our RAMS® Vendor trade show, RAMS® continues to be one of the most comprehensive gatherings of Product Assurance professionals available in today’s competitive business environment.

We focus on providing real-world value for commercial and government applications through succinct delivery of the latest techniques and business practices.

We understand what it takes to succeed in today’s market place, as our Symposium is organized and staffed by over 50 individuals, most volunteers, who are currently supporting these disciplines in some form or fashion.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Laura J. Freeman

Senior Technical Advisor to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation

Dr. Freeman serves as a senior advisor to DOT&E on matters related to the test and evaluation of all acquisition programs in the Department of Defense. She focuses on promoting the use of scientific and statistical methods in all operational test plans and test reports. Technical focus areas include expanding and improving the use of experimental design, statistical analyses, reliability analyses, modeling and simulation validation, and capturing human/system interactions.

Previously, Dr. Freeman was an Assistant Director to IDA’s Operational Evaluation Division. Dr. Freeman led the Test Science Task providing support to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation on the use of statistics in test and evaluation. She has worked on a variety of DoD programs including command and control, undersea warfare, strike fighters, air-to-ground and air-to-air weapon systems, and business systems. Her most recent focus has been operational test planning for the F-35.

Dr. Freeman has a Masters and Ph.D. in Statistics from Virginia Tech. She also has a B.S in Aerospace Engineering. Her research areas include industrial statistics, experimental design, and reliability analysis.

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