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Registration for the Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference is open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter
of the Conference. However, some conference sessions and short courses may be limited to registrants who are employees
of the U.S. Government or its contractors. The conference will be held at the
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
2600 Louisiana Blvd.NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
DEPS has negotiated a block of rooms at government rates for Conference attendees at the Sheraton Hotel.
To make a reservation at these reduced rates, click here and use the
hotel's online reservation system, or call the hotel
reservation line at (800) 325-3535 and mention that you are attending this DEPS meeting. Make your reservation early; the room
block will expire on 22 December 2017.
The Hotel reserves the right to enforce its policies, procedures, and cancellation fees.
DEPS is not responsible for any hotel cancellation charges, penalties, or billing discrepancies.
Registration for the DE T&E Conference is available
Registrants for either meeting may attend sessions of both the DE T&E Conference and the ITEA Engineering Workshop.
Participation in some DE T&E Conference technical sessions will have limited participation. See Security section below.
Attendance Requirements for Limited Sessions
The 2018 DEPS DE T&E conference will be composed of open, public sessions and limited participation sessions.
It will include two levels of limited participation sessions: those with
Limited Distribution C and those having Limited Distribution D. Both levels restrict participation to U.S. citizens.
Distribution C sessions are further limited to employees of the U.S. Federal Government or its contractors,
and Distribution D is limited to employees of the U.S. Department of Defense or its contractors. If you
do not meet these requirements, you will be unable to attend the limited participation sessions,
although you will be able to participate in the open, public (Limited Distribution A) sessions.
Submitting Visit Requests to Attend Limited Sessions
Persons having access to the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) who wish to participate in limited
participation sessions should send visit notification via JPAS according to AFI 31-101 and the NISPOM
with the following information:
- Purpose of Visit: 2018 DEPS DE T&E Conference
- Point of contact: Tiffany Bjelke
- POC Phone: (505) 217-2062
- Visited SMO: 1LNJ46
- First day of visit: 16 January 2018
- Last day of visit: 18 January 2018
Via Visit Request Letter
Those persons not having access to JPAS and wishing to attend limited participation sessions
must submit a Visit Request Letter. The request must (1) be on company letterhead, (2) be signed by your
company FSO or your immediate supervisor , (3) identify you by name as a company employee, (4) state
your citizenship, (5) include the last four of your social security number, and (6) state that you
work on either government contracts or DOD government contracts that give you have a valid need to
know to be participate in limited C, or Limited C and D sessions at the DET&E Conference. Fax the
letter to 505-998-4917, email it to Tiffany@deps.org, or mail it to:
Directed Energy Professional Society
Attn: 2018 DEPS DE T&E Conference
7770 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 440
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
If you are unable to submit a visit request in either of the manners above, and you have a US
Government-issued CAC, please contact Tiffany Bjelke by phone at 505-217-2062 or by email at
Tiffany@deps.org to discuss the specifics and determine access.
Visit Request Deadline
All visit requests, via JPAS or Visit Request Letter, must be received by DEPS on or before
4 January 2018. For questions regarding visit requests or verification of receipt please contact
Tiffany Bjelke at (505) 217-2062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibits and Conference Sponsorships
Exhibits and conference sponsorships are being managed through ITEA. These links take you to the
pertinent information on the ITEA Engineering Workshop Web page, including an exhibitors timeline:
For answers to questions about exhibits or conference sponsorships, please contact Lena Moran at LMoran@traxintl.com
Last updated: 16 November 2017