Francis Scott Key Chapter
International Test and Evaluation Association

About Us



For over thirty years the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education organization, has been advancing the exchange of technical, programmatic, and acquisition information among the test and evaluation community. ITEA members come together to learn and share with others from industry, government, and academia, who are involved with the development and application of the policies and techniques used to assess effectiveness, reliability, interoperability, and safety of existing, legacy, and future technology-based weapon and non-weapon systems and products throughout their lifecycle. 


Test and Evaluation Professionals Working Together


ITEA members embody a broad and diverse set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that span the full spectrum of the test and evaluation profession. All of which is shared with others through the ITEA Journal--the industry's premier technical publication for the professional tester--and at ITEA's Annual Symposium, regional workshops, education courses, and local Chapter events. Join the thousands of ITEA members--your peers in the industry--in contributing to the ITEA Journal and participating at ITEA events so that you also can benefit from the opportunities to learn from others, share your knowledge, and help advance the T&E industry.




The Francis Scott Key Chapter was established in 1984.  Since that time, the chapter has been awarded Superior and Excellent Chapter Awards numerous times.  The chapter sponsors monthly luncheons with speakers briefing on the latest topics.  In addition, the chapter presents awards to outstanding T&E individuals yearly and scholarships for graduating high school seniors who plan to study those areas contributing to Test and Evaluation. 

About Us



President:  Chris Susman  SURVICE ENG
VP- Education:  Jim Myers        JRAD
VP-Programs: Fred Merchant SURVICE ENG
Secretary:  Kathryn Fontaine        AEC
Treasurer:  Cathy Pritts                JRAD



Stephanie Clewer         CSC
C. David Brown            OSD Retired
Reta Reynolds             ATEC
Tracey Sheppard         ATEC



Are held on the first Wednesday of each month at Waters Edge Events Center

Guest Speaker To be announced


​Cost: $25 payable by cash or check.
On the menu: Chef’s choice buffet, rolls, salad, dessert, coffee, tea, and lemonade

RSVP to: Samantha Presser  410-273-7722 x231   samantha.presser@survice.com

Members and Non-members are welcome!