Accession Number : ADA259658


Title :   History of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation (OT and E) Mission, Organization, and Policy


Descriptive Note : Special rept. May 1941-Dec 1992,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM


Personal Author(s) : Benson, Lawrence R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259658.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : This report defines the various categories of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT and E) and related activities and explains how they support the defense acquisition process. It summarizes the historical evolution of operational testing by the Air Force since World War II and organizational responsibilities for OT and E within the Air Force, other armed services, and the Department of Defense. It discusses changing policies, basic procedures, and political influences. After mentioning the contribution of OT and E to Operation Desert Storm, the history concludes with details on the reorganization of Air Force OT and E during 1992.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY EQUIPMENT , *HISTORY , TEST AND EVALUATION , AIR FORCE , OPERATION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES , ACQUISITION


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE