Acquisition Reform: Role of Test and Evaluation in System Acquisition Should Not Be Weakened
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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I am pleased to be here today to discuss the current legislation affecting the test and evaluation T and E of defense systems and the various proposals to reform that legislation. As you know, our Office has a long history of supporting independent operational T and E-- conducted as early as possible in the acquisition process-- as a critical management control over the process to acquire defense systems. We are currently studying the Department of Defenses DOD use of the low-rate initial production LRIP concept and, in particular, the advantages and disadvantages of performing at least some operational T and E prior to starting LRIP.
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