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TEST AND EVALUATION: An Assessment of DOD's Operational Test and Evaluation Capability Improvement Program

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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The Congress, concerned that OT and E was not receiving the needed emphasis and independent oversight, established the Office of the Director, OT and E P.L. 98-94, Sept. 24, 1983. The statute designated the Director, OT and E as the principal OT and E official within senior DOD management to ensure that systems are ready for production. In 1986, the Director, OT and E Capability Improvement Program as assigned by the Secretary of Defense. The program was appropriated 59 million in both fiscal years 1988 and 1989. As stated in the conference report on the DOD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1989, DOD was not to obligate or spend the fiscal year 1989 funds until it submitted to the Congress a list of items to be acquired with the funds and GAO issued this report. The Office of the Director, OT and E plans show needs for the program totaling about 700 million over the next 5 years 1990-94.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]