The Army Needs More Comprehensive Evaluations to Make Effective Use of Its Weapon System Testing.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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Evaluations of development and operational tests are used to assess the progress of new weapon systems as they proceed through development. Because many Army organizations contribute to the preparation of these evaluations, the results reaching acquisition officials at critical decision points are often fragmented. Seldom do these evaluations adequately interpret the test findings in terms of potential operational consequences. Evaluations need to be broadened and integrated to provide a more meaningful and coherent picture of system development progress and potential operational effectiveness. This will require greater participation by Army analysts in planning evaluations and in determining the technical and operational implications of test findings.
- Administration and Management
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods