Simulation, Test, and Evaluation Process Step Guidelines.
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC
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The Simulation Test and Evaluation Process is one that integrates both simulation and test for the purpose of interactively evaluating and improving the design, performance, joint military worth, survivability, suitability, and effectiveness of systems to be acquired and Improving how those systems will be used. STEP significantly reengineers the way modeling and simulation is used with test and evaluation to support acquisition reform. STEP implements the intent of the DoD 5000-series acquisition regulations and is anticipated to contribute to Substantially reducing the time, resources, and risk associated with the acquisition process, In creasing the quality, military utility, and supportability of systems developed and fielded, while reducing their total ownership costs, and Facilitating Integrated Product and Process Development IPPD across the full acquisition life cycle. We are providing these STEP Guidelines for all those who are involved with the acquisition, fielding, and employment of new military capabilities. We expect engineers, users, support planners, trainers, managers, and executives to use the process and benefit from it. Within TE, our intent is to ensure that modeling and simulation truly becomes an integral part of our test and evaluation process. We will expect to see this reflected in test planning and conduct and documented in Test and Evaluation Master Plans.
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