What Happened to DT&E?
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA
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The office now responsible for overseeing developmental test and evaluation DTE was created four decades ago to oversee all test and evaluation TE in the Department of Defense DoD. In the January February 2014 issue of Defense ATL magazine, I described David Packard s response to the Blue Ribbon Defense Panel in shaping the original office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD responsible for TE oversight. In this article, I describe the DoD s efforts over the past 40 years to shape TE oversight organizations to help improve acquisition outcomes. Ultimately, this article is intended to provoke a rethinking of how we, as testers and as members of the acquisition community, can better help programs provide enhanced capabilities to our warfighters in an effective and timely manner. If that is not our top priority, then I think we may be in the wrong business.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Defense Systems