operational test and evaluation

operational test and evaluation

(testing)
(OT&E) Formal testing conducted prior to deployment to evaluate the operational effectiveness and suitability of the system with respect to its mission.
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The final report prominently featured a discussion of operational test and evaluation, and the panel's recommendations had significant influence on how David Packard would shape the role of T&E to support defense acquisition.
The flight test, known as FTT-12, was designated an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation test by the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
The ICOTE provides a forum for the senior operational test and evaluation and developmental test and evaluation representatives from the Defense Department, the military service test & evaluation commands, and senior executives of representative U.
The foregoing constraints limit SoS evaluation using traditional, domestic test range operational test and evaluation procedures, thus making in-theater evaluation a more attractive alternative.
9, is a combined test force comprised of seven permanently assigned personnel as well as personnel from the Predator Systems Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center's Detachment 5, the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron and contractors from General Atomics in Rancho Bernardo.
The EP-3E Aries II Sensor System Improvement Program (SSIP) upgrade completed operational test and evaluation, and was found to be operationally effective and suitable.
The Army developed a plan, approved by DOD's Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, that met the requirements of the fiscal year 2001 National Defense Authorization Act.
Code requires that major acquisition programs undergo independent operational test and evaluation in order to proceed beyond low-rate initial production.
Business Technology and Solutions, Incorporated, Beavercreek, Ohio, is being awarded a $15,000,000 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for information technology support for Headquarters Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center's (HQ AFOTEC) Management Information Network in the following areas: IT programs management, IT systems design and engineering, database development and management, network administration, system administration, website development and management, and IT multimedia support.
BAE Systems has won the five-year, $94 million Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA) Omnibus Support contract.
Although integrated testing will never replace the statutory or prudent requirement to conduct separate and independent operational T&E, enabling operational testers to use verified data from integrated test events earlier in the program will provide clearer insight into a system's ability to complete initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) or operational evaluation (OPEVAL) and reduce the length of a system's operational test and the subsequent evaluation.
The cost of programs is generally driven by decisions that are made in the initial 10 to 15 percent of the work that's done," says Charles McQueary, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department.
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