Under the terms of the five-year contract, American Systems will provide operational test and evaluation
services related to fourth- and fifth-generation fighter acquisition programs covering a broad range of technical and analytical operational test services.
In fact, all of today's OSD test organizations have roots in the original DD(T&E) office, including the Test Resource Management Center (TRMC), the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Office, and even the office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation
(DOT&E) and its subordinate offices for live-fire and joint T&E (LFT&E, JT&E).
MOT&E - Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation
Operational test and evaluation
didn't focus solely on the C-5M's flight performance as maintainers accomplished 15 different maintenance demonstrations and identified 447 technical order changes, said Chief Master Sgt.
The Department of Defense Operational Test and Evaluation
office concurred with the COMOPTEVFOR finding in a subsequent memorandum to the Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation.
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation
Center (AFOTEC) completed its testing and issued a report recommending full-rate production to DoD in mid-December.
This meant that effectiveness portions of an operational test and evaluation
(OT&E) were done very well, while suitability was sometimes lacking.
The US Navy's Tomahawk Baseline IV (Tactical Tomahawk) Cruise Missile Weapon System received approval to enter formal government operational evaluation (OPEVAL) in December, under the direction of Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation
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.
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.