C18.104.22.168.1. Early T&E activities shall harmonize MOEs, MOPs, and
risk with the needs depicted in the MNS, and with the
objectives and thresholds addressed in the analysis of alternatives, and defined in
the ORD, APB, and TEMP, as these documents become available.
The user shall establish quantitative criteria for as many MOEs and MOPs
as practical. The TEMP shall contain test event or
scenario descriptions and resource requirements (including special
instrumentation, test articles, ranges and facilities, and threat targets
and simulations validated in accordance with a DOT&E-approved process) and
test limitations that impact the system evaluation. The Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA) shall validate the threat information associated
with these elements of the T&E process.
C22.214.171.124.2. The following T&E
C126.96.36.199.2.1. Test planning shall
consider the use of ground test activities, to include
hardware-in-the-loop simulation, prior to conducting full-up,
system-level testing, such as flight-testing, in realistic
C188.8.131.52.2.2. Planning, at
minimum, shall address all system components (hardware, software,
and human interfaces) critical to achieve and demonstrate contract
technical performance specifications and ORD-defined operational
effectiveness and suitability requirements.
Phased criteria, quantitative when possible, shall determine hardware,
software, and system maturity and readiness to proceed through
the acquisition process. The various approved ORD KPPs and the MOEs and MOPs
used in the analysis of alternatives and during T&E shall remain linked.
C184.108.40.206.2.4. Planning shall provide for completed DT&E, OT&E, and LFT&E, as
required, before entering full-rate production.
C220.127.116.11.2.5. T&E on commercial
and non-developmental items shall ensure performance, operational
effectiveness, and operational suitability for the military application in
the military environment, regardless of the manner of procurement. Test
planning for these items shall recognize commercial testing
and experience, but nonetheless determine the appropriate DT&E, OT&E, and LFT&E needed to assure
effective performance in the intended operational environment.
C18.104.22.168.2.6. Test planning and
conduct shall take full advantage of existing investment in DoD
ranges, facilities, and other resources, wherever practical, unless
otherwise justified in the TEMP. The DoD Major Range and Test Facility
Base is maintained and managed to support and provide capabilities for
DoD acquisition programs in accordance with DoD Directive 3200.11 (reference (be)
C22.214.171.124.2.7. Planning shall
consider the potential testing impacts on the environment (42 U.S.C.
4321-4370d and E.O. 12114 (references
(x) and (y)
C126.96.36.199.2.8. The concept of early and integrated T&E
shall emphasize prototype testing during system development and demonstration
and early OAs to identify technology risks and provide
operational user impacts. OTAs shall maximize their
involvement in early, pre-acquisition activities. The goal of integrated T&E shall be to
provide early operational insights into the developmental process.
This early operational insight should reduce the scope of the integrated
OT&E thereby contributing to reduced cycle time and TOC.
C188.8.131.52.2.9. Appropriate use of accredited models and simulation to
support DT&E, OT&E, and LFT&E shall be coordinated through the T&E WIPT.
C184.108.40.206.2.10. Planning shall consider a combined DT&E, OT&E, and/or
LFT&E approach. The combined approach shall not compromise
either developmental testing (DT) or operational testing (OT) objectives.
Planning shall provide for an adequate OT period and report
generation, including the DOT&E Beyond LRIP Report prior to the decision milestone.
C220.127.116.11.2.11. DOT&E and the Deputy Director, DT&E, Office of
Strategic and Tactical Systems, Office of the USD(AT&L) shall have full and timely access
to all available developmental, operational, and live fire T&E
C18.104.22.168.2.12. All DoD MDAPs, programs on the OSD
T&E Oversight list, post-acquisition (legacy) systems, and all programs
and systems that must interoperate with them, are
subject to interoperability evaluations throughout their life cycles to validate
their ability to support mission accomplishment. At the discretion of
the USD(AT&L), ASD(C3I), DOT&E, United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM),
and the Joint Staff, they shall place programs and systems deemed to
have significant interoperability deficiencies on the
Interoperability Watch List. PMs for a program on the Watch List
will be required to undertake corrective actions to address
interoperability deficiencies in order to be removed from the
Interoperability Watch List.
on the Interoperability Watch List will provide
periodic updates of current status towards correcting identified deficiencies to
senior representatives of USD(AT&L), ASD(C3I), DOT&E, USJFCOM, and the Joint Staff.
The PM, or other cognizant official, and the
responsible test organization (either developmental or operational), in
conjunction with the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), shall
provide these updates. These updates will support an assessment
as to whether interoperability issues are being adequately addressed,
and whether a status change is warranted (i.e., whether the
program or system should be removed from the Interoperability
Watch List, kept on the Interoperability Watch List, or proposed for T&E
Oversight). Staff members of USD(AT&L), ASD(C3I), DOT&E, USJFCOM, and the Joint Staff
shall prepare Quarterly reports summarizing the activities of
systems and programs on the Watch List.
systems on the OSD T&E Oversight List, DOT and E shall provide
assessments at early milestone reviews as to whether the system
under review has a viable plan to demonstrate operational
C22.214.171.124.2.13. For IT systems,
including NSS, with interoperability requirements, the JITC shall
provide system interoperability test certification memoranda to the
Director, Joint Staff J-6, throughout the system life-cycle and
regardless of ACAT. Based on interoperability evaluations and other
pertinent factors, the Joint Staff J-6 will issue interoperability
system validation memoranda to the respective Services, Agencies,
and developmental and operational test organizations. The Joint
Staff J-6 also provides interoperability requirements (CRD and ORD)
and supportability (C4ISP) certifications.