AP2.2. PREPARATION AND SUBMITTAL
AP2.2.1. The T&E WIPT shall develop the TEMP for ACAT I
programs, selected ACAT IAM programs, and other programs on the OSD T&E Oversight List or
otherwise under DOT&E oversight (collectively termed "OSD T&E-oversight programs"). The TEMP for
an ACAT I program shall be submitted to the Deputy Director, Developmental
Test and Evaluation, in the office of the Director, Strategic and
Tactical Systems, for OSD approval, 30 days prior to Milestone B or
subsequent program initiation. For other OSD T&E-oversight programs, the TEMP shall be
submitted within 90 days of such designation.
AP2.2.2. Multi-Service for Joint
Programs. The lead DoD Component shall prepare and coordinate the TEMP. The
TEMP signature page requires approval signatures from the lead DoD Component
and all participating DoD Components.
AP2.2.3. Requirement for Other DoD Component Coordination. Where a program
of any DoD Component must interface with other DoD Components during development
and testing or where it will interface operationally with
the systems of other DoD Components, coordination of the affected DoD
Components must be obtained and indicated in the TEMP before it is submitted to USD(AT&L) DD, DT&E/S&TS.
AP2.2.4. TEMP Updates. Update the TEMP at
program milestones and decision reviews (see section C7.2
.), when the program baseline has been
breached, when the associated ORD or C4ISP has been significantly modified,
or on other occasions when the program
has changed significantly. Evolutionary acquisition programs may require additional updates to
ensure that the TEMP reflects the currently defined program. When a baseline breach
occurs, the TEMP will be updated within 120 days of the date
of the program manager.s Program Deviation Report.When a program changes significantly,
the TEMP due date will be negotiated between the program manager and
the component TEMP approval authority. In the case of programs under OSD T&E
oversight, the negotiations will take place between the program manager, DoD
Component TEMP approval authority, DOT&E and DD, DT&E/S&TS.
AP2.2.5. Review and
Approval. DOT&E and the cognizant OIPT leader shall be the OSD TEMP approval
authorities for ACAT I programs, selected ACAT IAM programs, and those
other acquisition category programs designated for OSD T&E oversight. The possible
cognizant OIPT leaders are the Director of Strategic and Tactical Systems;
the Principal Director, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Space; and the Deputy DoD CIO or
designee (for ACAT IAM programs). Formal submission of the TEMP for OSD
approval shall be accomplished no later than 30 days before the Milestone B
or subsequent program initiation, unless otherwise agreed to in the IPT.
Upon approval, the OSD approval Memorandum becomes part of the TEMP, and
shall be attached to the front cover.
AP2.2.6. Circumstances when a TEMP is No
Longer Required. When a program's development is completed and COIs are
satisfactorily resolved, including the verification of deficiency
corrections, TEMP updates are no longer required. The following attributes
are examples for which an updated TEMP submission may no longer be required:
AP220.127.116.11. Fully deployed system with
no operationally significant product improvements or block modification
AP18.104.22.168. Full production ongoing and
fielding initiated with no significant deficiencies observed in production
qualification test results.
AP22.214.171.124. Partially fielded system in
early production phase having successfully accomplished all developmental
and operational test objectives.
AP126.96.36.199. Programs for which planned
test and evaluation is only a part of routine aging and surveillance
testing, service life monitoring, or tactics development.
AP188.8.131.52. Programs for which no
further operational testing or live fire testing is required by any DoD
AP184.108.40.206. Program for which future
testing (e.g., product improvements or block upgrades) has been
incorporated in a separate TEMP (e.g., an upgrade TEMP).
Requesting Cancellation of TEMP Requirement. Written requests for cancellation of a
TEMP requirement must be forwarded to the DoD Component TEMP approval authority,
or, for TEMPS under OSD T and E oversight, through the DoD Component
TEMP approval authority to the cognizant OIPT leader. Justification, such
as applicability of any the above circumstances, must be included in the
request. The cognizant OIPT leader will jointly review the request with DOT&E and
notify the DoD Component TEMP approval authority of the result.