a. Integrated Test Program Schedule
(1) Display on a chart (see Figure 1) the integrated time sequencing of the major test and evaluation
phases and events, related activities, and planned cumulative funding
expenditures by appropriation.
(2) Include event dates such as major
decision points as defined in DoD Instruction 5000.2, reference (a);
operational assessments, preliminary and critical design reviews, test
article availability; software version releases; appropriate phases of
developmental test and evaluation; live fire test and evaluation, JITC
interoperability testing and certification date to support FRP Decision
Review, and operational test and evaluation; low rate initial production
deliveries; Initial Operational Capability; Full Operational Capability; and
statutorily required reports, such as the Live-Fire T and E Report and
(3) A single schedule shall be provided
for multi-Service or Joint and Capstone TEMPs showing all DoD Component
system event dates.
(4) Provide the date
(fiscal quarter) when the decision to proceed beyond low-rate initial production
is planned. (LRIP quantities required for initial operational test must
be identified for approval by the DOT and E prior to entry into System
Development and Demonstration Phase for ACAT I programs and other programs
designated for DOT&E oversight).
(1) Discuss the test and evaluation
responsibility of all participating organizations (developers, testers,
(2) Identify the T&E IPT structure,
to include the sub-IPTs, such as a Modeling and Simulation WIPT or
Reliability WIPT, with their participating organizations. A more detailed
discussion can be contained in a separate T and E charter; however,
sufficient detail is needed here for those persons not having convenient
access to the charter.
(3) Provide the proposed or approved
performance Exit Criteria to be assessed at the next major decision point.
For a TEMP update, generated by a program breach or significant change,
provide the Acquisition Decision Memorandum-approved Exit Criteria from the
current phase.s beginning milestone decision, or any revised ones generated
by the breach or significant change.