AP22.214.171.124. For a covered system
acquisition program lacking traditional milestones cited in 10 U.S.C. 2366
), designates equivalent events for the purpose
of applying the schedule requirements for LFT&E.
AP126.96.36.199. May waive the requirement
for full-up, system-level LFT&E in accordance with the provisions of
10 U.S.C. 2366 (reference (w)
DOT and E approval of the alternative LFT&E plan. In such a case, the USD(AT&L)
must certify in writing to the Congressional defense committees, before
the system enters System Development and Demonstration (or equivalent
point), that full-up, system-level testing would be unreasonably
expensive and impracticable, and include the DOT&E-approved alternative plan. Note:
The waiver decision authority is the CAE for less-than ACAT ID programs.
AP3.4.2. DOT and E
AP188.8.131.52. Serves as the
OSD focal point for review, coordination, and approval of LFT&E policy.
Approves LFT&E strategies, as provided in the TEMP or equivalent
document, and alternative LFT&E plans, when applicable, in support of a waiver from
full-up, system-level testing.
AP184.108.40.206. Designates covered systems for LFT&E that meet the regulatory criteria. Annually
reviews all potential systems for inclusion or deletion from the OSD T&E Oversight
AP220.127.116.11. Approves Services. LFT&E planning documents as identified for DOT&E approval in the LFT&E
planning matrix included in the TEMP.
AP18.104.22.168. Reviews Services. LFT&E planning documents not requiring DOT&E approval, as identified
in the LFT&E planning matrix included in the TEMP.
AP22.214.171.124. Reviews Services' LFT&E
AP126.96.36.199. Monitors and
reviews the Services' LFT&E program during its conduct.
AP188.8.131.52. Submits an independent
LFT&E report for each covered system (to include LFT&E programs
conducted under the waiver provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2366 (reference (w))) to the Secretary of Defense
and, as delegated by the Secretary, to the Congress before a covered
system can proceed beyond low-rate initial production. WHS has assigned
RCS DD-OT&E(AR)1845 to the LFT&E Report in accordance with DoD
8910.1-M (reference (db)
AP184.108.40.206. Describes and assesses the
status of LFT&E activities for each system requiring LFT and E as part
of the DOT&E annual report to Congress required by 10 U.S.C. 139 (reference (bk)
AP3.4.3. The DoD Components
candidate covered systems for LFT&E.
AP220.127.116.11. Develop and
implement the LFT&E strategy for each affected system and ensures this strategy is
fully described in the TEMP.
AP18.104.22.168. Plan, program,
and budget research, development, test and evaluation and other procurement
funds in support of LFT&E including the acquisition of threat targets/munitions
or acceptable surrogates.
AP22.214.171.124. Identify critical LFT&E
issues, prepare and approve required plans, reports and other
AP126.96.36.199. Permit DOT&E
to monitor, on-site, all LFT&E tests.
Conduct engineering assessments of possible design changes resulting from LFT&E and
develop programs for incorporating cost-effective design changes as early
as possible commensurate with the system acquisition strategy.
alternative LFT&E strategy for approval to the Director, OT&E, if full-up, system-level
testing would be unreasonably expensive and impracticable.
AP188.8.131.52. Submit request
for waiver from full-up, system-level testing for approval to the USD(AT&L) for
ACAT ID programs, or to the CAE for less-than ACAT ID programs, if
full-up, system-level testing would be unreasonably expensive and
impracticable. Include a copy of the approved alternative plan with the
request for waiver.
Service facilities and resources and provide guidance on operating these test
facilities to support LFT&E.