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It is uncertain whether the Fast Response Cutters will perform as intended until it completes operational test and evaluation in actual maritime environments," the report said.
Although integrated testing will never replace the statutory or prudent requirement to conduct separate and independent operational T&E, enabling operational testers to use verified data from integrated test events earlier in the program will provide clearer insight into a system's ability to complete initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) or operational evaluation (OPEVAL) and reduce the length of a system's operational test and the subsequent evaluation.
AVIAN is a uniquely-capable company of former senior DoD professionals that has a proven track record of excelling at program management, systems engineering, crew systems and human system engineering, science and technology, developmental and operational test planning and execution, complex problem resolution, process development and control and concept development and experimentation.
This effort to integrate testing is born out by the fact that the new AFI 99-103 (2004) is itself a compilation of the former AFI 99-101 (1996), Developmental Test and Evaluation; AFI 99-102 (1998), Operational Test and Evaluation; and AFI 99-105 (1994), Live Fire Test and Evaluation.
Halverson, Commander of the US Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas; and Richard R.
The scope of responsibility and diversity of projects requires each officer, chief and Sailor to be on their game in order to accomplish the missions of operational test and tactical development.
Before these items are fielded to our soldiers, the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and its subordinate commands--the Developmental Test Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; the Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, Texas; and the Army Evaluation Center, also in Alexandria--test them vigorously in an operational environment to ensure that our soldiers have the best possible equipment.
In an intriguing twist of timing, the Pentagon's Office of Operational Test and Evaluation released its annual report last week.