Accession Number : ADA311808

Title :   Joint Test and Evaluation Handbook.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA311808

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) program originated in response to the 1970 Blue Ribbon Defense Panel Report. The panel report concluded that 'There has been, and is currently, no effective means for conducting productive joint operations tests and evaluations. The fact that some such efforts heretofore have encountered difficulties and achieved few useful results does not obviate the requirements for much needed joint operational test and evaluation (OT&E).' The report recommended that continuing responsibility for joint testing be vested in an Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) staff element dedicated to test and evaluation (T&E). While the original emphasis was on joint operational T&E, evolving multi-Service needs and issues have led to an expansion of the effort to include joint developmental and operational T&Es. The JT&E program is directed by the Director, Test, Systems Engineering and Evaluation (D,T,SE&E). The purpose of a JT&E is to accomplish one or more of the following: Assess the interoperability of Service systems in joint operations and explore potential solutions to identified problems; Evaluate and provide recommendations for improvements in joint technical and operational concepts; Develop and validate system development and testing methodologies having multi-Service application; and Evaluate technical and operational performance of systems under realistic joint operational conditions.

Descriptors :   *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *HANDBOOKS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *JOINT TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INTEROPERABILITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), DIRECTIVES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE