Accession Number : ADA331017

Title :   Test and Evaluation: Impact of DOD's Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA331017

Report Date : 24 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) has proposed that the practices and policies of the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) be modified to reduce the time and cost of developing and fielding new weapon systems. To help focus deliberations on DOD'S proposal, you asked us to review DOT&E'S operations and organizational structure for overseeing operational testing. Specifically, you asked us to assess (1) DOT&E's efforts and their impact on the quality of operational testing and evaluation in DOD and (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the current organizational framework in DOD for operational testing. As part of our review, we conducted 13 case studies of the testing of individual weapon systems. (Our scope and methodology are described in app. I, and brief descriptions of the 13 weapon systems are provided in app. II.)

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *POLICIES, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, ORGANIZATIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, FEDERAL BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE