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Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)2881334/21/2021 9:15:25 PMDoD employs three formal types of T&E (directed by statute) in the acquisition of systems DT&E and validates that the system under test can effectively execute its mission in a Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClassBADA1A64D5F242839F8E688538804C31">1.) Any testing used to assist in the development and maturation of products, product elements, or manufacturing or support processes. 2.) Any engineering-type test used to verify status of technical progress, verify that design risks are minimized, substantiate achievement of contract technical performance, and certify readiness for initial operational testing. Development tests generally require instrumentation and measurements and are accomplished by engineers, technicians, or soldier operator-maintainer test personnel in a controlled environment to facilitate failure analysis.</div>
Supportability Testing (Logistics Test & Evaluation)2878814/21/2021 9:10:11 PMLogistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP) Test and Evaluation Community of Practice (T&E CoP and disposal requirements will also be included in testing and evaluation process Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClassE37F813DF61F417EBB79B982F9DC7BBC">A key component of availability. It includes design, technical support data, and maintenance procedures to facilitate detection, isolation, and timely repair and/or replacement of system anomalies. This includes factors such as diagnostics, prognostics, real time maintenance data collection, and Human System Integration (HSI) considerations.</div>
Test & Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)2880174/21/2021 9:19:02 PMDocuments the overall structure and objectives of the Test and Evaluation (T&E) program programs must prepare a TEMP to document Test and Evaluation for each phase completion Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClass385249AFB1994B67B9B5C32861D7ABF6">Documents the overall structure and objectives of the Test and Evaluation (T&amp;E) program. It provides a framework within which to generate detailed T&amp;E plans and documents schedule and resource implications associated with the T&amp;E program. The TEMP identifies the necessary Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&amp;E), Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&amp;E), and Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&amp;E) activities. It relates program schedule, test management strategy and structure, and required resources to&#58; Critical Operational Issues (COIs), Critical Technical Parameters (CTPs), objectives and thresholds documented in the Capability Development Document (CDD), evaluation criteria, and milestone decision points. For multi- Service or joint programs, a single integrated TEMP is required. Component-unique content requirements, particularly evaluation criteria associated with COIs, can be addressed in a component-prepared annex to the basic TEMP.</div>
Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E)2892224/21/2021 9:16:40 PMLower ACAT programs may have the Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation TST-204 Intermediate Test and Evaluation Test and Evaluation Community of Practice (T&E COP), Training Center Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClassA73D1EC1FFCA4CB695B2E99BD1E46AB1">Dedicated Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&amp;E) conducted on production, or production representative articles, to determine whether systems are operationally effective and suitable to support a Full-Rate Production (FRP) decision. The term IOT&amp;E is normally associated with programs on the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Oversight List.</div>
Live Fire Test & Evaluation (LFT&E)2878544/21/2021 9:17:00 PMshould not be referred to as Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E). LFT&E is reserved for describing those tests which are specifically required to address 10 Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClass93CD6C2307DC4F1F84DC68B33D11F81C">A test process that provides a timely assessment of the survivability and/or lethality of a conventional weapon or conventional weapon system as it progresses through its design and development. LFT&amp;E is a statutory requirement (Title 10 U.S.C. § 2366) for covered systems, major munitions programs, missile programs, or product improvements to a covered system, major munitions programs, or missile programs before they can proceed beyond Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP).</div>
Follow-on Operational Test & Evaluation (FOT&E)2892234/21/2021 9:16:01 PMDAU Course - TST-102 – DAWIA Level 1 T&E Course, Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation TST-204 – DAWIA Level 2 T&E Course, Intermediate Test and Evaluation Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClassAF01F9FBDDB44C968A1C60E65B251554">The field test, under realistic conditions, of any item (or key component) of weapons, equipment, or munitions for the purpose of determining the effectiveness and suitability of the weapons, equipment, or munitions for use in combat by typical military users, and the evaluation of the results of such tests.</div>
Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction2880234/21/2021 9:07:38 PMDoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System,” January 7, 2015 production, developmental and operational test, and life-cycle sustainment of proposed Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClass165748AF57CF492CA96BA61848E18F77">The second phase of the Defense Acquisition System as defined and established by DoDI 5000.02. Its purpose is to reduce technology, engineering, integration, and life cycle cost risk to the point that a decision to contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) can be made with confidence in successful program execution for development, production, and sustainment. The phase includes activities intended to reduce specific risks associated with the product to be developed. Activities include additional design trades and requirements trades to ensure an affordable product and executable development and production programs. Capability requirements are matured and validated and affordability caps are finalized during this phase. This phase normally includes competitive sources conducting technology maturation and risk reduction activities and preliminary design activities up to and including a Preliminary Design Review prior to source selection for the EMD Phase.</div>
Systems Engineering in Production and Deployment2873294/21/2021 9:18:43 PMThe final Product Baseline Various test reports Updated Test & Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) Updated Systems Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClassD642E5A8BD78416C90537B832EC67D58">An interdisciplinary approach and process encompassing the entire technical effort to evolve, verify and sustain an integrated and total life cycle balanced set of system, people, and process solutions that satisfy customer needs. SE is the integrating mechanism for the technical and technical management efforts related to the concept analysis, Materiel Solution Analysis (MSA), Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD), Production and Deployment (P&amp;D), Operations and Support (O&amp;S), disposal of, and user training for systems and their life cycle processes.</div>
Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Funds2878654/21/2021 8:59:27 PMRDT&E is one of the five major developed with RDT&E funds); Development Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E); R&D installations and activities Article/quick.aspxFalse
Post-Production Software Support (PPSS)2879154/21/2021 9:10:30 PMDefense Acquisition Guidebook Chapter 3, Systems Engineering, dedicates Chapter 3-2.3.1 conducted PDPR can satisfy both GPRA and CCA requirements for a post deployment evaluation Article/quick.aspxFalse<div class="ExternalClass9489EE623031412D8E4EAE4F2DFE9BB2">Those software support activities that occur after the production of the system has been completed.</div>

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