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Welcome to the Naval Test and Evaluation Community hosted by OPNAV N94, staff for the Office of the Naval T&E Executive. The purpose of this community is to provide an open-source searchable location for all Navy and Marine Corps acquisition personnel to find the latest in DoD and Navy policy and guidance relating to Test and Evaluation.

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Defense Acquisition Guidebook
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The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) has been retired and replaced by a modern set of guidebooks aligned with our new acquisition policies that provide the acquisition workforce with discretionary best practices that should be tailored to the needs of each program. Acquisition professionals should use these guidebooks as a reference source supporting their management responsibilities.

The T&E Enterprise Guidebook further clarifies and details the procedures that should be implemented to meet the intent of the T&E policies outlined in DOD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.89.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Are phases 3-6 Required?

​IAWDODI 5000.02, Enclosure 14, Paragraph 3.b.13., Phases 3 - 6 are required.

What are CNO priorities?

CNO priorities are used in situations where projects/programs require urgency of maintaining the RDT&E schedule and assist COMOPTEVFOR in prioritizing and scheduling fleet assets for testing.  There is a difference between a CNO priority and a Fleet priority.  The list below shows the Fleet priority scale and equivalent CNO priority.  For example, a CNO PRI 1 is equivalent to a Fleet priority of PRI 5.

PRI 1: Forward deployed forces
PRI 2: Deployment certification
PRI 3: Major joint exercises
PRI 4: Inter-deployment training
PRI 5: RDT&E Any CNO PRI 1 projects/programs
PRI 6: RDT&E Any CNO PRI 2 projects/programs (routine operations)
PRI 7: All other CNO projects/programs, support services, community services, etc...

What is a CTT?


A CTT is the following:
Lightweight, low-cost, intellectually intensive wargame exercise (verbal execution; no actual cyber attacks on systems)
Introduce and explore the effects of cyber offensive operations on the capability of warfare systems through dialogue
Two-sided wargame focusing on two opposing force missions
Provide Program Managers, engineers, and testers with actionable information on cyber threats to mission execution
Supports the first three phases of Cybersecurity T&E process

What do I need to request fleet support services?

​IAW SECNAVINST 5000.2E, paragraph 4.4.7.12, a TEIN is required before requesting fleet support services.  The TEIN assists in tracking T&E documentation, scheduling fleet services, andexecution of oversight requirements.  Navy programs will utilize the TEIN to identify TEMP documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test and Evaluation Training
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Training Courses (Indented courses indicate prerequisites required for TST)

TST 102:  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

            ACQ 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management

            ENG 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

 

TST 204:  Intermediate Test and Evaluation

            ACQ 202:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A

            ACQ 203:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B

            TST 102:  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

            CLE 030:  Integrated Testing

 

TST 303:  Advanced Test and Evaluation

            ACQ 203:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B

            CLB 009:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits

            CLM 014:  Team Management and Leadership

            TST 204:  Intermediate Test and Evaluation


Certification Requirements

Level 1:

ACQ 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management

CLE 023:  Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation

CLE 074:  Cybersecurity Throughout DoD Acquisition

ENG 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

TST 102:  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

Education:  Associates degree in any discipline

Experience: 1 year of T&E experience


Level 2:

ACQ 202:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A

ACQ 203:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B

CLE 003:  Technical Reviews
CLE 029:  Testing In a Joint Environment
CLE 030:  Integrated Testing
CLE 035:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
CLE 301:  Reliability and Maintainability
CLM 013:  Work-Breakdown Structure
CLM 016:  Cost Estimating
CLR 101:  Introduction to the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System
SYS 202:  Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering, Part I
TST 204:  Intermediate Test and Evaluation

Education:  Baccalaureate degree or higher (any field of study).  A total of 24 semester hours or equivalent in technical or scientific courses such as mathematics (e.g., calculus, probability, statistics), physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics), psychology, operations research/systems analysis, engineering, computer science, and information technology.

Experience:  2 years of T&E experience


Level 3:

CLB 008:  Program Execution

CLB 009:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits
CLL 015:  Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
CLM 014:  Team Management and Leadership
CLM 031:  Improved Statement of Work
CLV 016:  Introduction to Earned Value Management
TST 303:  Advanced Test and Evaluation

Education:  Baccalaureate or graduate degree in a technical or scientific field such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer science.

Experience:  4 years of T&E experience


Continuous Learning Modules

CLB 008:  Program Execution
CLB 009:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits

CLE 003  Technical Reviews

CLE 023:  Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation

CLE 029:  Testing In a Joint Environment

CLE 030:  Integrated Testing

CLE 035:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics

CLE 039:  Environmental Issues in Testing and Evaluation

CLE 074:  Cybersecurity Throughout DoD Acquisition

CLE 301:  Reliability and Maintainability

CLL 003:  Supportability Test and Evaluation

CLL 015:  Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)

CLM 013:  Work-Breakdown Structure
CLM 014:  Team Management and Leadership

CLM 016:  Cost Estimating

CLM 031  Improved Statement of Work

CLR 101:  Introduction to the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System

CLV 016:  Introduction to Earned Value Management


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Defense Acquisition Guidebook

The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) has been retired and replaced by a modern set of guidebooks aligned with our new acquisition policies that provide the acquisition workforce with discretionary best practices that should be tailored to the needs of each program. Acquisition professionals should use these guidebooks as a reference source supporting their management responsibilities.

The T&E Enterprise Guidebook further clarifies and details the procedures that should be implemented to meet the intent of the T&E policies outlined in DOD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.89.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Are phases 3-6 Required?

​IAWDODI 5000.02, Enclosure 14, Paragraph 3.b.13., Phases 3 - 6 are required.

What are CNO priorities?

CNO priorities are used in situations where projects/programs require urgency of maintaining the RDT&E schedule and assist COMOPTEVFOR in prioritizing and scheduling fleet assets for testing.  There is a difference between a CNO priority and a Fleet priority.  The list below shows the Fleet priority scale and equivalent CNO priority.  For example, a CNO PRI 1 is equivalent to a Fleet priority of PRI 5.

PRI 1: Forward deployed forces
PRI 2: Deployment certification
PRI 3: Major joint exercises
PRI 4: Inter-deployment training
PRI 5: RDT&E Any CNO PRI 1 projects/programs
PRI 6: RDT&E Any CNO PRI 2 projects/programs (routine operations)
PRI 7: All other CNO projects/programs, support services, community services, etc...

What is a CTT?


A CTT is the following:
Lightweight, low-cost, intellectually intensive wargame exercise (verbal execution; no actual cyber attacks on systems)
Introduce and explore the effects of cyber offensive operations on the capability of warfare systems through dialogue
Two-sided wargame focusing on two opposing force missions
Provide Program Managers, engineers, and testers with actionable information on cyber threats to mission execution
Supports the first three phases of Cybersecurity T&E process

What do I need to request fleet support services?

​IAW SECNAVINST 5000.2E, paragraph 4.4.7.12, a TEIN is required before requesting fleet support services.  The TEIN assists in tracking T&E documentation, scheduling fleet services, andexecution of oversight requirements.  Navy programs will utilize the TEIN to identify TEMP documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Test and Evaluation Training

Training Courses (Indented courses indicate prerequisites required for TST)

TST 102:  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

            ACQ 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management

            ENG 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

 

TST 204:  Intermediate Test and Evaluation

            ACQ 202:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A

            ACQ 203:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B

            TST 102:  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

            CLE 030:  Integrated Testing

 

TST 303:  Advanced Test and Evaluation

            ACQ 203:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B

            CLB 009:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits

            CLM 014:  Team Management and Leadership

            TST 204:  Intermediate Test and Evaluation


Certification Requirements

Level 1:

ACQ 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management

CLE 023:  Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation

CLE 074:  Cybersecurity Throughout DoD Acquisition

ENG 101:  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

TST 102:  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

Education:  Associates degree in any discipline

Experience: 1 year of T&E experience


Level 2:

ACQ 202:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A

ACQ 203:  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B

CLE 003:  Technical Reviews
CLE 029:  Testing In a Joint Environment
CLE 030:  Integrated Testing
CLE 035:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
CLE 301:  Reliability and Maintainability
CLM 013:  Work-Breakdown Structure
CLM 016:  Cost Estimating
CLR 101:  Introduction to the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System
SYS 202:  Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering, Part I
TST 204:  Intermediate Test and Evaluation

Education:  Baccalaureate degree or higher (any field of study).  A total of 24 semester hours or equivalent in technical or scientific courses such as mathematics (e.g., calculus, probability, statistics), physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics), psychology, operations research/systems analysis, engineering, computer science, and information technology.

Experience:  2 years of T&E experience


Level 3:

CLB 008:  Program Execution

CLB 009:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits
CLL 015:  Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
CLM 014:  Team Management and Leadership
CLM 031:  Improved Statement of Work
CLV 016:  Introduction to Earned Value Management
TST 303:  Advanced Test and Evaluation

Education:  Baccalaureate or graduate degree in a technical or scientific field such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer science.

Experience:  4 years of T&E experience


Continuous Learning Modules

CLB 008:  Program Execution
CLB 009:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits

CLE 003  Technical Reviews

CLE 023:  Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation

CLE 029:  Testing In a Joint Environment

CLE 030:  Integrated Testing

CLE 035:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics

CLE 039:  Environmental Issues in Testing and Evaluation

CLE 074:  Cybersecurity Throughout DoD Acquisition

CLE 301:  Reliability and Maintainability

CLL 003:  Supportability Test and Evaluation

CLL 015:  Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)

CLM 013:  Work-Breakdown Structure
CLM 014:  Team Management and Leadership

CLM 016:  Cost Estimating

CLM 031  Improved Statement of Work

CLR 101:  Introduction to the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System

CLV 016:  Introduction to Earned Value Management


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JITC - Joint Interoperability Test Command

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JITC is the DoD's Joint Interoperability Certifier and only non-Service Operational Test Agency for Information Technology (IT)/National Security Systems (NSS).  JITC provides risk based Test Evaluation & Certification services, tools, and environments to ensure Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs.  Visit JITC's website here


JITC Publications:

JITC OT&E Guidebook v1.5, 11Sep2014

JITC Interoperability Process Guide v2.0, 23Mar2015

 

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DOT&E - Director Operational Test and Evaluation

DOTE.pngThe Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) is the principal staff assistant and senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense on operational test and evaluation (OT&E) in the Department of Defense (DoD). DOT&E is responsible for issuing DoD OT&E policy and procedures; reviewing and analyzing the results of OT&E conducted for each major DoD acquisition program; providing independent assessments to SecDef, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)), and Congress; making budgetary and financial recommendations to the SecDef regarding OT&E; and overseeing major DoD acquisition programs to ensure OT&E is adequate to confirm operational effectiveness and suitability of the defense system in combat use.


For recent DOT&E policy and guidance click here.

For recent DOT&E publications and reports such as Annual Reports to Congress, Oversight list, and TEMP Guidebook click here.

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DASD (DT&E) - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation (DASD(DT&E)) was established within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering effective June 23, 2009. The DASD(DT&E), serves as the principal advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics in matters relating to DT&E in defense acquisition programs. The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, which amends Title 10, U.S. Code (now formally known as Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 139d), assigns the DASD, DT&E authority to assess system performance across Major Defense Acquisition Programs including:

  • Program Oversight

  • Policy and Guidance

  • Test & Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) approval

  • Advocacy for Acquisition DT&E workforce

  • Component T&E Capability

  • Annual Report to Congress

DT&E is also responsible for evaluating DT&E capability within the Department of Defense. This increased authority acknowledges the critical role of DT&E in systems acquisition and highlights the need to emphasize DT&E much earlier in the acquisition life cycle.

The DASD(DT&E) is now a collaborative partner with DOT&E to ensure acquisition decisions are supported with the right T&E information. The DASD(DT&E) also will partner with OSD acquisition organizations and Component Acquisition Executives to ensure each acquisition program is supported by an appropriate DT&E strategy.

DASD(DT&E) is also the Director, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC).  The TRMC team is dedicated to ensuring the Components have the right T&E Infrastructure to accomplish the T&E mission.

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ASN RDA memo Realigning DASN RDT and E Functions and Creating the Department of Navy T and E Executive 1.0 MB
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This memo realigns the functions of the Deputy Assistant of the Navy for Research, Development and Test and Evaluation, and creates the Department of Navy T&E Executive, with reporting responsibilities to the VCNO and the ACMC, as well as ASN (RDA). T&E Exec

COMOPTEVFOR Operational Test Director Manual
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The purpose of this manual is to familiarize the reader with the role of OT&E conducted in connection with the acquisition and procurement of naval weapons and warfare support systems, and to prescribe policies and procedures for the planning, conduct, and reporting of OT&E of new and improved systems. OTD Manual, not Guide.

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