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Series Description:In 2022 the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), Office of the Secretary of Defense, published a Strategy Update, which he referred to multiple times in his Annual Report to Congress, describing 5 pillars that will "transform T&E and enable delivery of the world’s most advanced warfighting capabilities at the speed of need."Join us as Dr. Sandra Hobson, Deputy Director, Office of the DOT&E, and her colleagues present this 6-webinar mini-series, providing an overview of the overall Strategy Update followed by a closer look at the individual strategic pillars.July 12, 2023 - Strategy Update and ImplementationJuly 25, 2023 - Test the Way We FightAugust 9, 2023 - Accelerate the Delivery of Weapons that WorkAugust 23, 2023 - Improve the Survivability of the DOD in Contested EnvironmentsSeptember 6, 2023 - Pioneer T&E of Weapon Systems Built to Change Over TimeSeptember 20, 2023 - Fostering an Agile and Enduring T&E Enterprise Workforce
T&E must contribute to accelerating delivery of weapons that work. In the near term, T&E will achieve the biggest gains through automation and more widespread use of digital technologies. Sharing data among all stakeholders can be cumbersome and time-consuming, slowing analysis and, ultimately, acquisition decision making. Automated networked computing infrastructure that collects, hosts, and conducts streaming analysis of test data across all of DOD – while adhering to DOD's data strategy – will accelerate the fielding of robust, combat-credible capabilities.
Jeremy Werner, PhD, ST, Chief Science Advisor/ Chief Scientist, DOT&EJeremy Werner, PhD, ST was appointed DOT&E’s Chief Science Advisor/ Chief Scientist in December 2021 after initially starting at DOT&E as an Action Officer for Naval Warfare in August 2021. Before then, Jeremy was at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) where he founded a data science-oriented military operations research team that transformed the analytics of an ongoing military mission. Jeremy previously served as a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses where he supported DOT&E in the rigorous assessment of a variety of systems and platforms.Jeremy received a PhD in physics from Princeton University where he was an integral contributor to the Compact Muon Solenoid collaboration in the experimental discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. Jeremy is a native Californian and received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles where he was the recipient of the E. Lee Kinsey Prize for most outstanding graduating senior in physics.
Tim Leake, Professor of Test and Evaluation, DAU