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 25, 2023 - Test the Way We Fight
To “test the way we fight,” Test and Evaluation (T&E) must be architected around validated mission threads to demonstrate the operational performance of the Joint Force in multi-domain operations. To enable this the T&E enterprise must standardize the development of a scalable and adaptive representation of the joint, multi-domain operational environment during testing and training. With the emergence of joint all-domain command and control solutions and the concept of kill webs, it is important to define the process and required T&E tools that would effectively measure system of systems performance.
Dr. Tyler Englestad, Emerging Technologies Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, Policy, and Emerging Technologies (SIPET) Directorate, DOT&E
Tyler Englestad, PhD, joined DOT&E’s Strategic Initiatives, Policy, and Emerging Technologies (SIPET) directorate as an emerging technologies advisor in February 2023. His primary responsibilities include resource and investment management, drafting vision and policy for broader systems-of-systems test and evaluation, enhancing intel support to acquisition, and maintaining Range-of-the-Future requirements.
As a career DoD civilian, Dr. Englestad has held various positions within the Department including at Joint Staff J-5, the Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group, National Reconnaissance Office, and at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center. Additionally, Dr. Englestad previously taught as an adjunct professor, developed engineering short-courses for adult learners, and is regularly invited to peer-review scientific journal articles.
Dr. Englestad earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Hypersonics, all from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and Goldendoodle.
Tim Leake, Professor of Test and Evaluation, DAU