Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)

Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)

The Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) is the principal staff assistant and senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) on operational test and evaluation (OT&E) activities within the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).


The DOT&E is a direct report to the the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, with the following responsibilities:
*Development and dissemination of DoD OT&E policy and procedures
*Review and analysis of OT&E results for DoD acquisition programs
*Independent assessments of OT&E activities as it pertains to budgetary and financial issues for the SecDef, the USD(AT&L), and the United States Congress
*Oversight to ensure the adequacy of OT&E for major DoD acquisition programs to confirm the operational effectiveness and suitability of the defense systems in combat use


The Operational Test & Evaluation Directorate (DOT&E) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) s organized as follows:

*Air Warfare Joint Test & Evaluation (JT&E)
*Land and Expeditionary Warfare / Integrated Resource Analysis Team/Test and Evaluation Threat Resource Activity (IRAT/TETRA)
*Live Fire Test and Evaluation (T&E)
*Naval Warfare
*Net Centric and Space Systems

DOT&E also maintains liaison with the United States Joint Forces Command.

ee also

*Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)
*Office of Naval Research (ONR)
*Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR) - U.S. Navy
*U.S. Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC)
*U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
*U.S Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA)
*U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

External Links

* [ Official Web Site]
* [ Statement by The Honorable Philip E. Coyle, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)] , before the AirLand Subcommittee of the United States Senate Armed Services CommitteeRussell Senate Office Building, Room 232A – March 25, 1998

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