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Hon. Robert F. Behler
Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Robert F. Behler was sworn in as Director of Operational Test and Evaluation on December 11, 2017. A Presidential appointee confirmed by the United States Senate, he serves as the senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense on operational and live fire test and evaluation of Department of Defense weapon systems.

Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center. SEI is a global leader in advancing software development and cybersecurity to solve the nation's toughest problems through focused research, development, and transition to the broader software engineering community.  
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DOT&E News & Updates

January 12, 2018: The OSD DOT&E Working Oversight List has been updated. CAC required to view.

January 18, 2017: The DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Clarifications on Guidance on the Validation of Models and Simulation used in Operational Test and Live Fire Assessments has been posted.

January 10, 2017: The FY2016 DOT&E Annual Report has been released to Congress.

January 10, 2017: The memo Briefing on "Best Practices for the Business of Test and Evaluation" is Fatally Flawed and Unsuitable for Decision-Making has been signed.

January 06, 2017: The DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Survey Pre-Testing and Administration in Operational Test and Evaluation has been posted.