- DOT&E was created by Congress in 1983.
- Director is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
- Director’s reports, by statute, go directly to the Secretary of Defense and Congress.
- Responsible for all operational test & evaluation and to monitor and review live fire test & evaluation within DoD.
- Responsibilities outlined in Title 10, United States Code – 10 USC 139, 2366, 2399, 2400.