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Dr. J. Michael Gilmore
Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dr. J. Michael Gilmore was sworn in as Director, Operational Test and Evaluation on September 23, 2009. 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 current appointment, Dr. Gilmore was the Assistant Director for National Security at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In this position, he was responsible for CBOís National Security Division, which performs analyses of major policy and program issues in national defense, international affairs, and veteransí affairs. Specific areas of investigation included the long-term implications of current defense policies and programs, the implications of transformation for equipping and operating U.S. military forces, the effectiveness and costs of alternative approaches to modernizing U.S. military forces, and the resource demands associated with operating and supporting U.S. military forces.  Read More

DOT&E News & Updates

September 26, 2014: The OSD DOT&E Working Oversight List has been updated. CAC required to view.

August 26, 2014: The presentation Reasons Behind Program Delays - 2014 Update has been posted.

August 01, 2014: The DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Procedures for OT&E of Cybersecurity in Acquisition Programs has been posted.

June 10, 2014: The presentation The Value of Operational Testing and Evaluation has been updated.

January 27, 2014: The FY2013 DOT&E Annual Report has been released to Congress.