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Mr. David W. Duma
Acting, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Duma was appointed as the Principal Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation on January 14, 2002. In this capacity he is the principal staff assistant for all functional areas assigned to the office. He participates in the formulation, development, advocacy, and oversight of policies of the Secretary of Defense and in the development and implementation of test and test resource programs. He supports the Director in the planning, conduct, evaluation and reporting of operational and live fire testing. He serves as the Appropriation Director and Comptroller for the Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense Appropriation and the principal advisor to the Director on all Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System matters. He served as acting Director, Operational Test and Evaluation from February 2005 to July 2007 and again from May 2009 to September 2009.

Mr. Duma returned to government service from the commercial sector. In private industry he worked a variety of projects involving test and evaluation; requirements generation; command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; modeling and simulation; and software development. Mr. Duma previously served as the acting Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. In this capacity he was responsible to the Director for oversight of the planning, conduct, and reporting of operational test and evaluation for all major conventional weapons systems in the Department of Defense. He supervised the development of evaluation plans and test program strategies, observed the conduct of operational test events, evaluated operational field tests of all armed services and submitted final reports for Congress.  Read More

DOT&E News & Updates

January 20, 2017: 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.