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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

September 21, 2018: The OSD DOT&E Working Oversight List has been updated. CAC required to view.

July 18, 2018: DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Designation of Programs for DOT&E Oversight has been posted.

April 04, 2018: DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Procedures for OT&E of Cybersecurity in Acquisition Programs has been posted.

January 23, 2018: The FY2017 DOT&E Annual Report has been released to Congress.

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.