Focus Areas

As the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, I provide independent and objective assessments so that our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines believe in their equipment and weapons, and are confident they are combat ready. Testing early and often is a critical aspect of ensuring warfighters have combat credible systems at the speed of relevance. I am committed to ensuring that testing is relevant to the acquisition process. To that end, my initial focus areas are:

  • Securing Software and Cybersecurity
  • Increasing the Use of Prototyping and Experimentation
  • Integrated Test and Evaluation
  • Improving Test Infrastructure
  • Improving the use of Modeling and Simulation
  • Ensuring a Capable Workforce
  • Ensuring DOT&E Relevance to the Department

To learn more about current DOT&E Focus Areas, please see the 2017 Annual Report Introduction.