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The Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation
Weapons That Work — Faster
Directors, Past and Present
2022 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report
2003 Annual Report
2002 Annual Report
2001 Annual Report
2000 Annual Report
Engagements & Testimony
DOT&E Director Nickolas Guertin, and Mark Herrera, IDA Technical Advisor to OSD/DOT&E, discuss cyber in the operational test and evaluation community in U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings Magazine.
Sept. 19, 2023
DOT&E Director Nickolas Guertin, and Mark Herrera, IDA Technical Advisor to OSD/DOT&E, discuss cyber
DOT&E Director Honorable Nicholas Guertin Defense Innovation Days Keynote
Sept. 12, 2023
DOT&E Director Honorable Nicholas Guertin, discusses his and DOT&E staff’s innovative approach to
DOT&E Participates in Army Software Test
May 17, 2023
DOT&E along with mission partners, participate in Army software test at Ft. Bragg.
Honorable Nickolas Guertin, Director of DOT&E, delivered keynote at the 20th Annual Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Symposium
May 17, 2023
Director Guertin delivered a keynote address at the Naval Postgraduate School’s 20th Annual
DOT&E Strategy Implementation Plan – 2023
May 1, 2023
DOT&E is excited to work with the DOD community and other government organizations, academia,
Article on Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) for Rapid Software Development Co-authored by Hon Nickolas Guertin, Director of DOT&E, Published in ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation
April 11, 2023
The article suggests what the operational test and evaluation community should do now to to position
Air & Space Forces Magazine Publishes Article on DOT&E Annual Report
Feb. 24, 2023
DOT&E Director Nickolas H. Guertin discusses DOT&E priorities in this article about the 2022 DOT&E
FY 2022 DOT&E Annual Report submitted to Congress
Jan. 19, 2023
DOT&E submitted its Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report to the Congress and Secretary of Defense on January 19, 2023.
DoD releases the unclassified version of the 2022 National Defense Strategy
Oct. 27, 2022
Excerpts of the 2022 Nuclear Posture and Missile Defense reviews are
White House releases 2022 National Security Strategy
Oct. 13, 2022
White House releases 2022 National Security Strategy.
DOT&E Strategy Update 2022
Aug. 5, 2022
DOT&E Strategy Update 2022
July 2022 CRS report to Congress on hypersonic weapons' background and issues
July 27, 2022
While DoD has requested nearly $5 billion for hypersonic research in FY23, it still does not have
Director Nick Guertin talks about his priorities for test and evaluation at 2022 DATAWorks conference
July 26, 2022
YouTube LinkMore videos and briefing materials from the April 2022 workshop are available at
DoD has released a new strategy and implementation pathway for "responsible AI"
June 23, 2022
DoD has released a new strategy and implementation pathway for "responsible AI."
GAO released its 20th annual assessment of DoD weapon systems on June 8
June 9, 2022
The report concludes that “challenges to fielding capabilities faster persist,” noting “partly
Director Guertin on FedScoop Radio’s The Daily Scoop Podcast
April 12, 2022
In his first public interview since becoming the DOT&E, Nick Guertin starts to peel back the layers
FY 2021 DOT&E Annual Report submitted to Congress
Jan. 27, 2022
DOT&E submitted its Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report to the Congress and Secretary of Defense on January 27, 2022.
The Honorable Nickolas H. Guertin was sworn in as the eighth appointed Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Dec. 20, 2021
Director Guertin was sworn in as the eighth appointed Director, Operational Test & Evaluation.
Future viability of DoD operational test ranges will require dramatic changes, according to the National Academies
Dec. 2, 2021
Future viability of DoD operational test ranges will require dramatic changes, according to the National Academies.