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Transforming Test and Evaluation to Support the Joint Force in all Domain Operations – DOT&E’s Special Issue of the Naval Engineers Journal
May 16, 2024
DOT&E was offered a unique opportunity by The American Society of Naval Engineers to serve as the

Raymond O'Toole Jr., then acting director of operational test and evaluation, speaks with Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the USS Gerald R. Ford, during a visit to the ship, May 19, 2021. O'Toole was conducting a visual assessment of the ship's readiness for Full Ship Shock Trials.
DoD Website features DOT&E
April 26, 2024
DoD Defense.gov Website Features an Inside Look at the Office of the Director, Operational Test and

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The Honorable Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt sworn in as the ninth appointed Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
April 8, 2024
The Honorable Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt was sworn in as the ninth appointed Director, Operational Test

F-35A live air to air missile shot.
I believe this came from DVIDS but the meta data was lost by the time I received it.
Defense News.Com Article on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Production
March 19, 2024
Defense News.Com’s article on the DoD’s decision to move forward with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

An F-15EX takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in support of Northern Edge 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces May 3-14, 2021, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. NE21 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises designed to sharpen the joint forces’ skills; to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures; to improve command, control and communication relationships; and to develop cooperative plans and programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)
FY 2023 DOT&E Annual Report Submitted to Congress
Feb. 1, 2024
DOT&E submitted its Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report to the Congress and Secretary of Defense on


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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

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DOT&E Participates in Army Software Test
May 17, 2023
DOT&E along with mission partners, participate in Army software test at Ft. Bragg. 

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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

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June 13, 2022
DOT&E Strategy Implementation Plan – 2023
May 1, 2023
DOT&E is excited to work with the DOD community and other government organizations, academia,


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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

A soldier from 3rd Platoon, Blackhorse Company, 2-3 Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team wears upgraded Integrated Visual Augmentation System goggles while pulling security during a movement-to-contact urban raid exercise on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., August 24, 2022. The exercise was part of a two-day demonstration event hosted by the Program Executive Office of Ground Combat Systems with the aim of integrating soldier feedback into the development of new military combat technology. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chandler Coats, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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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.

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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

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White House releases 2022 National Security Strategy
Oct. 13, 2022
White House releases 2022 National Security Strategy.

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June 13, 2022
DOT&E Strategy Update 2022
Aug. 5, 2022
DOT&E Strategy Update 2022

CRS Report - Hypersonic Weapons: Background and Issues for Congress
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

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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

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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."

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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

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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

Photoshopped image of The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completes the third and final scheduled explosive event for Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 8, 2021. The U.S. Navy conducts shock trials of new ship designs using live explosives to confirm that our warships can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they may encounter in battle. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackson Adkins)
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.

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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.

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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.