The rest of the report is organized as follows. Following this introduction, Chapter 2 addresses the role of testing and evaluation, broadly speaking, in contributing to evolutionary system development. Chapter 3 examines efficient strategies for test design and analysis by combining information in the context of staged system development. Chapter 4 addresses changes in the process and culture and infrastructure changes that are needed to support a more effective implementation of evolutionary acquisition, and in particular the methods proposed in Chapters 2 and 3.
Appendix A is an overview of the current single-stage milestone development process used in DoD. Appendix B provides more technical details in support of Chapter 3. Appendix C examines the special case of software development methods in the context of evolutionary acquisition. Appendix D presents the workshop agenda and the attendees. Appendix E presents biographical sketches of committee members and staff. Box 1-1 is a list of acronyms and abbreviations related to the topics of this report.