ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT

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.

Box 1-1
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACAT I

acquisition category I

ACTDs

advanced concept technology demonstrations

AoA

analysis of alternatives

APBs

acquisition program baselines

ATDs

advanced technology demonstrations

CNA

Center for Naval Analyses

CNSTAT

Committee on National Statistics

DoD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOT&E

Office of the Director of Operational Testing and Evaluation

FOC

full operating capability

FRP

full rate production

IOC

initial operating conditions

IOT&E

initial operational test and evaluation

LRIP

low rate initial production

OSD

Office of the Secretary of Defense

POS

parametric operational situation

RDT&E

research, development, test, and evaluation

USD-AT&L

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics



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