Review of Test and Evaluation Plans

Finding 3.7: Test and evaluation plans apparently are not subject to independent external review. These plans are created internally, and the committee observed little evidence of the use of external expertise to review testing plans.

Recommendation 3.5: For CBD products to be viable for fielding, the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for Test and Evaluation should require that (1) T&E activities be based on testing protocols that accurately emulate actual operating environments (both threat properties and operator employment) and (2) independent reviews of testing protocols be conducted.

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