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DoDI 5000.02, January 7,

DoDI 5000.02, January 7, 2015 20. PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSESSMENTS (PSAs). The Office of the DASD(SE) will conduct independent, cross-functional PSAs of MDAPs’ and MAIS programs, and other program’s as directed by the DAE, to assess technical management and systems engineering progress and plans. PSAs are for the purpose of assisting program managers’ technical planning, and to improve execution by sharing best practices and lessons learned from other programs. The DASD(SE) will advise technical authorities on the incorporation of best practices for systems engineering from across the DoD. Risk identification and risk mitigation assistance will be one focus of the PSAs. These reviews may also support acquisition milestones, decision reviews, or be conducted in response to technical issues on ACAT ID and IAM programs. These assessments are intended to help program managers shape their programs' technical planning and improve execution by providing actionable recommendations and identifying engineering and integration risks, as well as potential mitigation activities. The DoD Components will provide access to all program records and data including technical review artifacts and classified, unclassified, competition sensitive, and proprietary information that the DASD(SE) considers necessary to carry out these assessments in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 139b (Reference (g) (h)). Change 2, 02/02/2017 102 ENCLOSURE 3

DoDI 5000.02, January 7, 2015 ENCLOSURE 4 DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND EVALUATION (DT&E) 1. PURPOSE. This enclosure provides policy and procedure for developmental test and evaluation of defense acquisition programs. 2. OVERVIEW a. Program managers use DT&E activities to manage and mitigate risks during development, to verify that products are compliant with contractual and operational requirements, and to inform decision makers throughout the program life cycle. DT&E provides program engineers and decision makers with knowledge to measure progress, identify problems, and to characterize system capabilities and limitations, and manage technical and programmatic risks. DT&E results are also used as exit criteria to ensure adequate progress prior to investment commitments or initiation of phases of the program, and as the basis for contract incentives. b. DT&E starts with capability requirements and continues through product development, delivery, and acceptance; transition to operational test and evaluation (T&E); production; and operations and support. Consideration of developmental test and evaluation in the requirements and systems engineering processes ensures that capability requirements are measurable, testable, and achievable. Identifying and correcting deficiencies early is less costly than discovering system deficiencies late in the acquisition process. c. The Program Manager will use a Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) as the primary planning and management tool for the integrated test program. Whenever feasible, testing will be conducted in an integrated fashion to permit all stakeholders to use data in support of their respective functions. Integrated testing requires the collaborative planning and collaborative execution of test phases and events to provide shared data in support of independent analysis, evaluation, and reporting by all stakeholders, particularly the systems engineering, developmental (both contractor and government) and operational T&E communities. The Program Manager will establish an integrated test planning group consisting of empowered representatives of test data producers and consumers (to include all applicable stakeholders) to ensure collaboration and to develop a strategy for robust, efficient testing to support systems engineering, evaluations, and certifications throughout the acquisition life cycle. d. The Program Manager will identify the test resources needed to execute the DT&E program to acquire the data that will be used to understand program progress, identify issues, verify compliance, and balance cost and performance. Test resource requirements will be included in the TEMP. e. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation (DASD(DT&E)) will monitor the development test and evaluation program activities of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs), Major Automated Information System (MAIS) Change 2, 02/02/2017 103 ENCLOSURE 4

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