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Operational Test & Evaluation Planning

For more information about the Operational Test and Evaluation mission area, please contact:

Thomas J. Meyers, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist
National Centers for System of Systems Engineering
Old Dominion University
4111 Monarch Way, Suite 406
Norfolk, VA 23508-2563
Phone: 757-683-5145
Fax: 757-683-6912
Cell: 757-779-8188

Operational Test and Evaluation Mission Area

The NCSOSE staff experience with OT&E planning has focused on schemes for developing test plans responsive to the expectations of tested systems' key stakeholders, especially end-users. Application domains extend to formal and informal, military and civilian, and virtual through live or constructive test settings. Specific capabilities include:

  • Identifying emergent properties that generally represent stakeholder, and particularly end-user, expectations;
  • Identifying measures of system (under test) performance most pertinent to stakeholder expectations; and
  • Planning for test validity.

We may summarize our 3-component operational test and evaluation convention as: