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Joint Test & Evaluation Program JT&E

Joint Test & Evaluation Program JT&E. Overview. Jim Thompson Program Manager JT&E Program DOT&E. August 2010. Briefing Content. Overview Process Review and Approval Support Structure Current Projects Notable Accomplishments. What is JT&E? A Unique OSD Program.

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Joint Test & Evaluation Program JT&E

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  1. Joint Test & Evaluation Program JT&E Overview Jim Thompson Program Manager JT&E Program DOT&E August 2010

  2. Briefing Content • Overview • Process • Review and Approval • Support Structure • Current Projects • Notable Accomplishments

  3. What is JT&E?A Unique OSD Program • A conduit for warfighters to solve joint operational issues • OSD (DOT&E) manages the program; partnerships with Services and COCOMs critical for executing tests • Provides non-materiel solutions to warfighter issues • Works on process improvements so that fielded equipment is used more effectively in a joint operational environment • Does not assess weapon system performance • Not a hardware acquisition program • Test products are: • Improved tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs); architectures, and training packages • New test and evaluation methodologies

  4. Important Definitions • Joint: JT&E defines joint as two or more Services or a COCOM recognizing the proposed issue as being important to their organizations • Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E): JT&E uses OT&E techniques to solve issues. We conduct detailed test planning, training, and rehearsal of new procedures to collect statistical data in a joint operational environment and evaluate the relevance of the changes being tested. • We do not conduct experiments or demonstrations

  5. Providing Validated Warfighter Solutions • JT&E Program’s objective is to provide near-term solutions to COCOM problems • Service/COCOM leadership must endorse the issue as being important and provide subject matter experts to the project • Each project addresses a different issue, but all are resolved using operational test and evaluation techniques • Typical products take the form of: • Joint, Service, COCOM handbooks, CONOPS, and TTPs • Chapters or sections in doctrine publications • DOTMLPF Change Recommendations • Products integrated into ALSA MTTP publications • Training inputs to joint and Service schools

  6. Joint Test and Evaluation Program The Process

  7. How Does the Program Work? • Nominations come from the field • Ideally joint operational issues not in someone's assigned lane • Subject matter experts are the best presenters • Joint board (Flag/SES level) selects projects • DOT&E charters; Services & COCOMs support • DOT&E provides money (contract support, test-unique items) • Services & COCOMs provide people, infrastructure, test venue • Tailored test team built to solve the problem • Nominator (warfighting sponsor) leads the test team • Operational testers populate the test team • Operational test rigor built into the test plan (JT&E oversight) • Warfighter guidance incorporated through General Officer Steering Committee reviews

  8. Avenues to Conduct Joint Testing • Quick Reaction Test Projects • Quickly addresses specific and focused warfighter issue within scope of the JT&E purpose • Accelerated review, approval, execution • Duration: 6-12 months (Nomination-to-Closedown) • Sponsors: COCOMs, Services, OSD • Testers: Executed by Operational Test Agencies • Resources: OSD provides up to $1M for contract support, government travel, and test-unique requirements Quick Reaction Tests provide a specific answer to an urgent warfighter need

  9. Avenues to Conduct Joint Testing • Joint Test Projects • In-depth, methodical evaluation of issues within scope of approved charter • Duration: • Feasibility Study: 7 months (generally 3 per year, prior to Joint Test charter) • Joint Test: 3 years maximum (Charter-to-Closedown) (generally 2 new projects chartered annually) • Sponsors: COCOMs, Services, OSD • Testers: Executed by Service/COCOM-led Joint Test teams • Resources: • Services/COCOMs: Subject matter experts (military/civilian), home station facilities, test assets, senior level mentorship • DOT&E/JT&E: Funding for contract support, government travel, and test-unique support ($10 - $13M over three year test) • Joint Tests deliver defined and useful products to the warfighter

  10. Joint Test & Evaluation Methodology DOT&E/JT&E Support Contractor Support, Unique Test Funding, Logistics, Security and Program Oversight and Structure Joint Test Up to 3-year effort led by the nominating agency. Supported by Services & COCOMs as needed to solve the issue. Nominator Any COCOM, Service, Joint Staff, or Agency Relevant Joint Issue Needing a Solution Warfighter Solutions TTPs, Doctrine, Architectures, Methodologies Quick Reaction Test Up to 1-year effort led by Service OTAs to quickly solve a specific issue. Sponsor Support (COCOM, Service, OSD Agencies) Facilities, Test Assets, Military/Government Personnel

  11. JT&E Program Timeline Jan Jul Jan Jul Jan Jul = SAC Jan Jul Jan Jul Jan Jul = Call for Nomination = Service Selection Boards = TAB CY09 CY10 CY11 = Planning Committee = QRT Working Group = Executive Steering Group (Electronic meeting) Joint Test Annual Cycle JFS JFS JFS 1 2 1 2 1 2 CY09 CY10 CY11 Chartered Joint Test Chartered Joint Test TAB = Technical Advisory Board – Provide technical review of studies SAC = Senior Advisory Council – Senior Warfighter, Service, OSD group for recommending JFS and Joint Test approval JFS = Joint Feasibility Study – 7 month study to determine if the test is feasible Joint Test = DOT&E chartered test activity funded to answer a joint warfighter issue by conducting up to a three-year test and evaluation program Quick Reaction Test Annual Cycle 1 - 3 QRTs 3 QRTs 1 - 3 QRTs 3 QRTs (Extremely Urgent QRTs directed as needed)

  12. Coordination for Leveraging • DOT&E/JT&E is committed to partner with JFCOM • Established JT&E-Suffolk facility near JFCOM • Funded liaison efforts for test coordination • Coordinating future Joint Tests early with JFCOM J7 Capabilities and Exercise Planners • Joint Test projects identify all potential training venues that could support testing • Uses General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC), joint warfighter advisory groups, and coordinates with Operational Test Agencies (OTA) and Service schools to identify potential venues • Any COCOM or Service exercise could be a potential test venue • Economies of scale for test planning • Each Joint Test is responsible for its individual test planning • Multiple projects using the same joint venue will have a JPO representative identified as lead JT&E integrator

  13. Joint Test and Evaluation Program Review & Approval

  14. The JT&E Processes Results Sponsoring Services or COCOMprovides Government personnel, facilities, and O&M support DOT&Eprovides dollars for test specific support including contractor support Joint Test Interim Products (Up to 3 years) Senior Advisory Council (SAC): Prioritizes Results Joint Feasibility Study Results (7 months) Senior Advisory Council (SAC): Prioritizes Technical Advisory Board Assesses Feasibility & Execution Risk Planning Committee: Initial Prioritization QRT Working Group: Initial Prioritization Exec Steering Group: Prioritizes Results Quick Reaction Test Nomination from Services, COCOMs, OSD Agencies (Up to 12 months)

  15. JT&E Advisory Boards • Senior Advisory Council • Reviews and recommends nominations for Joint Feasibility Study (January) • Based on Planning Committee recommendations • Considers purposes and criteria for nominations • Reviews and recommends Joint Feasibility Studies for Joint Tests (August) • Considers operational necessity and technical feasibility • Executive Steering Group • Reviews Quick Reaction Test (QRT) nominations and make recommendations for selecting (electronically) • Responsible for management oversight of QRTs • Approves lead OTA for selected QRTs • Commits resources to support Quick Reaction Tests planning and execution • Technical Advisory Board • Senior test analysts and scientists from the Services, OSD, and COCOMs • Reviews the progress of Joint Feasibility Studies and makes recommendations to the Senior Advisory Council as to technical feasibility

  16. Planning Committee • Action Officers for SAC members • Reviews nominations • Does the nomination meet the purposes of a JT&E? • Does the nomination support the Combatant Commands’ Integrated Priority Lists? • Has the nominating organization committed the necessary resources? • Prioritizes nominations • Recommends which nominations should brief the SAC

  17. Planning Committee (PC) Members ORGANIZATIONMEMBER JT&E Program Manager Mr. Jim Thompson (Chair) Joint Staff - J8 Lt Col David Chelen JFCOM - J8 Mr. Randy Coonts SOCOM Lt Col Dale VanDusen USCENTCOM Mr. Marty Drake USNORTHCOM Col Michael Hafner USPACOM Mr. Mel Chaloupka USSTRATCOM Mr. Eric Dernovish USTRANSCOM Mr. Lou Bernstein Army- G8 Integration Mr. James Lee Navy- CNO, N091 CAPT Colin Chafee Air Force- HQ USAF/TEP Col Scott Woodson Marine Corps- MCCDC Mr. Robert (Mac) McKinney ASD(NII)/DOD CIO CDR Ben Torreon OSD (PA&E) Mr. Paul Farmer AT&L, DD, DT&E Mr. Larry Paulson DISA Ms. Linda Whitely

  18. Senior Advisory Council • Advisory board to DOT&E • Reviews nominations (January SAC meeting) • Based on Planning Committee (PC) recommendations • Considers purposes of nominations • Recommends priority of nominations for directing as a Joint Feasibility Study • Reviews Joint Feasibility Studies (August SAC meeting) • Considers necessity and feasibility (feasibility recommendation from the TAB) • Recommends priority for charter as a Joint Test and Evaluation project • Reviews completed Joint Tests and Evaluation projects

  19. Senior Advisory Council Members ORGANIZATIONMEMBER DOT&E, Air Warfare Mr. Mike Crisp (Chair) Joint Staff - J8 BGen Glenn Walters AT&L – SSE/DT&E Mr. Christopher DiPetto USCENTCOM – J8 Ms. Barbara Sisson USJFCOM - J8 BG Frederick Rudesheim USNORTHCOM – J8 Mr. Charles Carpenter USPACOM - J8 Dr. George Ka’iliwai USSTRATCOM Mr. David Tyner USTRANSCOM Brig Gen Michelle Johnson Army - G8 Mr. Lewis Steenrod Navy-CNO, N091 RADM Nevin Carr Air Force-HQ USAF/TE Mr. Jack Manclark USMC-MCCDC BGen Robert Hedelund SOCOM - Op T&E Lt Col Dale Van Dusen OSD (CAPE) Mr. Paul Farmer ASD(NII)/DOD CIO Mr. Jack Zavin DISA Dr. Steve Hutchison

  20. Executive Steering Group • Advisory board to DOT&E • Decision body for Quick Reaction Test (QRT) nominations • Group meets as nominations are submitted • Responsible for final vetting and management oversight of QRTs • Commits resources to support Quick Test planning and execution • Approves lead OTA for selected QRTs • Joint Staff and JFCOM vet QRT nominations for urgency and jointness

  21. Executive Steering Group Members ORGANIZATIONMEMBER DOT&E, Air Warfare Mr. Mike Crisp (Chair) Joint Staff - J8 BGen Glenn Walters USCENTCOM - J8 Ms. Barbara Sisson USJFCOM - J8 BG Frederick Rudesheim USSOCOM - Op T&E COL Douglas Rombough USNORTHCOM - J8 Mr. Charles Carpenter USPACOM - J8 Dr. George Ka’iliwai USSTRATCOM Mr. David Tyner USTRANSCOM Brig Gen Michelle Johnson Army - G8 Programs Mr. Lewis Steenrod Army - ATEC Dr. James Streilein Air Force - HQ USAF/TE Mr. Jack Manclark Air Force - USAFWC Brig Gen Stanley Kresge Navy - CNO, N091 RADM Nevin Carr Navy - OPTEVFOR RDML David Dunaway USMC - MCWL BGen Robert Hedelund USMC - MCOTEA Col David Reeves DISA Dr. Steve Hutchison

  22. Technical Advisory Board • Advisory board to the JT&E Program Director • Senior test analysts and scientists from the Services, OSD, and JFCOM • Reviews the progress of Joint Feasibility Studies • Technical issues and feasibility • Makes recommendation to the SAC as to technical feasibility • Reviews on-going Joint Test and Evaluation projects • Technical progress • Technical advice and guidance • Conducts meetings in April and July

  23. Technical Advisory Board Members ORGANIZATIONMEMBER ATEC Dr. Jim Streilein, (Chair) USCENTCOM Mr. Marty Drake USPACOM Mr. Mel Chaloupka USSTRATCOM Mr. David Tyner USTRANSCOM Mr. Lou Bernstein AF/TE Mr. Ricky Peters COTF Mr. Bill McCarthy MCOTEA Mr. Paul Johnson USJFCOM Mr. Greg Knapp USNORTHCOM Col Francis Cox USSOCOM Lt Col David O’Nan ASD(NII)/DOD CIO Mr. Jack Zavin OUSA (AT&L)/SSE/DT&E Mr. Larry Paulson DISA Dr. Steven Hutchison JT&E Program Manager Mr. Jim Thompson

  24. Support StructureTotal Program Management Support • Provides a well balanced operational test team • The warfighter is the subject matter expert • Contractor staff provides operational test expertise • Services/COCOMs contribute infrastructure resources and test assets to round out the testing effort • Program Management oversight provided by DOT&E/JT&E • Functional guidance in: technical issues, contracting, finance, logistics, personnel, and security • Operational guidance from the joint community • Senior Advisory Council recommends chartering based on joint need • General Officer Steering Committee represents the warfighting community and provides direct guidance and feedback to Joint Tests Warfighter participation is critical to finding credible and relevant joint solutions

  25. Joint Test and Evaluation Program Support Structure

  26. Support StructureConcept • JT&E accepts the nominating agency as an expert in the subject area of the proposed issue • Support structure is designed to provide an operational test team which compliments the nominator’s expertise • Services partner with JT&E to solve joint interoperability issues in the field • Support structure is designed to stand-up test team, provide support, and disband quickly while maintaining the historical records in the program office • JT&E structure uses the synergy, expertise, and knowledge of field organizations to find credible and relevant joint solutions

  27. Support StructureImplementation • Program Office provides program management oversight, resources, and guidance on test team structure/approach • Functional guidance in: technical, contracting, financial, logistics, personnel, and security • Services align their support with JT&E guidance • Services/COCOMs provide government personnel, facilities, and test assets • JT&E provides contract support, travel funding, and test-unique equipment • Oversight and document approval controlled by DOT&E

  28. Joint Test Team Support • Contracting • Task Award • Task Funding • Task Management • Task Closeout • Financial • Funding Unique Test Cost • Government Travel • Government Purchase Cards • Funding Documents • Financial Management • Logistics • Property Acquisition • Property Accountability • Property Disposition • Test Site Liaison • Sponsor Support • Subject Matter Expertise • Personnel • Facilities • Test Assets • SCI Security • NAG issue clearance • Manage SCI Billets • SCIF • Secure Equipment Management • Technical • Document Approval • Technical Advisory Boards • Joint Test Support Cell • Action Officer Support • Personnel • Efficiency reports • Awards • Promotion Boards Joint Test Support Methodology …Full Service Support to Quickly Stand Up and Conduct a Joint Test Nominator Relevant Joint Issue Needing a Solution JT&E Program Office Contracting, Funding, Logistics, Personnel, Security Sponsor COCOM, Service, OSD Agency JT&E and the Sponsor provide the tools for the Joint Test team to solve the problem Warfighter Solutions TTPs, Doctrine, Architectures, Methodologies

  29. JT&E Program Structure Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E Dr. Gilmore (nominee) Principal Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Mr. David Duma Deputy Director, Air Warfare Mr. Mike Crisp JT&E Program Director JT&E Program Manager Joint Test & Evaluation (JT&E) Program Manager Mr. Jim Thompson Service OTAs JT&E Deputy PM Mr. Willie Thomas JT&E - Suffolk Mr. Rickey Williams Mr. Mel Walton Joint Feasibility Studies Joint Tests QRTs JT&E Technical Director Ms. Lyn Padgett JT&E - Joint Test and Evaluation QRT - Quick Reaction Test OTA – Operational Test Agency

  30. JT&E Program Structure Program Manager Deputy Pgm Mgr JT&E Suffolk JPO Suffolk Director JPO Suffolk Deputy Director Staffed to provide technical support for conducting Joint Feasibility Studies, Quick Reaction Test, and assisting Joint Test (24 contractors ) Program Office JT&E Technical Director Staffed to provide Action Officer monitoring of projects and functional area support (technical, contractual, financial, logistics, personnel management) (8 contractors) Joint Tests (7) Special Projects (1) Joint Feasibility Studies (0) Quick Reaction Tests (6) FFRDC Support IDA and MITRE provide SME support to all test activities JFCOM LNOs Provide liaison support for JT&E activities at JFCOM (2 contractor) Suffolk Facility

  31. Joint Test and Evaluation Program Current Projects

  32. Current JT&E Locations7 Joint Tests, 6 Quick Reaction Tests, 3 Feasibility Studies, 1 Special Project, 12 Locations ALEXANDRIA, VA OMAHA, NE • Joint Non-Kinetic Effects Integration [JNKEI] (STRATCOM) • Joint Rapid Attack Process [JRAP] • (STRATCOM) • Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief [FHA/DR] (Army) • Joint Modular Protection System [JMPS] (Army) SUFFOLK, VA COLORADO SPRINGS, CO • Joint Data Integration [JDI] (JFCOM) • Joint Test and Evaluation Methodology-Transition [JTEM-T] (a DOT&E special project) • Joint Maritime Evaluation & Transit Escorts [J-METE] (TRANSCOM/USCG) • JT&E Program Office Suffolk • Joint Air Defense Operations-Homeland [JADO-H] (NORAD/NORTHCOM) • Joint Integration of Maritime Domain Awareness [JIMDA] (NORAD/NORTHCOM) • Joint Passive Electronic Radio Frequency Emission Classification and Tracking [JPERFECT] (NORAD/NORTHCOM) PETERSON AFB, CO VICKSBURG, MS • JT&E Business Finance Office Legend: • Joint Test/Special Project • Quick Reaction Test • Joint Feasibility Study • JT&E Program Office Support EGLIN AFB, FL REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL CAMP SMITH, HI • Aviation Low Level Friendly Identification and Network Distribution [ALLFIND] (Army) • Joint Jamming Assessment and Mitigation [JJAM](Air Force) • Joint Cyber Ops [JCO] (PACOM) • INDIAN HEAD, MD • Host-Based Security System [HBSS] (STRATCOM/DISA) • NELLIS AFB, NV • Joint Electronic Protection for Air Combat [JEPAC] (USAF) • Joint UAS Digital Information Exchange [JUDIE] (Air Force) • ALEXANDRIA, VA • JT&E Program Office • MACDILL AFB, FL • Joint Civil Information Management [J-CIM] (SOCOM) Updated: July 23, 2010

  33. Joint Tests Joint Air Defense Operations-Homeland (JADO-H) JADO-H will focus on improving joint and interagency effectiveness against the asymmetric air threat by refining air and cruise missile defense TTP in support of Deployable – Homeland Air and Cruise Missile Defense (D-HACMD) mission.Sponsor: NORAD/USNORTHCOM Completion Date: Sep 10

  34. Joint Tests Joint Electronic Protection For Air Combat (JEPAC) Develops, tests, and evaluates joint TTP to improve our combat effectiveness through the employment of electronic protection via timely integration of specific target track generating capabilities with tactical shooters during combat employment.Sponsor: USAF Completion Date: Sep 10Joint Non-Kinetic Effects Integration (JNKEI) Will focus on the integration of electronic attack, computer network attack, and space control-negation during time sensitive planning activities against adversary control systems and associated infrastructures and processes.Sponsor: USSTRATCOM Completion Date: Sep 10

  35. Joint Tests Joint Civil Information Management (J-CIM)Investigates and develops joint TTP and system of systems architecture to synchronize the collection, consolidation and dissemination of civil information to support civil affairs operations at joint, combined, host nation, interagency, and non-governmental levels.Sponsor: USSOCOM Completion Date: Jun 11Joint Data Integration (JDI)Investigates and develops joint TTP to allow data sharing across component commanders to give the Joint Task Force Commander common tactical and operational pictures.Sponsor: USJFCOM Completion Date: Apr 11

  36. Joint Tests Joint Integration Of Maritime Domain Awareness (JIMDA)Develops joint TTP to aggregate, analyze, and disseminate essential maritime domain information across joint operational centers.Sponsor: USNORTHCOM Completion Date: Jul 12Joint Jamming Assessment & Mitigation (JJAM)Evaluates specific network threats from adversary RF jamming capabilities to identify the impact of these threats and what TTP can be employed to mitigate them.Sponsor: USAF Completion Date: Sep 12

  37. Joint Tests Joint Test and Evaluation Methodology-Transition (JTEM-T)JTEM JT&E project was chartered to employ multi-Service and other DoD agency support, personnel, and equipment to investigate, evaluate, and make recommendations to improve the ability to conduct testing across the acquisition life cycle in a realistic joint mission environment. JTEM-T will validate JTEM's methodology to define and use a distributed, live, virtual, constructive test environment to evaluate a system’s joint mission effectiveness. Sponsor: DOT&E Special Project

  38. Quick Reaction Tests Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (FHA/DR) Purpose:Develops, tests, and evaluates concepts of operation and TTP to effectively plan and subsequently execute assigned FHA/DR missions outside the continental United States in support of a partner nation following a natural disaster. Lead Service:USA (ATEC) Location:Alexandria, VASponsor: USCENTCOM Directed: Jul 10 Joint Modular Protection System (JMPS) Purpose:Develops, tests, and evaluates concepts of operation TTP for employment of the Modular Protective Systems, which is a physical protection capability against common threat weapons that is portable, rapidly deployable and recoverable, with little or no construction assets.Lead Service: USA (ATEC) Location: Alexandria, VASponsor: USSOUTHCOM Directed: Jul 10 Joint Maritime Evaluation of Transit Escorts (J-METE) Purpose:Develops and tests concept of operation and TTP to reduce the vulnerability of in-transit high value ships to underwater attack from asymmetric underwater threats using in-service systems in critical ports, restricted waterways, and chokepoints. Lead Service: USN (COTF) Location: Suffolk, VASponsor: USTRANSCOM Directed: Jan 10

  39. Quick Reaction Tests Host-Based Security System (HBSS)Purpose:Develops standard policies and tactics for the implementation and operation of the HBSS in providing effective attack prevention, detection, diagnosis, response, and situational awareness capabilities. Lead Service: DISA (JITC) Location: Indian Head, MDSponsor: USSTRATCOM Directed: Jan 10 Joint Passive Electronic Radio Frequency Emission Classification & Tracking (JPERFECT)Purpose:Researches, develops, and tests concept of operation and TTP for the execution and employment of multi-Service, COCOM, and other agency capabilities to improve detection, tracking, identification, and threat evaluation of potential long range air threats to the United States homeland. Lead Service: USAF (AFJO) Location: Peterson AFB, COSponsor: USNORTHCOM Directed: Mar 10 Joint Rapid Attack Process (JRAP)Purpose:Develops and evaluates TTP for the execution and employment of multi-Service and other DoD agency support to improve confidence in cyber mission planning, rehearsal, execution and assessment. Lead Service: USAF (AFJO) Location: Nellis AFB, NVSponsor: USSTRATCOM Directed: Jan 10

  40. Joint Test and Evaluation Program Notable Accomplishments

  41. Recent Successes • JT&E has conducted several projects directly linked to supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Recently completed projects are listed with the sponsor, year started, and a synopsis. • Joint SurvivabilityQRT: U.S. Army T&E Command: (2003) Developed and delivered convoy survivability procedures to CENTCOM to minimize combat casualties. • Joint Forward Operations Base Force Protection QRT:U.S. Army Engineering Research & Development Center: 2005: Found solutions and provided recommendations to the Services to mitigate the threat of rockets, artillery, and mortars as well as vehicle-borne IEDs on forward operations bases in Iraq. • Joint Counter Remote Control Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare QRT: Joint IED Defeat Task Force: 2006: Training handbook for Service, multi-Service and joint training on and operational use of CREW equipment. • Joint Sniper Defeat QRT:U.S. Army Infantry Center: 2007:Handbook provides standardized guidelines for counter sniper actions using all available technology and counter measures. • Joint Combat Outpost Force Protection QRT: CENTCOM: 2008: Handbook provides standardized guidelines for force protection at combat outposts. • Joint Base Expeditionary Targeting Surveillance System–Combined QRT:CENTCOM: 2008: Developed TTP for the employment of the BETSS-C system to conduct reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition to reduce risk to forces occupying forward operations bases, contingency operations bases, and combat outposts.

  42. Notable Success Stories • Identification Friend, Foe, or Neutral (78-89) - Theater Air Command and Control Simulation Facility (TACCSF) was the initial legacy. USAF’s Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) is the legacy today. • Joint Live Fire (JLF) (84-91) - JLF continues today in DOT&E as the Live Fire T&E Directorate. • Joint Electromagnetic Interference (JIMI) (88-91)- Institutionalized in Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center (ECAC), which is now the Joint Spectrum Center (JSC). • Joint Air Defense Operations/Joint Engagement Zone (90-95) - Institutionalized in All Service Combat Identification and Evaluation Team (ASCIET). ASCIET restructured to Joint Combat Identification and Evaluation Team (JCIET) under JFCOM. • Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) (97-03) - Combined with JCIET under JFCOM to become Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team (JFIIT). • Joint Theater Distribution (JTD) (98-02) - Transitioned as a standing organization in Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). • Joint Global Positioning System Combat Effectiveness (JGPSCE) (99-04) - continues today as the Joint Navigation Warfare Center under STRATCOM • Joint Datalink Information Combat Execution (JDICE) (03-06) - Transitioned to Joint Digital Integration for Combat Engagement (JDICE) for the Secretary of the Air Force for Warfighter Integration (SAF/XC)

  43. Joint Test and EvaluationClosing Shots • More than a quarter century legacy of support to the warfighters • On the leading edge of developing new tactics, techniques, and procedures • Making fielded military systems more effective in joint operations • Continually reviewing internal processes to be more responsive to the warfighters’ needs • The JT&E Program is managed by DOT&E, but requires active participation and support of the Services, OSD Agencies, Joint Staff, and COCOMs www.jte.osd.mil

  44. Additional Details

  45. Details Quick Reaction Test Process • Nominations generated from a variety of sources • QRTs can be nominated at any time from COCOMs, Joint Staff, Services, JFCOM, and OSD • Pop-up, “hot” warfighter issues are vetted through an accelerated review process • Review process completed within 30 calendar (submission-to-approval) • All other QRT nominations vetted through “quarterly” review cycle • Nominations reviewed for scope and feasibility • Program Office and Joint Test Support Cell (JTSC) actively review • Joint Staff and USJFCOM evaluate for jointness and urgency • Executive Steering Group (ESG) meets as needed to review and select nominations for QRTs • Once approved, designated OTA leads the effort; up to one year in duration

  46. Joint Test Process Details • Process starts with “Call for Nominations” letter • Letter published in March • Nominations generated from a variety of sources • COCOMs, Joint Staff, Services, OSD, and other agencies • Planning Committee (PC) meets in November to review and recommend nominations • Nominations reviewed for scope and feasibility • PC members represent SAC member agencies and have equal vote • Senior Advisory Council (SAC) meets in January to recommend DOT&E directing of Joint Feasibility Studies

  47. Joint Test Process Details (Continued) • Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) • Seven month effort, lead by a Service or COCOM • Resolve two basic issues: Is a JT&E necessary? Is a JT&E feasible? • Technical Advisory Board (TAB) reviews and mentors JFS • Develop Program Master Plan and Consolidated Resource Estimate • Joint Test Support Cell (JTSC) and JFCOM Liaison assistance provided • Senior Advisory Council (SAC) meets in August to recommend charter • Chartered Joint Test • Up to three-year test effort to answer the “Problem Statement” • Service or COCOM lead; sponsor provides infrastructure • DOT&E funds contract support and test unique requirements • Products focus on customer requirements

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