NAVY - SECNAV 3900.44
(ASN(RD&A)) NAVY ENTERPRISE TEST AND EVALUATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Publication Date:||28 May 2009|
For the purposes of this instruction, T&E refers to those test and evaluation activities undertaken on behalf of acquisition programs of record (Acquisition Category (ACAT) I through IV). The T&E BoD will propose to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) (ASN(RD&A)) and the Chief of Naval Operations (Director, Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements (CNO(N091)) changes to Navy T&E policy directives and recommend changes to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) T&E policy directives. The T&E BoD will ensure that a coordinated and strategic view is taken for all Navy acquisition program schedules, T&E infrastructure (ranges, test facilities), and test assets resourced by the CNO. The T&E BoD will identify and recommend to appropriate acquisition and T&E authorities opportunities to integrate DT, OT and LFT&E across programs, weapons platforms, and communities to promote the most efficient and effective use of T&E resources. Agreements reflected in the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) will not change unless a TEMP change is approved reflecting recommended changes. As the leadership of the Navy T&E community, the T&E BoD will take special care to identify and coordinate the human capital within their organizations and the OSD T&E Functional Integrated Product Team to sustain the technical competency of the T&E workforce.
Purpose. To establish the Navy Enterprise Test and Evaluation (T&E) Board of Directors (T&E BoD), with the authority and responsibility to develop corporate integrated priorities for T&E cross-program and domain enablers for the Navy Warfighting Enterprises. To oversee continuous process improvement to more efficiently and effectively meet the T&E needs of acquisition programs under reference (a).