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ARMY - DA PAM 73-1

TEST AND EVALUATION IN SUPPORT OF SYSTEMS ACQUISITION

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Organization: ARMY
Publication Date: 28 February 1997
Status: inactive
Page Count: 176
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Purpose

Developing and deploying Army systems that achieve the required performance and which are operationally effective and suitable represent significant challenges to ali involved in the system acquisition process. The procedures and guidelines in this pamphleta.

a. Apply to all systems developed and managed under the auspices of AR 70-1: these systems are referred to as materiel systems in this pamphlet. This category includes systems that contain Materiel System Computer Resources, which are the computer hardware, software, and firmware specifically designed, configured, and acquired as an integral element of the system and needed so that the system can fully perform its mission.

b. Apply to all systems developed and managed under the auspices of AR 25-3; these systems are referred to as information systems in this pamphlet. As used in this pamphlet, the term information system applies to systems that evolve, are acquired, or are developed and that incorporate information technology. It applies to all information systenis of the six information mission area (IMA) disciplines not developed and managed under AR 70-1.

c. Apply to all systems developed and managed under the auspices of AR 40-60: these systems are referred to as medical systems in this pamphlet. This category includes systems that contain Materiel System Computer Resources. which are the computer hardware, software, and firmware specifically designed, configured, and acquired as an integral element of the system and needed so that the system can fully perform ils intended function.

d. One of the fundamental elements of the acquisition process is test and evaluation (T&E). The structuring and execution of an effective T&E program is absolutely essential to the acquisition and deployment of Army systems that meet the user's requirements. There are many elements integral to a successful T&E program. This pamphlet provides procedural guidance to implement the policies in AR 73-1, with regard to planning. executing, and reporting T&E in support of the acquisition process. Specifically, this pamphlet provides procedural guidance for developing T&E strategies for materiel systems; developing T&E strategies for information systems; developing T&E strategies for system modifications and non-developmental items; establishing and conducting a Test Integration Working Group (TIWG); developing test support packages; preparing and processing test incidents and related reporting: and planning for instminetitation, targets, and threat simulators in support of system testing.

Document History

May 30, 2003
TEST AND EVALUATION IN SUPPORT OF SYSTEMS ACQUISITION
Purpose. The primary purpose of test and evaluation (T&E) is to support system development and acquisition by serving as a feedback mechanism in the iterative systems engineering process. This...
DA PAM 73-1
February 28, 1997
TEST AND EVALUATION IN SUPPORT OF SYSTEMS ACQUISITION
Purpose Developing and deploying Army systems that achieve the required performance and which are operationally effective and suitable represent significant challenges to ali involved in the system...

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