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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.advisorWebster, Clyde
dc.contributor.advisorLee, David
dc.contributor.authorTharp, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorVoinier, Christopher
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:22Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47884
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe last decade of conflict in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and other contingency operations has brought about many technical advances for our Soldiers. In order to get new capabilities fielded quickly, the traditional Department of Defense acquisition cycle was modified to achieve rapid fieldlings. This paper examines how requirements are developed for programs of record (POR) and rapid acquisitions (RA), and then how test and evaluation (T&E) is administered to each. A materiel release is required for any equipment, regardless of how the requirement is generated. POR that are transitioned from RA still must go through the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System process, but the path may be shortened if the gains from the RI are capitalized upon. After examination of two POR that began as RA, we found clear examples of how to capitalize on the testing that occurred during the fielding of an RA. We recommend that all RA conduct T&E in a manner that provides usable data for decision makers and also to inform future POR. We further recommend that T&E be included during R&D phases of acquisition to reduce T&E burden in later phases of program.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of test and evaluation in rapid acquisition programsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authortest and evaluationen_US
dc.subject.authorJoint Capabilities Integration Development Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorand programs of record.en_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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