Test & Evaluation

Joint Test & Evaluation

JT&E LogoJoint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) Program provides quantitative Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) information used for analyzing joint military capabilities and develops potential options for increasing military effectiveness. This program complements the Acquisition Process under DoD Directive 5000.01 “The Defense Acquisition System”.  A JT&E is OT&E that brings two or more Military Departments or other Components together to: [1]

    • Assess Service system operability
    • Evaluate joint concepts and recommend improvements
    • Validate testing methodologies
    • Improve joint tactics, techniques and procedures
    • Provide feedback to the acquisition and joint operations communities
    • Improve joint tactics, techniques, and procedures

Handbook: Joint Test and Evaluation Program

The JT&E Program is composed of three (3) separate, but closely related projects:

  1. Joint Feasibility Study Joint Feasibility Study: A study to determine the need and feasibility of a proposed joint test.
  2. Joint Test: A test whose results have the potential for significant improvements in joint capabilities
  3. Quick Reaction Test::A short duration test designed to expedite solutions to emergent joint operational problems

JT&E Program has been established to evaluate concepts and address needs and issues that occur in joint military environments.  The program includes: [2]

  • the nomination process;
  • the Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) process, which determines whether selected nominations are needed and feasible;
  • and the execution of a JT&E project chartered by the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E).  The process and procedures for nominating and conducting a Quick Relation Test (QRT) are also included.

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Updated: 7/14/2021

Rank: G3

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