DEFM415 - Acquisition Test & Evaluation
Course Code: DEFM415 Course ID: 3457 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
Emphasizes the basic test and evaluation (T&E) principles, policies, organizations, processes, and practices used by DOD. Course topics include the role of T&E in systems acquisition, T&E planning, experimental design, measurement of systems effectiveness and suitability, instrumentation, and data collection and management. Also covered are reliability, maintainability, and availability of systems; analysis and evaluation; software; modeling and simulation; and T&E of alternative acquisitions. Problem-solving situations engage students in the use of T&E concepts, principles, and theories.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):
LO-1 Describe the Test & Evaluation process for the Acquisition process, as well as the policy/oversight mechanisms that are in place for Test & Evaluation
LO-2 Describe how Development Test & Evaluation is linked to the acquisition process
LO-3 Explain how Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E)supports the technical review process (TRP)
LO-4 Describe the difference between the Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E) and the Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) process
LO-5 Identify the acquisition T&E milestone decision points
LO-6 Describe the role that modeling and simulation fills in the acquisition Test and evaluation process
LO-7 Explain what processes fall under specialized test and evaluation
LO-8 Identify events that trigger/define Initial Operational Capability (IOC), Full Operational Capability (FOC), and Milestone A, B, & C.
|HW Assignments||20.00 %|
|Week 1 Homework Assignment||4.00 %|
|Week 2 Homework Assignment||4.00 %|
|Week 3 Homework||4.00 %|
|Week 5 Homework Assignment||4.00 %|
|Week 6 Homework Assignment||4.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 5 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 7 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 3 Abstract||5.00 %|
|Final Paper||35.00 %|
|Final Paper||35.00 %|
Required Course Textbooks
Test and Evaluation Management Guide (January 2005).
Free download at: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dtic.mil%2Fcgi-bin%2FGetTRDoc%3FAD%3DADA436591&ei=QcZ9UpmYB8fprQGz1oG4Cw&usg=AFQjCNHHBlL_R8yOh30mf9d7-jeMIUaNzA
In the Course Materials folder there are PowerPoint presentations, leadership articles, and up to date APA handouts.
Defense Acquisition Guidebook
Available at: http://at.dod.mil/docs/DefenseAcquisitionGuidebook.pdf
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
|Book Title:||Test and Evaluation Management Guide (January 2005)-Available free online, links provided inside the classroom|
|Publication Info:||Government Printing Office|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
Not current for future courses.