Chief Pentagon Weapons Tester Sees Validation In New GAO Report

By Tony Bertuca / June 17, 2015 at 12:34 PM
The office of the Pentagon's chief weapons tester responded positively Wednesday to a recent Government Accountability Office report which refutes the notion that operational testing impedes acquisition programs, thereby providing the testers ammunition against critics in Congress and the defense industry. Critics of J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E), were dealt a blow by a GAO report that found DOT&E testing does not contribute to acquisition program cost overruns and schedule delays. "In general,...

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