Inside the Pentagon - 08/20/2015

'Testing is not a game to be won'

Gilmore Rips Acquisition System For 'Bureaucratic Game Play'

| August 19, 2015
The Pentagon's top weapons tester gave a broad and fiery speech Wednesday, criticizing acquisition system bureaucracy and stressing that "testing is not a game to be won." Speaking at a test and evaluation symposium in Arlington, VA, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation J. Michael Gilmore stressed that common sense must rule when it comes to testing systems intended for use in combat situations. "We are not engaged in bureaucratic game play here; testing is not a game to be...

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