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AR 73-1

2016 Edition, November 16, 2016

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Test and Evaluation Policy

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  • Revision: 2016 Edition, November 16, 2016
  • Published Date: November 16, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
  • Page Count: 105
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This regulation implements the policies and procedures of Department of Defense directive (DODD) 5000.01, DODD 3200.11, Department of Defense instruction (DODI) 5000.02, and Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Manual by specifically prescribing implementing policies and assigning responsibilities for test and evaluation (T&E) activities performed within the Army acquisition system. It applies to all systems developed, evolved, acquired, and managed under the auspices of AR 70–series and DODI 5000.02. This regulation applies to Army participation in multi-Service operational test and evaluation (MOT&E) and joint test and evaluation (JT&E). It also provides guidance and establishes procedures governing the Test and Evaluation Managers Committee (TEMAC) and the Test Schedule and Review Committee (TSARC) which are continuing intra-departmental Army committees. Programs with the additional designation of Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) carry the greatest consequences in terms of T&E reporting requirements, documentation, and analysis to support program acquisition decisions.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to personnel involved in all phases of test and evaluation in research, development, acquisition, and support of materiel items and systems. It applies to the test and evaluation of all Department of the Army acquisition programs, including information technology systems (also designated as national security systems or defense business systems); special access programs (unless specifically excepted per program charter); medical systems; computer resources integral to those items or systems; system and non-system training aids, devices, simulations, and simulators; embedded training; embedded testing; and instrumentation, targets, and threat simulators. It applies to command, control, communications, and computers/information technology systems where the Army is the executive agent for another organization or Service or where a command, control, communications, and computers/information technology system is developed cooperatively with other governments unless such organizations can assure their compliance.