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Dr. J. Michael Gilmore
Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dr. J. Michael Gilmore was sworn in as Director, Operational Test and Evaluation on September 23, 2009. A Presidential appointee confirmed by the United States Senate, he serves as the senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense on operational and live fire test and evaluation of Department of Defense weapon systems.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Gilmore was the Assistant Director for National Security at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In this position, he was responsible for CBOís National Security Division, which performs analyses of major policy and program issues in national defense, international affairs, and veteransí affairs. Specific areas of investigation included the long-term implications of current defense policies and programs, the implications of transformation for equipping and operating U.S. military forces, the effectiveness and costs of alternative approaches to modernizing U.S. military forces, and the resource demands associated with operating and supporting U.S. military forces.  Read More

DOT&E News & Updates

January 13, 2017: The OSD DOT&E Working Oversight List has been updated. CAC required to view.

January 10, 2017: The FY2016 DOT&E Annual Report has been released to Congress.

January 10, 2017: The memo Briefing on "Best Practices for the Business of Test and Evaluation" is Fatally Flawed and Unsuitable for Decision-Making has been signed.

January 06, 2017: The DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Survey Pre-Testing and Administration in Operational Test and Evaluation has been posted.

August 12, 2016: The DOT&E Guidance Memorandum Cybersecurity Operational Test and Evaluation Priorities and Improvements has been posted.