Developmental Test and Evaluation Assessments

A Developmental Test and Evaluation Assessment (DTA) is an independent assessment of test and evaluation (T&E) planning and the current state of a system’s capabilities and limitations, to inform key program decisions.

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DTA Content

The DTA consists of a report and accompanying signed cover memo highlighting the key conclusions and recommendations.

The DTA report provides an assessment of the system’s DT&E planning adequacy and effectiveness; the current state of system capabilities; integration with other systems or platforms; survivability in the kinetic, electronic, and cybersecurity environments as appropriate; and sustainment.

DTA Resources

DoD Instruction 5000.89, Test and Evaluation, OUSD(R&E) and DOT&E, November 19, 2020.

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DDR&E(AC)

Directorate of Defense Research and
Engineering for Advanced Capabilities
The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301