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Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems: Interim Report Contents     PREFACE   vii     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   1  1   INTRODUCTION   7      Study Context,   7      Panel Objectives,   9      Statistics and Information Management in Defense Testing,   10      This Report and Future Work,   13  2   USE OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN OPERATIONAL TESTING   15      Case Study #1: Apache Longbow Helicopter,   16      Case Study #2: ATACMS/BAT System,   19      Future Work,   23  3   TESTING OF SOFTWARE-INTENSIVE SYSTEMS   24      Role for Statistical Methods,   25      Activities to Date,   26      Future Work,   27  4   SYSTEM RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, AND MAINTAINABILITY   28      Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Testing and Evaluation in the Military Services,   29      Variability in Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Policy and Practice,   30      Industrial (Nonmilitary) Standards,   31      Future Work,   32

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Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems: Interim Report  5   USE OF MODELING AND SIMULATION IN OPERATIONAL TESTING   33      Scope, Procedures, and Progress to Date,   34      Concerns,   35      Future Work,   39  6   EFFORTS TOWARD A TAXONOMIC STRUCTURE OF DOD SYSTEMS FOR OPERATIONAL TESTING   41      Preliminary Work Toward a Taxonomic Structure,   41      Future Work,   46     APPENDICES       A  The Organizational Structure of Defense Acquisition   49     B  A Short History of Experimental Design, with Commentary for Operational Testing   55     C  Selecting a Small Number of Operational Test Environments   62     D  Individuals Consulted   72     E  DoD and the Army Test and Evaluation Organization   75     REFERENCES   77     BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF   81