03 May 2015



System Test and Evaluation (T&E) Services
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army Evaluation Center (AEC)
September 2014

T&E is the process by which a system or components are compared against requirements and specifications through testing. The results are evaluated to assess progress of design, performance, supportability, etc. Developmental test and evaluation is an engineering tool used to reduce risk throughout the defense acquisition cycle. Operational test and evaluation is the actual or simulated employment, by typical users, of a system under realistic operational conditions.

Project Detail

The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) is the United States Army’s primary system to post data, process information, and disseminate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information about the threat, weather, and terrain to echelons. DCGS-A enables army intelligence professionals operating in the complex JIIM (Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multi-National) environment to effectively task, collect, process, analyze, report, disseminate and assess multi-source intelligence. DCGS-A provides commanders the ability to task battle-space sensors and receive intelligence information from multiple sources.