This course is required for all civilian and military Science and Technology Managers in AFRL. It is designed to give students the tools they need to plan and execute S&T programs. The course presents tailored information on the S&T program lifecycle, each functional management area, and technology transition. The course content is based on the latest policy, guidance, and best practices. JUSTIFICATON: AFRL has determined that their S&T workforce needs fundamental insights and a working knowledge of S&T program management as it currently exists in the laboratory acquisition process. TARGET AUDIENCE: Scientists, Engineers and Program Managers in AFRL and their supervisors.
A broad survey of basic reliability principles with emphasis on the acquisition life cycle, including how reliability affects cost, schedule, and performance. Focus is on using a proactive system reliability design approach and how to monitor improvements through management-led reliability growth programs. Mathematical topics are limited to basic concepts necessary to understand how reliability affects acquisition decisions. The course includes instructor led demonstrations and some in-class student assignments. Note: this course is aimed at the general acquisition workforce and is not a prerequisite to or a substitute for REL 310. Students wanting a more in- depth technical discussion of reliability should consider REL 310, or related reliability workshops, where applicable.
This four day course is designed for reliability practitioners. Students will be introduced to a wide range of reliability engineering concepts based on mathematical and statistical principles discussed in class. Students will use these technical concepts and statistical principles to analyze reliability data, draw conclusions from the data, and then to construct graphs and reports required in the acquisition process, for example, Test and Evaluation Master Plans. This course emphasizes a hands- on approach where students complete in -class exercises using AFIT provided software tools currently used in the industry. Note: Individuals wishing to take a less technical course on reliability should consider REL 210, Reliability Basics for Acquisition Professionals.
This two-day course, designed for acquisition professionals, will introduce Science of Test SoT – a powerful methodology for test and evaluation that OSD requires to be present in every test program. The course will show how SoT is critical in the planning, design, execution, and analysis of test. SoT uniquely solves the twin challenges of test – how to vary test conditions to explore a broad battle space, while controlling the risks of making incorrect fielding decisions.
This one week course, designed for program office and ALC personnel, emphasizes classical design principles and teaches students basic techniques and processes needed to create a statistically rigorous and defensible test for military weapon systems. A well designed test can lead to reduced development lead time with fewer tests required, provide greater insight to system performance, and ultimately lead to fielding better, more reliable systems. The student will learn how to plan, conduct and analyze tests efficiently in this course.
This introductory e-learning course provides students the knowledge to successfully integrate T&E into the early phases pre-Milestone B of an Air Force acquisition program. The goal is to begin preparing Air Force acquisition/sustainment personnel who are assigned T&E responsibilities to be effective members of the Air Force acquisition teams throughout a program’s life cycle starting with early involvement. Course Objective: The course provides students the knowledge on topics such as the Analysis of Alternatives process and outcome, the concept of programmatic trade space in cost, schedule, and performance, how Air Force testers contribute to formulation of an acquisition strategy, and how to program T&E strategy that is consonant with the acquisition strategy. Students will be introduced to the role of an Air Force Integrated Test Team ITT, how to identify the potential member organizations of an ITT, write an ITT Charter, and how the ITT relates to the overall program. Students will be introduced to concepts of evaluation criteria, data requirements, and test capabilities.
This introductory course examines typical activities that occur during the planning, execution, and reporting phases of developmental test and evaluation DT&E and operational test and evaluation OT&E supporting an acquisition program. The goal is to prepare Air Force acquisition/sustainment personnel assigned test and evaluation responsibilities to be effective members of the acquisition team throughout a program’s life cycle.
This 24-CLP comprehension-level course will prepare Air Force personnel engaged in T&E execution or management to be effective members of the acquisition team with emphasis on early influence in an acquisition program. Program office members will learn why test planning and tester involvement needs to be solicited early, pre-Milestone A, for a successful program as well as the testing activities that should be occurring throughout the life cycle. Test organization members will gain an understanding of the program office’s equities and what program objectives are accomplished through testing as well as why, when, and how testers should be involved early in the life cycle. There is a scenario- based exercise integrated into the experience that has the students apply the information learned within a notional weapon system program.
Design of Experiments DOE is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation T&E programs. This workshop, designed for all DoD personnel, provides foundational understanding of essential DOE techniques, with emphasis on both statistical and non-quantitative elements. Graduates will gain immediate skills for increased engagement within test planning teams, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.
Design of Experiments DOE is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation T&E programs. This workshop, designed for DoD test practitioners, engineers and analysts, reinforces and expands the techniques discussed in Foundational Concepts WKSP 0686, with emphasis on the DOE process and the methodical employment of tailored statistical tools. Graduates will gain immediate skills for building defensible test and analysis plans, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.