This thesis investigates the relationship between Washington based Project Managers and a Test and Evaluation (T&E) facility, the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC). Five areas of the relationship are examined. First, the formal weapon system acquisition process as prescribed by current directives is presented as an overview. Next, the Pacific Missile Test Center organization is analyzed. This is followed by an investigation of funding techniques, and specifically, those employed by PMTC. The Project Managers' perception of their participation in the T&E process is presented through results of a questionnaire. Finally, an objective method of selecting the appropriate T&E facility for a project based on technical capability is developed.
Creighton, J.W. Jolly, J.A.
Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. in Management
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