FCS and JTEM formed a natural partnership for the August 2008 test event.
FCS saw the partnership with JTEM as a way to establish a rigorous test context in which to examine FCS test technology requirements needed for testing in a joint environment in support of Milestone C test activities, as well as enable risk reduction for critical FCS technology areas.
* Evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of the JTEM CTM
As the JBD2 test scenario unfolded and the key mission tasks were executed, JTEM's CTM measures framework was implemented, which enabled critical test data to be collected.
JTEM's CTM was fully exercised within a test environment possessing a level of complexity not seen in previous test events.
JBD2 was clearly a successful proof of concept in collecting data and evaluating mission measures of effectiveness, according to JTEM's CTM measures framework.
From JTEM's perspective, JBD2 execution of CTM products was more than sufficient to assess the effectiveness and suitability of the CTM.
Along with these insights, more detailed and specific improvements to the CTM have been captured by the JTEM team as a result of CTM usage in JBD2.
During their 2007 test event, JTEM demonstrated application of the CTM to a notional set of network-enabled air- and ground-launched weapon systems while employed in a joint mission environment supporting a joint fire support task.
The Defense Acquisition University and JTEM have partnered to develop a Testing in a Joint Environment continuous learning module, now available on the DAU Web site <http://clc.dau.mil/>, The module's goal is to familiarize DoD personnel with basic principles and practices related to testing in a joint environment.