Mr. Derrick Hinton
Principal Deputy Director,
Test Resource Management Center
Dr. Steven Hutchison
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
Acting Director, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
Dr. Steven Hutchison (Download Biography)
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Developmental Test and Evaluation
Acting Director, Test Resource Management Center
Dr. Steven J. Hutchison is currently the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and Acting Director, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC). He has been the Principal Deputy, Developmental Test and Evaluation since October 2011.
From August 2005 to October 2011, Dr. Hutchison served as the Test and Evaluation Executive for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where his role was to oversee the activities of the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and ensure robust test services in support of DISA’s acquisition of critical command and control capabilities.
Dr. Hutchison served as a Net Centric Systems Analyst in the office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) and was an Assistant Technical Director and evaluator in the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).
Dr. Hutchison retired from the US Army in 2002. His military career highlights include assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division and 3rd Infantry Division, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy, and assignment to ATEC. Dr. Hutchison was commissioned in the Infantry in 1982.
Dr. Hutchison graduated from the United States Military Academy, earned a Master of Science in Operations Research at the US Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Mr. Derrick Hinton (Download Biography)
Mr. Hinton began his career serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1985 to
1991, joining the DoD civilian workforce in 1989 as a Test Engineer responsible for munitions
T&E with the 46th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.
Principal Deputy Director, Test Resource Management Center
Mr. G. Derrick Hinton is a member of the Senior Executive Service with a 20-year civilian career in the Department of Defense. In his current role as the Principal Deputy Director, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Mr. Hinton is the principal staff assistant and advisor to
the Director, TRMC for all matters pertaining to assessment of and strategic planning for the
Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB); these responsibilities include annual certification
of the Military Department and Defense Agency Test and Evaluation (T&E) budgets and
development of the Congressionally-directed biennial Strategic Plan for DoD Test and
Evaluation Resources. In addition he oversees the management of the Central Test and
Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP), the Test and Evaluation/Science and Technology
(T&E/S&T) Program, and the Joint Mission Environment Test Capability Program, whose
annual budgets collectively total over $250M.
In 1996, Mr. Hinton joined the AT&L team, initially in the Office of the Director, Test, Systems
Engineering, and Evaluation, transitioning to the Office of the Director, Operational Test and
Evaluation in 2001, and finally joining the Test Resource Management Center in 2005. During
his tenure with AT&L, Mr. Hinton has made significant contributions to MRTFB policy and
T&E investment programs, most recently while dual-hatted as Program Manager for both CTEIP
and the T&E/S&T Program. In this capacity, he executed a combined annual budget of
approximately $200M, led management of all instrumentation development efforts sponsored by
TRMC, and held responsibility for maturing and transitioning technology to enhance the overall
DoD T&E capability. Mr. Hinton successfully ensured the use of a corporate investment
approach to combine Service and Defense Agency T&E needs, thereby maximizing
opportunities for Joint and multi-Service efforts and eliminating unwarranted duplication of test
capabilities across the MRTFB.
Mr. Hinton holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of
Alabama, a Masters of Public Administration, and an Acquisition Core Level III Certification in
Test and Evaluation from the Defense Acquisition University. Moreover, he serves as co-chair of
the Range Spectrum Requirements Working Group, which develops policies to mitigate radio
frequency spectrum encroachment at MRTFB activities.