The Joint Mission Environment Test Capability (JMETC) mission is to provide a persistent capability for linking distributed facilities, enabling DoD customers to develop and test warfighting capabilities in a Joint Context.
JMETC provides a DoD-wide capability for the test and evaluation (T&E) of warfighter capabilities in a Joint Context for Interoperability, Key Performance Parameter (KPP) compliance testing, and Joint Mission Capability Portfolio testing. The use of Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) provides commonality and compatibility between JMETC and the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC), enabling a joint test and training capability. JMETC will reduce the cost and time to plan and prepare for distributed joint testing by providing a readily-available, persistent connectivity with network security accreditation support, common integration software for linking sites, and accredited test tools for distributed testing. To support its customers, JMETC also provides extensive expertise in planning, preparing for, and executing the infrastructure for distributed test events.
JMETC is a DoD corporate approach for linking distributed facilities, enabling customers to more rapidly develop and test warfighting capabilities in a joint context (see OV-1 for more info). The program provides a test infrastructure consisting of the components necessary to conduct Joint distributed test events by cost-effectively integrating live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) test resources that are configured to support the users' needs. The JMETC program provides its customers a support team to assist with JMETC products and the conduct of distributed testing. JMETC consists of six primary products:
JMETC provides a Customer Support Team for JMETC products as well as expertise in distributed LVC testing. The JMETC Program Office will assign dedicated personnel to each customer to assist with planning, preparation, and execution of infrastructure requirements for the distributed LVC test event.
The JMETC Planning Team is available to support and advise a customer beginning in the early phases of developmental and operational test planning. JMETC can be a contributing team member of the customer’s T&E Working Groups and planning sessions. Early involvement of the planning team will improve the customer’s ability to develop an optimal distributed test strategy and potentially reduce costs. JMETC will provide technical expertise on LVC distributed testing using JMETC infrastructure to support:
JMETC supports the customer during event planning by providing:
JMETC will also provide field support by JMETC-managed engineers who are distributed across the community. They will provide assistance to specific
programs in determining requirements, assisting on-site event preparation, and event execution.
The Next Step in T&E (2014)
Bernard "Chip" Ferguson, Vicent P. DiFronzo. "Distributed Testing: A Significant Tool in the Program Manager's Arsenal." Defense AT&L March-April 2010: 38-42.