RTR Performs Operational Test and Evaluation Services at Air, Land, and Sea Ports of Entry
Posted by Chuck August
RTR Technologies supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) of proposed vital programs and new technologies of national security interest, which ultimately creates more efficient processing of travelers, vehicles and trade crossing U.S. borders. The Operational Test and Evaluation process identifies program risk and assists Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with making strategic decisions before investing in broad-based innovative technologies and deploying costly changes at air, land, and sea ports of entry. RTR’s experience in operations research and analysis of complex processes and practices reduces the time and effort typically associated with performing operational tests.
RTR has been instrumental in evaluating border security program requirements into expected system performance measures. RTR works with DHS on the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) development, briefings, Test and Evaluation and Standards (TES) staff and assists in the preparation of the operational test plan. RTR has executed pivotal test plans at select ports of entry for system effectiveness and suitability against predefined performance measures. Outcomes of the field study are reported DHS to assess the feasibility and functionality of a new program. OT&E services provide the due diligence required by the federal government in managing restricted resources.
RTR’s expertise is not limited to DHS programs. The company staff is experienced with managing DoD developmental test for Defense Acquisition Programs as well as planning and conducting Defense operational testing.