Welcome to Testscience.org!

    The Test Science Team is part of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)’s Operational Evaluation Division (OED), which promotes independent, unbiased, and defensible test design and analysis techniques. These techniques support informed decisions about weapons system effectiveness, suitability, and survivability. IDA develops statistical methodologies that evaluate military systems in realistic operational environments, ensuring that American warfighters understand the capabilities of the systems fielded to them.

    Our Team is dedicated to the idea that proper methods are the foundation of successful testing and defensible results. We also fundamentally believe that knowledge should be transparent and accessible to everyone in the community.

    The Test Science Team, which is funded by the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) and IDA, provides the educational material and interactive tools that make up the core of this website.

    Together, we work to improve techniques, methods, tools, and best practices for the Defense and Aerospace communities.

- The Test Science Team