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Test and Evaluation (T&E) is essential to successful system acquisition. For the last 43 years, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has included various formations providing T&E oversight. Interested readers can review some of the history in the articles “The Original DT&E” and “What Happened to DT&E?” in the January–February 2014 and March–April 2014 issues, respectively, of the Defense AT&L magazine. Having been witness to just over a third of this history, I thought I would share some of the great myths and misconceptions about T&E that I have observed over the years. If we can dispel some of these myths, perhaps we can reduce the tension between testers and developers and get on with helping acquisition programs deliver capabilities more effectively and efficiently. After all, the Department of Defense (DoD) is not investing the nation’s resources for programs to fail—our job as testers is to help programs succeed.