DST performs a wide range of technical assistance and support services that include planning, conducting, evaluating, and reporting of C4I systems testing to include operational testing, standards compliance and interoperability testing. DST provides expertise on the technical and operational characteristics of selected joint and combined C4I tactical and strategic systems. We also support the analysis of, and or test and evaluation of, joint and combined architectures and standards. DST provides program management in every area from resource planning and reporting to preparing technical proposals. DST provides continuous engineering and technical support to interoperability and operational test and evaluation. DST plans, coordinates, executes, and reports on a wide variety of test and evaluation efforts. DST also conducts research and develops proposals to develop new and upgraded test facilities.