DEFINITION
BMD Event Validation

The human evaluation of whether an observed event is real or false. It is a statement of validity of a warning event determined by a human analysis of equipment, operational environment, and personnel actions. The basis for this judgment is dependent on both of the following: first, in the judgment of sensor site personnel reporting the event, the data exhibits characteristics consistent with pre-determined phenomena attributed to an actual event. Site personnel actions, and hardware and software performance, are determined to be within established system operation specifications. This is a valid site report. Second, when a site report is received at the BMD operations center, it undergoes system report analysis. This process may change the valid site report based on additional factors such as other site reports, intelligence information, and other data. Only after this process has been completed can a determination be made of event validation.

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