This paper discusses and outlines ideas regarding changes to how testing is performed in response to new policy regarding rapid integration of technology into Army ground vehicle systems. It specifically presents and discusses the ways that systems can begin testing early using laboratory testing. It discusses how testing is currently performed and then leverages best practices from the Automotive Industry to recommend methods to recommend how the Army can adapt these for its testing function. Specifically it discusses how specific test should be selected, how to define the testing environment and how to use the data generated from the lab test. It concludes with an example case study.