Table 4. Summary of RDT Program Review Results

Table 4. Summary of RDT Program Review Results

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Best Practices and Implementation Criteria Administrations Implementing (N=8) Percent Implementing
External Stakeholder Involvement    
Transparent and Consistent Process for Involving Stakeholders in Developing Program Agendas and Priorities 7 88%
Process for Responding to Stakeholder Recommendations 5 63%
Merit Review of Competitive Proposals    
Transparent and Documented Process for Awarding Competitive Grants and Contracts Based on Merit Review 8 100%
Independent Expert Review    
Adherence to OMB Guidelines for Peer Review of Highly Influential and Influential Scientific Information 8 100%
Systematic Process for Evaluating Significant RD&T Programs Using Independent Expert Review 6 75%
Process for Using the Results of Expert Reviews to Guide Future Program Decisions 5 63%
RD&T Performance Measures    
Long-term Objectives for Significant RD&T Programs 7 88%
Measurable Annual Milestones that Show How Objectives Will Be Reached 8 100%
RD&T Coordination    
Consistency with RD&T Strategies Identified in the DOT Strategic Plan 8 100%
Coordination with Relevant Operating Administrations, Agencies, and Partners 8 100%