Goals, priorities, and benefits are laid out in
the National Aviation Research Plan and the R&D Strategy; these support both the FAA and DOT strategic plans.
|• Relevance is assessed both prospectively and retrospectively
through the REDAC and other external review mechanisms.
|• Within the FAA, researchers work closely with agency
customers to ensure the continuing relevance of research products.
The FAA uses both an external and an internal
peer-review process to ensure quality.
|• Managers prepare and vet program plans through a process that
ensures good science and proper use of public funds.
|• Program quality is assessed retrospectively through the REDAC
and other regular and ad hoc reviews.
The program has long-term performance measures
tied to specific research projects that support accomplishment of national
and agency goals.
|• The program has annual performance measures that can
demonstrate progress toward long-term goals.
|• Performance is documented in an annual performance plan and
in quarterly and annual performance plan goal reports.