Table B-1. Review of FAA RDT Program

Table B-1. Review of FAA RDT Program

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Investment Criterion Program Evidence
Relevance •   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.
Quality •   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.
Performance •   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.