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    3.4     Communication Within Agencies, 31
    3.5     The Issue of Timing, 32
    3.6     Summary, 34
4     CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 35
    4.1     General Conclusions, 36
    4.2     General Recommendations, 39
    4.3     Specific Recommendations, 42
        4.3.1     Agency Methods, 42
        4.3.2     Communication, 43
    4.4     Summary, 44
APPENDIXES
    A     Panel and Staff Biographical Information, 47
    B     White House and Congressional Correspondence, 57
    C     Summaries of Agency Focus Group Presentations, 63
        C-1     Summary of Department of Defense Focus Group, 65
        C-2     Summary of National Institutes of Health Focus Group, 81
        C-3     Summary of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Focus Group, 97
        C-4     Summary of the National Science Foundation Focus Group, 113
        C-5     Summary of the Department of Energy Focus Group, 125
    D     Summary of Workshop, 137
    E     Executive Summary of Evaluating Federal Research Programs: Research and the Government Performance and Results Act, 155
    F     Government Performance and Results Act, 167
    G     Federal Agency GPRA Web Sites, 189


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