3.4 Does the program have procedures (e.g., competitive sourcing/cost comparisons, IT improvements, appropriate incentives) to measure and achieve efficiencies and cost effectiveness in program execution?

3.5 Does the program collaborate and coordinate effectively with related programs?

3.6 Does the program use strong financial management practices?

3.7 Has the program taken meaningful steps to address its management deficiencies?

3RD1 For R&D programs other than competitive grants programs, does the program allocate funds and use management processes that maintain program quality?


4.1 Has the program demonstrated adequate progress in achieving its long-term performance goals?

4.2 Does the program (including program partners) achieve its annual performance goals?

4.3 Does the program demonstrate improved efficiencies or cost effectiveness in achieving program goals each year?

4.4 Does the performance of this program compare favorably to other programs, including government, private, etc., with similar purpose and goals?

4.5 Do independent evaluations of sufficient scope and quality indicate that the program is effective and achieving results?

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