Measurable improvements in progress against budget, schedule, and functional capability.
Demonstrably part of a long-term competitive strategy.
Corresponding, specific target metrics could be developed for each portfolio and project or program funded by the portfolio at the initiation of a program and defined incrementally for each iteration within a project or program. (For example, a performance metric might be tightened over successive increments of a program.) These metrics would form the basis for reporting progress to senior DOD and Office of Management and Budget officials as well as to Congress.