activities have been in the R&D area. Such a discussion would have been enlightening and should be included in all future responses to panel recommendations.

2. The sixth recommendation was not completely satisfied. Two new employees were hired, but their impact was lessened by the loss of two staff members. The ITL’s action maintained the status quo, and once again it is recommended that there be increased staffing for the SED.

3. The ITL’s response to the seventh recommendation was a description of how programs were evaluated, changed, or moved during 2010, but there was no mention of sunsetting or of a process for sunsetting, so the response was not adequate. The ITL still needs to address the issue of a sunsetting process.



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