A Delicate Balance: Portfolio Analysis and Management for by Eric Landree, Richard Silberglitt, Brian G. Chow, Lance

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By Eric Landree, Richard Silberglitt, Brian G. Chow, Lance Sherry, Michael S. Tseng

This description of the applying of the RAND Corporation1s PortMan portfolio research and administration technique and Delphi consensus-building technique for the nationwide safety service provider (NSA) details Sharing providers (ISS) department highlights how those equipment permit the data-driven research of undertaking portfolios and the allocation of analysis and improvement (R&D) and operations and upkeep (O&M) assets in accordance with worth, probability, and price.

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No (1), Very Little (2), Significantly (3), and Substantially (4). The risk metric question also had four possible answers: None (4), Small (3), Significant (2), and Substantial (1). , percentages) for each of the four possible answers, shown in Appendix B. 2 shows the five O&M questions that were developed to assess the value and risk for O&M projects in the ISS portfolio. The possible answers and numerical values for each of the O&M value and risk metric questions were the same as those used for the R&D value and risk metric questions.

3. RAND PortMan with LP is flexible enough that it may be applied to a single fiscal year or used to make strategic decisions that have implications for future fiscal years. More specifically, it allows users to customize parameters related to program funding, as well as project-related expenses such as increases in individual project costs due to inflation and other causes, in order to approximate the real-world conditions under which most organizations operate. 27 28 A Delicate Balance 4. The Delphi method, as part of the portfolio management process, provides not only a mechanism for generating consensus, but also a forum for senior management to address and discuss areas of disagreement.

APPENDIX A Project Descriptions SERV1 O&M This program includes a collection service, serial number generation, preparation, validation, release, and dissemination tools for text-based SIGINT reports. SERV2 O&M Government and user-generated networked information services. SERV3 O&M Web-based information request service for SIGINT post-publication reporting. SERV4 O&M Summarization and dissemination service of critical SIGINT to specific global customers. SERV5 O&M SIGINT tailoring and follow-up support service.

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