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

This description of the appliance of the RAND Corporation1s PortMan portfolio research and administration procedure and Delphi consensus-building process for the nationwide safety enterprise (NSA) details Sharing companies (ISS) department highlights how those tools permit the data-driven research of venture portfolios and the allocation of analysis and improvement (R&D) and operations and upkeep (O&M) assets in keeping with price, chance, and value.

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The calculated total EV is shown in parentheses next to the title of each project (see Appendix A for project titles and descriptions). The four 5 To reiterate: Value is determined as the product of the four component value metrics. This method of combining the value metrics highlights the differences between projects, as compared to the sum of the metrics. 2) of the maximum possible expected value of 1,024. Out of all the projects in the portfolio, only one, SERV1, had a total EV that was greater than 20 percent of the maximum possible EV.

1 for R&D projects presented above also applies to O&M projects. However, the appropriate level of balance for an O&M portfolio differs from that of an R&D portfolio: In general, an O&M portfolio that is closely coupled to mission-critical operations may have a much stronger aversion to supporting high-risk projects. Therefore, a balanced O&M portfolio may have proportionally more projects on the right-hand side of the graph. 1. However, there may be situations in which supporting a high-risk, high-value project is unavoidable, as is the case with many legacy systems.

SUPP1 O&M Staff support for generation of multimedia SIGINT products. SUPP2 O&M Information sharing support to partners in support of specific intelligence community missions. SUPP3 O&M Production support including pre- and post-publication guidance and review. SUPP4 O&M SIGINT reporting and dissemination policy development and guidance. SUPP5 O&M Harmonization of business and mission processes. SUPP6 O&M System administration support for all operational systems residing in the laboratory environment.

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