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NIJ R & D Portfolio Management and Technology Transition Support

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July 2014
32 pages
This report by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) documents the purpose of and processes related to the management of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) research and development (R&D) portfolio, so as to increase its impact on forensic applications.
The goal of FTCoE’s management of the NIJ R&D portfolio is to ensure that the results and products of NIJ-funded forensics research are disseminated to managers and practitioners in the forensic field, thus facilitating improvements in the quality and quantity of forensic services. To date, the FTCoE has collected performance metrics and developed and performed a multi-phase portfolio assessment and management process for approximately 400 NIJ R&D awards. Thus far, the FTCoE has focused its resources on nine grants. For these grants it is planning a number of transition and adoption efforts during 2014 and beyond. This report describes the R&D portfolio management process, and actions and results are detailed. The latter addresses database development, maintenance, and use assessment. 12 figures, 7 tables, and appended project templates

Date Published: July 1, 2014