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

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 protection organization (NSA) info Sharing prone (ISS) department highlights how those tools let the data-driven research of venture portfolios and the allocation of analysis and improvement (R&D) and operations and upkeep (O&M) assets based on worth, chance, and value.

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TOOL2 O&M Report repository with integrated rapid search and retrieval capabilities for sensitive-series reports. 29 30 A Delicate Balance TOOL3 O&M Dissemination and tailoring interface for the exchange of multimedia and other SIGINT. TOOL4 O&M Customized dissemination device hardware. SUPP7 R&D Staff support for research and development activities. MOD1 R&D Service integration and modernization activities. APPENDIX B Research and Development Questions This appendix includes the value and risk metric questions for each R&D project that were posed to the participants in the Delphi exercise.

A comparison of the two columns reveals strong agreement between the priority funding for the ISS office and the results returned from the RAND PortMan method. Nearly every O&M project that the RAND PortMan method selected for the portfolio was also funded at greater than 50 percent by the ISS division; the only exception was project SUPP6. However, the ISS division funded both R&D projects at greater than 50 percent, while the PortMan method recommended not funding either project. 8 This high level of agreement suggests that the 7 As noted earlier, we plotted and analyzed R&D and O&M projects with the same numerical scale even though they were measured using different value and risk metrics because the limited number of R&D projects in the portfolio made analyzing them separately from the O&M projects impractical.

A comparison of the two columns reveals strong agreement between the priority funding for the ISS office and the results returned from the RAND PortMan method. Nearly every O&M project that the RAND PortMan method selected for the portfolio was also funded at greater than 50 percent by the ISS division; the only exception was project SUPP6. However, the ISS division funded both R&D projects at greater than 50 percent, while the PortMan method recommended not funding either project. 8 This high level of agreement suggests that the 7 As noted earlier, we plotted and analyzed R&D and O&M projects with the same numerical scale even though they were measured using different value and risk metrics because the limited number of R&D projects in the portfolio made analyzing them separately from the O&M projects impractical.

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