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FHWA Order M1100.1A

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M1100.1A October 4, 2004

PART II (ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS)

Chapter 13 (Office of Research, Development, and Technology)

Section 1. Associate Administrator

  1. What is the mission of the Office of Research, Development, and Technology? To lead in the development of a nationally coordinated research and technology program; champion the advancement of highway technological innovation in support of FHWA strategic goals and performance objectives; advance knowledge through research, development, testing, and evaluation services; and provide support and assistance throughout FHWA in matters relating to research, development, and technology (RD&T).

  2. What are the functions of the Office of Research, Development, and Technology?

    1. Advocacy. Serves as FHWA's advocate and provides national leadership in the research and development of new highway and transportation technologies. Champions advancement of highway technological innovation, which supports FHWA strategic goals and performance objectives.

    2. Strategic Planning and Quality. Develops and implements action/business plan initiatives in the advancement of DOT and FHWA Strategic Goals, Objectives, and Corporate Management Strategies. Initiates self-assessments regarding quality, program evaluations, and system and process improvements to continually improve the quality of programs, products, and services.

    3. Legislative/Program. Provides technical support to the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Policy and Governmental Affairs, Federal Lands Highway, and Planning, Environment, and Realty in the development and analysis of RD&T legislative proposals and prepares overall Agency proposals. Assists these offices in the assessment and evaluation of crosscutting RD&T initiatives.

    4. Technology Delivery. Supports the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, Policy and Governmental Affairs, and Planning, Environment, and Realty in the development of near term RD&T Program Plans. Supports these offices and the Resource Center in the development and delivery of new technologies, and assists in the design and implementation of feedback systems to evaluate the effectiveness of new technologies.

    5. Outreach and Consultation. In cooperation with Headquarters and field offices, provides and maintains ongoing communication links with FHWA's customers and partners, and other constituencies seeking their feedback. Partners with the Resource Center in the design and implementation of feedback systems to identify and evaluate new technologies and to continually update evolving needs and trends for future research plans and programs.

    6. Monitoring and Evaluation. Develops and maintains systems for collecting and analyzing data and trends to evaluate research and technology policy and program effectiveness. Uses results to improve program performance.

    7. Research Agenda Scanning. Facilitates the planning and development of a collaborative, inclusive outreach process intended to identify future targets of research opportunity within the larger national RD&T agenda. Develops a cooperative plan for advanced research initiatives that are higher-risk, potentially higher-payoff areas where work is unlikely to be undertaken by other programs or partners.

    8. National Programs. Provides Agency leadership for policy development and the administration of nationwide RD&T programs including: the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP); the Small Business Innovation Research Program; the Technology Deployment and Partnerships Program; and the research activities portion of the State Planning and Research Program (SP&R). In cooperation with the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Policy and Governmental Affairs, Federal Lands Highway, Planning, Environment, and Realty, and the Resource Center, develops and implements feedback systems regarding the effectiveness of research products from these programs.

    9. RD&T Budget. Leads the coordination and preparation of FHWA's annual budget request for the overall RD&T program.

    10. Resource Management. Carries out the internal administrative needs of RD&T and requirements of managing the operations of the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). This includes all required activities in the areas of personnel, training, finance and budget (administrative budget), acquisition management and control (procurement integrity), inventory control, facility management (buildings, grounds, etc.) oversight, and administration of computer network and communications needs.

    11. Research Liaison. Provides FHWA's principal point of contact within the DOT and with national and international transportation research organizations (National Science Foundation (NSF), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)). Leads in the technical negotiations of international research agreements.

    12. Conduct Research and Field Tests. Conducts a research and development program in areas such as pavements, structures, highway safety and operations (including intelligent transportation systems) at FHWA's TFHRC and at other locations using a variety of research approaches including staff research, contract research, and cooperative research activities with other public and private researchers. Partners with the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, and Planning, Environment, and Realty to conduct field test and evaluation of new and cutting edge technologies. Provides assistance to these offices and the Resource Center, in the demonstration field tests of market ready technologies.

    13. Technology Transfer Assistance. Provides assistance and service to the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Policy and Governmental Affairs, Federal Lands Highway, Planning, Environment, and Realty, and the Resource Center, in support of cross-cutting technology transfer services and expertise, including marketing, development of technology packages, networks for disseminating technology information, and fostering partnerships for technology sharing.

    14. Communications and Marketing Assistance. Provides and maintains communication, marketing assistance, outreach, and coordination services for all RD&T related activities, including FHWA-wide media (Public Roads and Transporter magazines, etc.) in support of RD&T programs.

    15. New Product Acceptance. In cooperation with the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Policy and Governmental Affairs, Federal Lands Highway, Planning, Environment, and Realty, the Resource Center, and the division offices, monitors the customer acceptance of new products from the RD&T programs. Evaluates benefits and provides corrective assistance where necessary.

    16. Professional Development. Provides opportunities for knowledge and skill development in RD&T for FHWA career employees as well as other non-Federal transportation professionals.

  3. The Associate Administrator for Research, Development, and Technology provides executive direction over the activities of the following organizational elements:

    Office of Infrastructure Research and Development

    Office of Safety Research and Development

    Office of Operations Research and Development

    Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management

    Office of Resource Management

Section 2. Office of Infrastructure Research and Development

  1. What is the mission of the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development? To continually improve infrastructure-related technology through research, development, and testing; through an outreach process to identify future targets of opportunity; and with the pursuit of advanced research initiatives. To support the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, Planning, Environment, and Realty, and the Resource Center, in the development of near-term RD&T program plans and projects; demonstration field tests of technologies; and evaluation of customer needs, acceptance, and benefits of new infrastructure-related products.

  2. What are the functions of the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development?

    1. Technology Delivery. Supports the Office of Infrastructure in the development of near-term RD&T Program Plans. Supports the Office of Infrastructure and the Resource Center in the development and delivery of new technologies, and assists in the design and implementation of feedback systems to evaluate the effectiveness of new technologies.

    2. Conduct Infrastructure-Related Research and Field Tests. Conducts a research and development (R&D) program in pavements, structures, materials, and other infrastructure areas at FHWA's TFHRC and at other locations using a variety of research approaches including staff research, contract research, and cooperative research activities with other public and private researchers. Partners with the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, and Planning, Environment, and Realty, to conduct field test and evaluation of new and cutting edge technologies. Provides assistance to these offices and the Resource Center in the demonstration field tests of market ready technologies.

    3. Technology Services. Provides and maintains world-class R&D facilities in support of national highway needs; provides technology analysis services, available directly to the States, including laboratory testing, forensic analysis, etc.

    4. New Product Acceptance. In cooperation with the Office of Infrastructure, the Resource Center, and the division offices, monitors the customer acceptance of new infrastructure products from the RD&T programs. Evaluates benefits and provides corrective assistance where necessary.

    5. Research Agenda Scanning/Advanced Research. Carries out the planning, development, and execution of a collaborative, inclusive outreach process intended to identify future targets of research opportunity regarding infrastructure elements of the RD&T agenda. Develops a cooperative plan for advance research initiatives, which are higher-risk, potentially higher-payoff areas where work is unlikely to be undertaken by other programs or partners.

    6. Professional Development. Provides opportunities for professional development and mutual exchange of expertise in technical areas through rotations, Interagency Personnel Assignments (IPA), etc., at TFHRC for Headquarters and field staff as well as State and academic personnel.

Section 3. Office of Safety Research and Development

  1. What is the mission of the Office of Safety Research and Development? To continually improve safety-related technology through research, development, and testing; through an outreach process to identify future targets of opportunity; and with the pursuit of advanced research initiatives. To support the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, Planning, Environment, and Realty, and the Resource Center, in their goal to eliminate highway crashes in the development of near-term RD&T program plans and projects; demonstration of field tests of technologies; and evaluation of customer needs, acceptance, and benefits of new safety-related products.

  2. What are the functions of the Office of Safety Research and Development?

    1. Technology Delivery. Supports the safety functions in the development of near-term RD&T Program Plans. Supports the FHWA safety elements and the Resource Center in the development and delivery of new technologies, and assists in the design and implementation of feedback systems to evaluate the effectiveness of new technologies.

    2. Conduct Safety-Related Research and Field Tests. Conducts a research and development program in highway safety at FHWA's TFHRC and at other locations using a variety of research approaches including staff research, contract research, and cooperative research activities with other public and private researchers. Partners with the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, and Planning, Environment, and Realty, to conduct field test and evaluation of new and cutting edge technologies. Provides assistance to these offices and the Resource Center in the demonstration field tests of market ready technologies.

    3. Technology Services. Provides and maintains world-class R&D facilities in support of national highway needs; provides technology analysis services, available directly to States and local governments, including laboratory testing, forensic analysis, etc.

    4. New Product Acceptance. In cooperation with the Resource Center and the division offices, monitors customers' acceptance of new infrastructure safety products from the RD&T programs. Evaluates benefits and provides corrective assistance where necessary.

    5. Research Agenda Scanning/Advanced Research. Carries out the planning, development, and execution of a collaborative, inclusive information gathering process intended to identify future targets of research opportunity regarding safety elements of the RD&T agenda. Develops a cooperative plan for advance research initiatives that are higher-risk, potentially higher-payoff areas where work is unlikely to be undertaken by other programs or partners.

    6. Professional Development. Provides opportunities for professional development and mutual exchange of expertise in technical areas through rotations, IPAs, etc., at TFHRC for Headquarters and field staff as well as state and academic personnel.

Section 4. Office of Operations Research and Development

  1. What is the mission of the Office of Operations Research and Development? To continually improve operations-related technology through research, development, and testing; through an outreach process to identify future targets of opportunity; and with the pursuit of advanced research initiatives. To support the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, Planning, Environment, and Realty, and the Resource Center, in the development of near-term RD&T program plans and projects; demonstration field tests of technologies; and evaluation of customer needs, acceptance, and benefits of new operations related products.

  2. What are the functions of the Office of Operations Research and Development?

    1. Technology Delivery. Supports the Office of Operations in the development of near term RD&T Program Plans. Supports the Office of Operations and the Resource Center in the development and delivery of new technologies, and assists in the design and implementation of feedback systems to evaluate the effectiveness of new technologies.

    2. Conduct Operations-Related Research and Field Tests. Conducts a research and development program in operations (including ITS) at FHWA's TFHRC and at other locations using a variety of research approaches including staff research, contract research, and cooperative research activities with other public and private researchers. Partners with the Offices of Infrastructure, Operations, Safety, Federal Lands Highway, and Planning, Environment, and Realty, to conduct field test and evaluation of new and cutting edge technologies. Provides assistance to these offices and the Resource Center in the demonstration field tests of market ready technologies.

    3. Technology Services. Provides and maintains world-class R&D facilities in support of national highway needs. Provides technology analysis services, available directly to the States, including laboratory testing, forensic analysis, etc.

    4. New Product Acceptance. In cooperation with the Office of Operations, the Resource Center, and the division offices, monitors the customer acceptance of new infrastructure products from the RD&T programs. Evaluates benefits and provides corrective assistance where necessary.

    5. Research Agenda Scanning/Advanced Research. Carries out the planning, development, and execution of a collaborative, inclusive outreach process intended to identify future targets of research opportunity regarding operations elements of the RD&T agenda. Develops a cooperative plan for advance research initiatives that are higher-risk, potentially higher-payoff areas where work is unlikely to be undertaken by other programs or partners.

    6. Professional Development. Provides opportunities for professional development and mutual exchange of expertise in technical areas through rotations, IPAs, etc., at TFHRC for Headquarters and field staff as well as State and academic personnel.

Section 5. Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management

  1. What is the mission of the Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management? To lead change and provide a comprehensive approach to managing advanced and applied research programs, communicating corporate messages from agenda setting through impact assessment. To develop and execute policy, budget, program management, and administrative mechanisms to continually add value and quality to a nationwide FHWA Research and Technology (R&T) program. To develop and execute comprehensive R&T communications and marketing strategies, plans, and evaluation methods in support of FHWA-wide R&T programs and R&T services to FHWA Offices.

  2. What are the functions of the Office Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management?

    1. Strategic Planning: Formulates FHWA's R&T Strategic Plan and collaborates with the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) on the DOT RD&T Strategic Plan. Advances FHWA strategic goals by promoting the development and use of functional area R&T multi-year roadmaps. Seeks to create processes that will further enhance the contributions of R&T as an Agency strategy. Designs and implements the tools and methods to improve the quality of Agency R&T. Develops and implements action/business plan initiatives in the advancement of DOT and FHWA Strategic Goals, Objectives, and Corporate Management Strategies. Develops and coordinates R&T input to the Agency's strategic and performance plans.

    2. Legislative and Intergovernmental Actions: Provides legislative analysis and support for R&T, including drafting and reviewing R&T legislation, and providing technical assistance to the Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs and the Congress. In coordination with the Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs, develops legislative proposals related to R&T and contributes to the development of testimony and briefing materials related to R&T legislative proposals. Reviews and comments on draft legislation in support of highway R&T initiatives, including expanded partnership opportunities. Assists FHWA leadership and coordinates with the FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs, RITA, and/or OST Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in responding to Congressional and Departmental inquiries on R&T activities and requests for technical assistance. Works with the R&T Leadership Team to implement newly authorized research initiatives. Coordinates FHWA leadership interactions with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; the DOT Research, Development, and Technology Planning Council; and others on R&T plans and initiatives.

    3. Budget Preparation and Execution: Leads the coordination and preparation of FHWA's annual R&T budget request for the overall R&T program, and prepares the budget request for RD&T in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Works with program offices to determine funding needs in relation to program goals, and to translate this information into appropriations requests and supporting narrative justifications. Compiles, analyzes, and presents budget data in a variety of formats, including by organizational unit and budget line item, as well as by the Department's Strategic Goals, to support FHWA's R&T executive financial management decision process. Drafts sections of the annual budget and performance report, illustrating how research is supporting each of the goals, and a separate section describing how FHWA is implementing the OMB R&D Investment Criteria. Tracks and defends the budget through the Office of the Secretary and OMB, responding to pass-backs and appeals at each stage. Prepares briefing materials and contributes to testimony regarding the budget. Responds to requests for technical assistance from Appropriations Committees and staff. Prepares the R&T budget delivery plan upon receipt of notification of the final appropriation action by Congress. Coordinates with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to accomplish the formal allocation of R&T funds. Identifies and tracks Congressional earmarks and provide required data that is utilized in the OMB website established to make available information to the public about earmarks. Contributes to the annual report to Congress describing DOT's actual and proposed funding for R&T, required by Section 5208(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Efficiency Act - A Legacy for Users.

      Collaborates within the interagency National Science and Technology Council and its various subcommittees on the identification of Administration R&D priorities; provides advice to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding R&D priorities. Identifies, in conjunction with RITA and other DOT operating administrations on the USDOT RD&T Planning Team, Secretarial R&T priorities, including emerging research priorities which support the Administration's R&D priorities and departmental goals. Assists in drafting departmental R&T budget guidance, referencing the Administration's R&D budget priorities, outlined by OMB and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

    4. Liaisons and Partnerships: Facilitates the planning and development of a collaborative, inclusive outreach process intended to identify future research needs, as well as targets of research opportunities within the larger national R&T agenda. Champions R&T initiatives by working with FHWA program offices, State and local highway organizations, and other internal and external stakeholders to support the advancement of highway technological innovation. Partners with the Headquarter offices and the Resource Center in the design and implementation of feedback systems to identify and evaluate new technologies and to continually update evolving needs and trends for future research plans and programs. Coordinates with and supports RITA on the implementation of the University Transportation Center (UTC) program and establishes R&T UTC partnerships. Coordinates with entities such as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the DOT Research, Development, and Technology Planning Team and Council, and others. Serves as FHWA's principal point of contact for research matters within the Department of Transportation and with national and international transportation research organizations (including the NSF, TRB, AASHTO, OECD). Coordinates with other Federal agencies (e.g., Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Defense) and the Federal Laboratory Consortium, and shares results of research related to highway issues. Coordinates with and serves as the liaison for international research programs with the FHWA Office of International Programs as well as with other FHWA cooperative research programs. Provides coordination and liaison activities for FHWA for the Strategic Highway Research Program - II (SHRP-II). Coordinates and works with the TRB Research and Technology Coordinating Committee in developing and delivering the Agency R&T program. Serves as the point of contact for R&T in matters involving the Office of Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and other review or investigative organizations. Provides Agency leadership for policy development and the administration of the research activities portion of the SP&R programs, including drafting regulations and policy guidance, and providing advice to FHWA Division offices and State research managers.

    5. Communications: Develops and conducts an R&T communications strategy and plan in support of Agency-wide R&T programs and the technology and innovation delivery needs of the FHWA program offices. Establishes and maintains the FHWA R&T reports center and R&T information management system to support the FHWA R&T program. Provides communication and marketing assistance, outreach, and coordination services for all R&T related activities; including FHWA-wide media (publications such as Public Roads and Transporter Magazines, FOCUS, etc.), website development, CD ROM production, support for presentations, exhibits, speech writing, and marketing support.

    6. Performance Management: Develops the program evaluation and performance measurement framework for the overall R&T program. Develops and maintains systems for collecting and analyzing data and trends, including customer service surveys, to evaluate research and technology policy and program effectiveness. Assists R&T offices in the assessment and evaluation of crosscutting R&T initiatives. Develops the biennial RD&T Performance Plan, incorporating activities such as quality self-assessments, program evaluations, and system and process improvements. Identifies RD&T performance goals and performance measurement methodology designed to continually improve the quality of RD&T programs, products and services. Gathers data utilizing the measurement methodology to develop and publish an annual Performance Report for RD&T. Provides leadership in the advancement of the President's Management Agenda for R&T, including budget and performance integration and improving Agency processes leading to demonstrable program results. In particular, provides leadership in the implementation of the OMB criteria for Federal investment in R&D. Publishes the R&T Report, in coordination with the FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs, RITA, OST, and OMB. Develops the biennial RD&T Performance Plan, in support of the FHWA and USDOT plans.

    7. Technology Transfer: Serves as the Agency focal point for identifying best practices for technology transfer and innovation delivery and expertise on the "technology of technology transfer." Formulates strategies for engaging transportation users and stakeholders in technology and innovation delivery. Collaborates with the Office of Professional and Corporate Development in implementing local technical assistance outreach. Identifies, coordinates, and manages strategies and goals related to intellectual property. Provides assistance and service to the FHWA program offices and the Resource Center, in support of cross- cutting technology transfer services and expertise. Identifies, evaluates, and tracks the deployment of highway technologies in partnership with the Resource Center. Provides assistance in the design and implementation of feedback systems and benchmarks to evaluate effectiveness of new technologies. Establishes opportunities for professional development and mutual exchange of expertise in technology delivery through rotational assignments.

    8. R&T Leadership Team Support: Provides leadership and support to the R&T Leadership Team, which includes the Associate Administrators for Planning, Environment, and Realty; Federal Lands Highway; Infrastructure; Operations; Policy and Governmental Affairs; Professional and Corporate Development; Safety; and Research, Development, and Technology. Formulates strategic issues agendas and schedules meetings. Provides follow-up action and progress reports for R&T Leadership Team decisions.

    9. Corporate Program Delivery: Provides Agency leadership for policy development and the administration of nationwide R&T programs in the following areas: the NCHRP, SHRP-II, the Technology Deployment and Partnerships Program, and the research activities portion of the SP&R programs. In cooperation with the FHWA program offices and the Resource Center, develops and implements feedback systems regarding the effectiveness of research products from these programs. With partners (AASHTO Standing Committee on Research, Research Advisory Committee, NCHRP, SP&R, universities, the DOT Research, Development, and Technology Planning Council, TRB, etc.), leads the overall development of national R&T programs at the Agency-wide level and coordinates appropriate areas with the FHWA program offices. Encourages and facilitates partnerships with State DOTs and other organizations through mechanisms such as the Transportation Pooled Fund Program to carry out research and technology transfer activities. Administers/manages the Transportation Pooled Fund Program.

    10. Exploratory Advanced Research: Manages and administers the Exploratory Advanced Research Program. Establishes liaisons with other research entities and implements processes for ongoing "scanning and convening" of potential technologies and processes for consideration in the FHWA research program. Coordinates with the various FHWA research offices and other entities on the execution and accomplishments of the program. Coordinates the FHWA-wide Small Business Innovative Research program, working with the Volpe Center in RITA.

Section 6. Office of Resource Management

  1. What is the mission of the Office of Resource Management? To develop policies for, and provide advice, support, and assistance to, the Office of Research, Development, and Technology in matters relating to organizational effectiveness and efficiency, human resources, budget and finance, acquisition, management support services, facilities, capital investment planning and management, physical security, emergency planning, and information systems and technology.

  2. What are the functions of the Office of Resource Management?

    1. Advocacy: Serves as an advocate for the Office of RD&T for issues and programs involving human resources, budget and finance, acquisition, facility planning and management, security, emergency planning, and information technology, and serves as the focal point for these programs.

    2. Strategic Planning and Quality: Develops and implements action/business plan initiatives in the advancement of DOT and FHWA Strategic Goals, Objectives, and Corporate Management Strategies. Develops and coordinates RD&T input to the Agency's strategic and performance plans. Initiates quality self-assessments, program evaluations, and system and process improvements to continually improve the quality of programs, products and services.

    3. Legislation/Programs: Develops legislative recommendations in coordination with the Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs and administers statutory provisions relating to administrative management programs. Develops policy and direction for administrative management and logistical support programs.

    4. Resource Management: Carries out the internal management support needs of RD&T and the requirements of managing the operations of the TFHRC. This includes all required activities in the areas of human resources, employee development, budget and finance (involving both program and General Operating Expenses funding), acquisition forecasting, planning, and management (including procurement integrity issues), inventory control and disposal, facility management (buildings, grounds, laboratories, security requirements, emergency planning, etc.) planning and operations, and the management of computer network and communications needs.

      • (1) Human Resources: In coordination with the FHWA Office of Human Resources, manages programs that will provide comprehensive human resource management and development for the Office of RD&T. Oversees a wide range of human resource-related issues including position management and classification, staffing and recruitment strategies, diversity, succession planning, Competitive Sourcing, training and development, labor/management relations, employee conduct and discipline, employee benefits, and wellness programs. Provides human resource advice and services to RD&T managers and staff. In coordination with the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Professional and Development, identifies, develops, and administers employee training and development.

      • (2) Budget and Finance: Manages programs that ensure an efficient and effective financial management process and systems of controls to ensure proper utilization and accounting for the Office of RD&T's resources.

      • (3) Acquisition Management: Oversees a comprehensive acquisition management program in support of the Office of RD&T. Assists in the forecast, development, and administration of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, purchase orders, and purchase card acquisitions.

      • (4) Management Support Services: Administers management and administrative support services for the Office of RD&T's customers and others aimed at improving management efficiency and effectiveness of FHWA programs and operations.

      • (5) Information Systems and Technology: Coordinates and administers programs that provide information systems, IT support services, an IT infrastructure, and internal and external data access for the Office of RD&T to support the Agency's strategic goals and information needs.

    5. Outreach and Consultation: Works closely with the Office of Administration and other FHWA offices to ensure open and continuous coordination and cooperation in the advancement of a quality-based resource management program. Provides internal consultative services to managers, supervisors, and employees on a wide range of human resource, budget, IT, acquisition, and related issues. Participates in Agency-wide efforts for strategic planning, organizational reviews, financial management, and emergency planning.

Office of Research, Development, and Technology

FHWA Order M 1100.1A, Chg. 28, Part II, Ch. 13, Office of Research, Development, and Technology organizational chart. Associate Administrator for RD&T, branches to the following offices: Infrastructure Research and Developement; Safety Research and Development; Operations Research and Development; Corporate Research, Tech., and Innovation Management; and Resource Management.

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