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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-040
Date: March 2005

Office of Research, Development, and Technology FY 2004 Performance Report

Appendix B: Research, Development and Technology Services, Click to view detailed alternative text

The following charts outline the services provided by RD&T over the past year in the area of technical and program support for FHWA R&T nationwide.

Infrastructure R&D Technical Services

Infrastructure R&D Technical Services
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Bridge Forensic and Specialized Engineering Services
Analysis of Grout and Corroded Steel Samples from Various Bridges for Various State DOTs including the District of Columbia and West Virginia.
Bob Kogler
HRDI-06
202–493–3080
Chemical analysis of chloride concentration within grouts and steel corrosion products to assist in determining the corrosion condition of existing bridge components.
Cooperative Testing Design and Instrumentation for Pile Supported Embankment Testing in Iowa
Mike Adams
HRDI-06
202–493–3025
Supplied testing design consultation, instrumentation, and field set-up for testing of innovative pile-supported embankment project in Iowa. Work in support of Resource Center-led field testing project.
Construction, Instrumentation and Testing of Innovative Tie-Back Wall as a Service for Central Federal Lands (CFL)
Mike Adams
HRDI-06
202–493–3025
Expert consulting, construction, and instrumentation services provided to CFL on their project to test a new design for tie-back walls. This physical testing is being performed onsite at TFHRC due to unique capabilities and expertise.
Hydraulics Special Study for Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Sterling Jones
HRDI-07
202–493–3043
Tested a cost saving proposal for leaving existing footings in place for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Hydraulics Special Study for Storm Sewer Junction Loss Procedure
Sterling Jones
HRDI-07
202–493–3043
Set up a special experiment to test a new storm sewer junction loss procedure for the urban drainage training course.
In Shop Inspection of Prestressed, Precast Girders Using Self-Consolidated Concrete for Maine DOT
Joseph Hartmann
HRDI-06
202–493–3059
Consulting and inspection of girders cast using innovative material and process.
Inspection and Consultation Regarding Cracking of Steel Girder Bridges in Various States, including Delaware and Pennsylvania
William Wright
HRDI-06
202–493–3053
Bridges showing cracking during inspections that are suspected to have Hoan-like details are generally referred to Dr. Wright for his input and evaluation.
Instrumentation and Testing of the Cape Girardeau Cable-Stayed Bridge Harold Bosch
HRDI-07
202–493–3031
At the request of the Missouri DOT, the Aerodynamics Lab has been involved in establishing vibration properties of stay cables on the new Cape Girardeau cable-stay bridge through instrumentation and measurement of modal frequencies and damping characteristics of stay cables.
Instrumentation and Monitoring of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Cable-Stayed Bridge Harold Bosch
HRDI-07
202–493–3031
At the request of Delaware DOT, Delaware Division, and Eastern Resource the Aerodynamics Lab has been involved in the instrumentation and measurement of dynamic stay cable properties and monitoring of cable vibrations on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Cable-Stayed Bridge in order to identify any potential wind-induced cable vibrations and damping characteristics of the cables.
Instrumentation Testing Support for Minnesota DOT Carl Ealy
HRDI-06
202–493–3039
Onsite testing and data acquisition using Statnamic™ testing protocol.
Load Testing of Self Consolidating Concrete Full Scale Beams for VDOT William Wright
HRDI-06
202–493–3053
Testing provided as a service to VDOT due to availability of FHWA's unique capability to test to failure in full scale. Testing to verify development length with this innovative material (self-consolidating concrete) done in cooperation with VDOT, Virginia Transportation Research Center (VTRC), and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Modeling and Analysis for NYSDOT Relating to Construction Accident William Wright
HRDI-06
202–493–3053
Expert finite element modeling to support FHWA New York Division and NYSDOT in case of construction collapse.
Modeling and Analysis Work for VDOT in Support of Disputed Bridge Design/Fabrication in Hampton Roads William Wright
HRDI-06
202–493–3053
Expert design analysis and finite element modeling to support FHWA Virginia Division and VDOT in long-term dispute regarding critical bridge in Tidewater area.
Oversight Efforts in Support of AASHTO-NTPEP Bridge Coatings Test Program Bob Kogler
HRDI-06
202–493–3080
Service on oversight panel for AASHTO nationwide material qualification testing program for bridge coatings. Development of test criteria; Quality assurance (QA) review of data; oversight of commercial testing labs; and liaison with SHAs and commercial manufacturers.
Physical Testing and Modeling in Support of Colorado Division and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) William Wright
HRDI-06
202–493–3053
Expert finite element modeling and physical forensic testing in support of NTSB and FHWA Colorado Division regarding construction collapse.
Round Robin Testing for New Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Slip Testing for Steel Erection Bob Kogler
HRDI-06
202–493–3080
Testing to support SHAs in compliance effort for new OSHA rule of steel erection.
Seminar on Covered Bridge Manual John O'Fallon
HRDI-07
202–493–3051
A seminar was held at TFHRC for engineers and preservationists for proper rehabilitation, restoration, preservation and reconstruction of historic covered bridges.
Virtual Team for Health Monitoring Hamid Ghasemi
HRDI-07
202–493–3042
Seeing an opportunity to take the lead in building and maintaining a functional area of expertise in Structural Health Monitoring and to coordinate research at a national level, FHWA established a Virtual Team for Health-Monitoring of Bridges. This team hopes to create a new generation of bridges and structures that incorporate innovative intelligent sensing technologies and automated data collection and processing capabilities for bridge monitoring and maintenance decisionmaking, so as to effectively manage our Nation's highway bridges.

 

Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Pavement Forensic and Specialized Engineering Services
Access to the World's Largest and Most Comprehensive Pavement Performance Database; Technical Assistance and Consultation in Pavement Data Use Aramis López
HRDI-13
202–493–3145
During the first and second quarters of 2004, the LTPP customer office received 333 requests for LTPP data and/or information. There have been 161 data requests, 144 questions, and 28 requests for materials and other LTPP information.
Forensic Evaluations of Performance Problems in Concrete Pavements; Technical Assistance in Various Materials and Testing Areas Peter Kopac
HRDI-11
202–493–3151
Activities include conducting petrographic examinations of pavement and bridge concrete for several States, and providing technical assistance to States and FHWA Division offices.
Lab Testing of New, Innovative, and Recycled Materials Used in Pavement Construction Tom Harman
HRDI-11
202–493–3072
Evaluated crumb rubber material and recycled polyester fiber polymers in the lab and in full-scale testing.
Models Expert Task Group (ETG) Katherine Petros
HRDI-12
202–493–3154
Establishment of the ETG is on hold due to a lack of funding. In spite of this, coordination between FHWA, NCHRP, and the AASHTO Joint Task Force on Pavements is being accomplished through the efforts of all involved.
Technical Assistance in the Application, Testing, Evaluation, and Problem Solving for Construction Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Performance-Related Specifications, and Warranties Peter Kopac
HRDI-11
202–493–3151
Provided advice to States interested in adopting new specifications or in validating the effectiveness of current specifications.
Technical Assistance and Information on the Application, Testing, Specifications, Cost, and Performance of Recycled Pavement Materials Tom Harman
HRDI-11
202–493–3072
Asphalt team continues to provide technical assistance on a national basis to our State partners, industry, and FHWA Federal Lands.
Technical Expertise, Assistance, and Lab Testing Support for Field Trials of New Pavement Materials and Procedures Tom Harman
HRDI-11
202–493–3072
Evaluated polymer-modified materials in the laboratory and in full-scale testing at the FHWA pavement testing facility and in partnership with the National Center for Asphalt Technology.

Operations R&D Technical Services

Operations R&D Technical Services
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Transportation Management Center (TMC) National Pooled Fund Study Results
Raj Ghaman
HRDO-03
202–493–3270
Tom Granda
HRDS-07
202–493–3365
Developed several references for TMC operations. For more information see Pooled Fund Web site http://tmcpfs.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/index.cfm.
Traffic Control Device Consortium Pooled Fund Study
Joe Moyer
HRDS-07
202–493–3370
A consortium of State, regional, and local entities, FHWA, and other partners will evaluate innovative traffic control devices and disseminate the results for incorporation into the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (in conjunction with the Human Centered Systems Lab).
Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) Program Support for Standards and ITS Applications
James Arnold
HRDO-04
202–493–3269
Providing technical analysis and general guidance for the development of a dedicated short-range communications standard at 5.9 gigahertz.
Frequency Spectrum Coordination for FHWA
James Arnold
HRDO-04
202–493–3269
Support various organizations in FHWA to find appropriate spectrum for specific applications and work with the field and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to ensure the availability of spectrum for various applications.
Intelligent Intersection Traffic Control Laboratory
Peter Huang
HRDO-04
202–493–3484
The Intelligent Intersection Traffic Control Laboratory supported research on intersection collision-avoidance (ICA) systems being developed by the Infrastructure Consortium (IC). The lab also supported research on advanced signal control systems, new ICA technologies, data collection, and software and hardware testing. Dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) emulator project was completed. Both in-vehicle and roadside units are operational. Fiber-optic network cable has been installed and the end applications (video, data, etc.) are in design phase.
Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) Infrastructure Consortium Coordination and Leadership
Gene McHale
HRDO-03
202–493–3275
The IC brought together State DOTs and their supporting universities with an interest in conducting research in the area of infrastructure based intersection collision avoidance systems. The IC is a key partner in the Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems ITS Tier 1 Initiative, and its membership and functions will adapt to fit this new role.
QuickZone Train the Trainer Sessions
Deborah Curtis HRDO-03
202–493–3267
Completed two training sessions that will enable Resource Center personnel to provide QuickZone training to the Division offices and States.
Traffic Research Laboratory (TReL) Model-Simulation and Problem-Solving Studies
Randall VanGorder HRDO-03
202–493–3266
The TReL is a mixture of hardware and software, providing a test bed for traffic engineering and control applications. The TReL is used to test both new technologies developed for and by FHWA and advances in the state-of-the-art made by the traffic engineering community at large. Completed Lab assessment in May 04. Currently upgrading core Lab equipment and developing Strategic Plan for the Lab.
Traffic Software Integrated System (TSIS) Support
Raj Ghaman
HRDO-03
202–493–3270
Maintained the TSIS suite of traffic software, which includes the CORSIM traffic simulator, TRAFED graphical input processor, and TRAFVU output viewer and animator.
Ultrawide-Band Radar Technology Coordination
Peter Huang
HRDO-04
202–493–3484
Provided technical support for other FHWA offices on spectrum planning and allocation through National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and support Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) in their efforts to better understand the implications of ultrawide-band radar technology on existing users of the radio spectrum.
United States-Japan ITS Joint Research Program
Bob Ferlis
HRDO-02
202–493–3268
Identified promising opportunities for collaboration and assembled technical materials to share with Japan.

Safety R&D Technical Services

Safety R&D Technical Services
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Highway Safety Information Systems (HSIS) Data
Carol Tan
HRDS-06
202–493–3365
Provided HSIS data and research support for requesting parties.
Photometric and Colorimetric Measurements of Signing and Marking Materials (including Coefficient of Retroreflectivity and Fluorescence)
Carl Andersen
HRDS-05
202–493–3366
Measured retroreflective post delineators for North Dakota. Measured 50 plus samples of retroreflective sheeting materials for NCHRP 4-29. Initiated evaluation on various colorimetric measurements of retroreflective sheeting. Working with industry and academia to determine appropriate lab measurement that correlates with human visual response for daytime color.
Photometric and Radiometric Measurements of Light Sources (including Traffic Signals, Vehicle Headlamps, and Roadway Lighting)
Carl Andersen
HRDS-05
202–493–3366

Completed evaluation of photometric performance of incandescent traffic signal lights, as a benchmark for light emitting diode (LED) systems.

Spectroradiometric evaluations of typical LED traffic signal lights concluded, for use in development of LED Circular Supplement to Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Vehicle Traffic Control Signal Heads (VTCSH).

Evaluation of "far-field" measurement point for 200 millimeter LED traffic signal lights completed.

Human Factors International Scan
Tom Granda
HRDS-07
202–493–3365
An international scan was completed on "Human Factors in Highway Design and Operations."

Corporate Support Services

Corporate Support Services
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Program Development and Evaluation
Customer Surveys Donna McEnrue
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Support the development of an RD&T customer feedback process, including working with Headquarters Office of Corporate Management (HCM) on FHWA State and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Customer Satisfaction Survey.
International Norm Paulhus
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Support FHWA and DOT activities with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), Japan, etc.
Legislative Monitoring and Analysis Tom Krylowski
Norm Paulhus
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Monitored and reported on Congressional developments. Participated in Legislative Advisory Working Group. Responded to Congressional Q&As and requests for technical assistance, etc. Contributed to statements of Administration policy.
Information Analysis/Program Analysis Donna McEnrue
Joe Parks
Norm Paulhus
Lisa Williams
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Developed program recommendations based on analysis of lab assessment results. Provided performance measure and goal alignment crosswalk for OMB PART evaluation. Provided R&T budget-related analysis for FHWA. Analyzed Pooled Fund projects and developed annual report for TPF program.
Outreach for Reauthorization Tom Krylowski
Norm Paulhus
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Supported DOT and FHWA reauthorization outreach activities on behalf of R&T. Contributed to RD&T communications plan by identifying stakeholder groups and views on reauthorization. Developed reauthorization message points. Contributed to statements of Administration policy. Identified opportunities to communicate message points to decision-makers and stakeholders, etc.
Partnership and Customer Outreach Activities to Define and Implement a National Highway Research Agenda Norm Paulhus
Lisa Williams
Bill Zaccagnino
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Liaison with University Transportation Centers (UTCs). Coordinated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). Liaison to State DOT research programs, SCOR, RAC. Developed guidance to field and States on SP&R funds by developing field handbook and SPR Web site. Coordinated FHWA participation in NCHRP and provided Future Strategic Highway Research Program (FSHRP) liaison. Participant in FHWA Task Force on Public/Private Partnerships.
Performance and Budget Integration Tom Krylowski
Norm Paulhus
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Contributed to interagency and Agency dialogue on budget and performance integration; reflect appropriate performance measures in R&T budget. Coordinated, gathered evidence, and developed responses to FHWA R&T Program Assessment Rating Tool review.
Performance Measures Ariam Asmerom
Donna McEnrue
Joe Parks
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Managed Lab Assessment process and conducted assessments of three labs. Contributed to development of performance measure framework for R&T. Developed R&D goals and activities crosswalk. Coordinated, gathered evidence, and developed responses to FHWA R&T Program Assessment Rating Tool Review. Synthesized results of RD&T benefits studies.
Performance Planning Ariam Asmerom
Joe Parks
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Contributed to FHWA performance planning process. Developed RD&T FY 2004/2005 Plan. Supported development of R&T Performance Measure Framework and Roadmaps.
Performance Report Ariam Asmerom
Joe Parks
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Contributed to FHWA performance report. Developed RD&T Performance Report for FY 2003. Facilitated discussions on Agency R&T performance reporting process. Coordinated development of Agency R&T Performance Report.
R&T Budget development Tom Krylowski
Norm Paulhus
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Developed R&T budget proposal and compiled budget justification. Developed budget delivery plan.
Strategic Planning Ariam Asmerom
Joe Parks
Norm Paulhus
HRPD-01
202–493–3166
Contributed to DOT and FHWA strategic plans. Coordinated input to DOT R&T strategic plan. FHWA Liaison to DOT RTCC. Facilitated discussions of FHWA R&T Leadership Team in its efforts to implement Agency Corporate Master Plan. Coordinated Agency Advanced Research Program development and roadmap.

 

Corporate Support Services (continued)
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Research and Technology Services
Audio/visual/computer marketing productions; photography, VHS tape and digital filming; computer presentation services; and CD reproductions.
Marketing Team
202–493–3467
Strategic Communications Team
202–493–3468
Provided multimedia services for RD&T program offices: still photography, VHS or digital filming services, computer presentation preparation, and CD production or duplication (i.e., photographs, promotional VHS tapes, short movies, Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations).
FHWA exhibit, events, and program support services.
Marketing Team
202–493–3467
Coordinated storage and shipping of 236 FHWA program exhibits and displays for 87 events and conferences. Provided full-service support of national exhibitions for FHWA program offices and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.
FHWA meeting and conference support services.
Marketing Team
202–493–3467
Provided full-service logistics planning and support for 19 FHWA program office meetings. Services included hotel meeting space rental, meeting invitations and announcements, invitational travel, and speaker(s) support.
FHWA R&T Product Distribution Center/Technical Reference Center
Marketing Team
202–493–3467
Managed R&T product distribution center, distributing hard copy publications and CDROMS to FHWA customers, nationally and abroad. Shipped 386,000 documents in response to over 5,000 requests.
Full-service RD&T Web site Content and HTML Programming Support
Strategic Communications Team
HRTS-02
202–493–3468
Completed thousands of HTML coded text pages for 508 compliant document preparation and PDF preparation of thousands of pages of RD&T reports, directories, newsletters, brochures, etc.
Other publications, FHWA News, Technology Talks (TT) Newsletter
Strategic Communications Team
202–493–3468
Marketing Team
202–493–3467
Developed input to quarterly newsletters. Compiled 12 TT newsletters and distributed electronically.
Periodical Publications: –PUBLIC ROADS –Transporter (monthly) –Focus (monthly)
Strategic Communications Team
202–493–3468
Worked with editorial board to develop issue themes and articles to support FHWA R&T programs. Developed article content and assisted writers in selecting appropriate story angles and audience. Provided entire suite of publication services, including all writing/editing phases, style guidelines and design layout, other camera-ready preparation services, printing, Web site posting, and distribution.
RD&T Research Reports and Marketing and Informational Publications
Strategic Communications Team
202–493–3468
Provided 141 publication services, including all writing/editing phases, style guidelines and design layout, other camera-ready preparation services, printing, Web site posting, and distribution.
Strategic Marketing and Communications Plans
Strategic Communications Team
202–493–3468
Worked with project managers to facilitate technology transfer deployment activities targeted to specific users. Included action plan of outreach tools and activities such as events, publications, Web presence, and public service announcements.
TFHRC Visitors Program
Strategic Communications Team
202–493–3468
Scheduled and coordinated tours of RD&T labs for over 600 guests per year. Arranged for meeting room(s), audio/visual needs, refreshments (e.g., lunches, coffee breaks), informational kits, and technical meetings.
T&I Deployment
Marketing Team
202–493–3467
Provided full logistical and publication support for implementation and marketing of the Corporate Master Plan for Research and Deployment of Technology & Innovation, and related T&I activities.

 

Corporate Support Services (continued)
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Research, Technology, and Innovation Deployment Services
Implement the FHWA Corporate Master Plan for Research and Deployment of Technology and Innovation
Deb Elston
HRT-01
202–493–3181
Adopted a performance measurement framework for R&T that is tied to the overall FHWA performance measurement framework. Developed 60 plus multiyear program plans that provides guidance and direction for future R&T activities. Identified and promoted Agency priority market-ready technologies and innovations. Established a new R&T Web site which will keep customers and stakeholders informed of progress in implementing the Corporate Master Plan and of new R&T initiatives.

 

Corporate Support Services (continued)
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Resource Management Services
FHWA Advance Acquisition Planning System Development
Sue Stanton
HRRM-01
202–493–3480
The Advance Acquisition Planning pilot was successfully completed. Plans for the implementation of Web based PRIZM Reports for use by all RD&T Staff are underway.
Research Facility Strategic Development
Sue Stanton
HRRM-01
202–493–3480
Planning underway for study that will assist FHWA in developing and maintaining a long-term facility inventory and plan. The plan will ensure that TFHRC remains a world-class research facility. The Statement of Work is complete and will be forwarded for award pending funding availability.
R&T Budget Execution
Richard Collins HRRM-01
202–493–3179
The vital challenge of reconciling FY 2003 funds in DELPHI was accomplished. New procedures for monthly reconciliation of DELPHI accounts were implemented.

Organizational Support Services

Organizational Support Services
Service
Technical Contact
Comments
Resource Management Services – Organizational
Accountable Property Management Denise Seward
HRRM-01
202–493–3471
The Property Plus System has been upgraded to the Inte-Great Property Management™ System. The new system is used for the asset management and reporting tool that provides a cost-effective solution to the complex task of managing office equipment and personal property. The new system includes a portable barcode scanner, which allows for gathering and uploading scanned data, automatically updating the database program, and identifying missing, misplaced, or improperly recorded assets. The accountable property inventory maintained was valued at $14.7 million as of the end of FY 2004.
Acquisition Planning Sue Stanton
HRRM-01
202–493–3480
Accomplished 100 percent of annual Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTRs) Recertifications. Continued to develop improvements in the COTR refresher training options.
Administrative Support Angela Lee
HRRM-01
202–493–3175
The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual is undergoing updating and expansion. Improved documentation and control of Procurement Requests were implemented.
Contract Administration and Purchase Card Management Sue Stanton
HRRM-01
202–493–3480
Piloted the development of 2-hour COTR Refresher Training Sessions to better meet the needs of our COTRs. In lieu of our COTRs retaking the standard 4-hour COTR Refresher Training Course each year, three or four pertinent and timely training sessions relating to COTR responsibilities was developed and held onsite at the TFHRC.
Emergency Planning and Support Doreen McCarthy
HRRM-01
202–493–3173
TFHRC Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) was finalized and distributed to all COOP members. RD&T has participated as observers in the FHWA/DOT Emergency Preparedness Drills. A new emergency information line was installed for the TFHRC facility. The number can be called at any time to determine the operational status of the facility. If a situation occurs which changes the routine operation of the facility, the message will be changed to advise employees of the changed facility operational status.
Employee and Organizational Development Freddie Forster
HRRM-01
202–493–3298
Three RD&T personnel were approved for executive, management, and leadership courses; one to the Executive Potential Program; one to the Science and Technology Fellowship (ComSci) Program; one SES to the Forum Series. RD&T personnel selected for the DOT sponsored "So You Want to Be a Leader" course and the 2003/2004 Academic Study Program.
Facility Management Sue Stanton
HRRM-01
202–493–3480
A new solar lighting system has been installed for the facility in the parking lots and along the main sidewalk entrance.
Financial Management

Richard Collins
HRRM-01
202–493–3179

George Curtis
HRRM-01
202–493–3180

Demonstrated the ability to respond and cope with challenges in FY 2004 associated with delays, reconciliation, and utilization. Established a process for, and provided early communication of guidelines for early cutoff dates for FY 2004 financial transactions. Served in a lead role for RD&T's implementation of a new management cost accounting system. Developed new formula to allocate funding under Activity 10 that provides fair and equated allotments. Ensured the Activity 10 Budget was maintained within the budget limitations established by the continuing resolutions by developing and implementing new processing and control procedures.
Human Resource Management

Doreen McCarthy
HRRM-01
202–493–3173

Carol Roberts
HRRM-01
202–493–3185

Competitive sourcing—Ensured all RD&T staff members were kept apprised of competitive sourcing actions via All-Hands meetings and e-mail messages. Workforce planning—Completed first RD&T Workforce Review and Succession Plan. ROADS utilization—Assisted supervisors in utilizing the Recruitment Online Activity Data System (ROADS) for recruitment and staffing activities. Met new mandatory training requirements for credit card holders and IT security. Implemented government On-line training program in RD&T. Position review—Completed comprehensive review of all RD&T position descriptions. Student Volunteer Program has been expanded to include a formal agreement with the George Washington University. Also set up volunteer opportunities with students from the University of Maryland and the Catholic University of America.
Information Technology Planning and Support Diana Martin
HRRM-01
202–493–3168
IT Funds Spending Plan—The IT Review Team met to consider both long-term requirements and short-term needs and developed a plan that focused on getting the desktop computers for all RD&T staff members up-to-date. The plan also addresses the longer-term need to update printers and laptops needed for presentations. Awarded the follow-on IT support contract. The new contract is task-based to provide greater flexibility while controlling costs.
Physical Security Sue Stanton
HRRM-01
202–493–3480
TFHRC security measures have been upgraded to respond to Homeland Security Regulations. Security cameras were installed and are monitored at all times by the Security Guards. All Federal and contract employees have Electronic ID/Card Key, which activates the entry gate and building access entrances. Security guards are also stationed at each TFHRC entrances. All Federal and contractor personnel vehicles must prominently display a TFHRC parking pass. A public address system was installed throughout the facility and can be used to provide emergency announcements. An assessment of the vulnerability of TFHRC to weapons of mass destruction attacks was completed by the U.S. Army and follow-on training and formal plan development are underway.

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