The Program Manager is an official of a program office delegated with the responsibility for implementation and administration of a specific program which may include one or more projects. This may include oversight of the development of program regulations and/or program announcements, supervision of the evaluation of applications/plans, and development of recommendations for ranking and selection. The program manager may also delegate some or all of his or her responsibility for overseeing or approving specific award and administration issues within a program to a technical project officer either within Headquarters or a field activity.
The Project Officer is an individual designated by the program manager and whose assigned responsibilities include developing the programmatic aspects of a proposed announcement, participating in the technical review and evaluation of applications, participating in the development of recommendations for selection, and monitoring the programmatic aspects of project performance.
Roles Related to STI
The scientific/technical report deliverable is defined by the Program Manager or Technical Project Officer. The STI resulting from the funded project is reviewed by the Program Manager or Technical Project Officer, as appropriate, to determine if the information meets the requirements of the funded project, including, but not limited to, technical content. For scientific/technical reports resulting from financial assistance agreements and contracts with non-major site/facility management contractors, some programs require that the Program Manager or Technical Project Officer also review the scientific/technical report deliverable for other sensitivities before the document is released from E-Link for appropriate dissemination.
Evaluating the Quality of Science and Technology through STI
In evaluating the quality of the science and technology performed by the major site/facility management contractors and its relevance to their programmatic goals, DOE Program Managers may periodically review the programs they fund. One aspect of the effectiveness and efficiency of research program management is the effectiveness with which technical results are communicated to maximize the value of the research results and to gain appropriate recognition for DOE and the major site/facility management contractor. Therefore, DOE Programs that fund activities resulting in STI may want to consider criteria such as the following in their program reviews: