Enclosure (4) to COMDTINST 7044.1A
decisions and distributes these criteria to R&D Program staff, the Resource Allocation
Council, customers, and other stakeholders. The PMC is charged with making high-cost
Gate 2 and all Gate 3 and beyond investment decisions and with managing the R&D
Program's portfolio to achieve the goals set by the RDMB.
Members: R&D Center Technical Director (Chair)
Office of R&D Technical/Policy Advisor
R&D Center Resource Director
R&D Center Management Analyst
4. Resource Allocation Council - The Resource Allocation Council (RAC) meets on an ad
hoc basis, but within 2 weeks of receiving recommendations from the New Product
Council (NPC). The RAC approves and allocates resources to New Product Gating
(NPG) process Gate 1 submissions and Gate 2 approvals, and provides funding status to
the Portfolio Management Council for subsequent Gates.
Members: R&D Center Comptroller (Chair)
R&D Center Technical Division Chiefs (3)
5. New Product Council - The New Product Council (NPC), made up of five senior
technical staff, meets ad hoc (within 30 days of Gate 1 submissions) to screen all ideas
and products as they pass through NPG Gates 1 and 2 to ensure they meet established
criteria. The NPC has "kill" authority at these early gates, and provides "go/kill"
decisions and resource recommendations to the Resource Allocation Council (RAC), as
well as Investment Area change recommendations to the PMC. The R&D Program
Manager (G-CIR) appoints members during August for a term of one year, to change
each fiscal year.
Members: Two Headquarters R&D Program Coordinators
Three R&D Center Program Area Managers