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Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government by Timothy Jacques, Jonathan Weinstein

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Chapter 11  

Governance and ProjectPortfolio Development:Steering the Ship

You’ve got to think about the big things, so that all the small things go in the right directions.

—ALVIN TOFFLER, FUTURIST, AUTHOR

With a billion dollar budget, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is a relatively small federal agency, but one with a highly critical mission. As the regulating agency for civilian nuclear activity in the United States, NRC oversees more than 350 nuclear power plants, as well as thousands of medical and commercial facilities that use nuclear materials. NRC protects people and the environment by ensuring a safe and viable commercial nuclear sector. To deliver on its mission, NRC relies on a sturdy backbone of information technology. ...

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