Advisory Committee for GPRA Performance Assessment (AC/GPA)
The Advisory Committee for GPRA Performance Assessment (AC/GPA) was established in June 2002 to provide advice and recommendations to the NSF Director regarding NSF's performance under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). This is the only Foundation-wide external advisory committee that conducts an assessment of the entire portfolio of NSF investments in science, engineering, and education. The Committee, which is comprised of about 20 scientists, engineers, and educators, is drawn from academic, government research institutions, and private industry. Each year the Committee reviews the Foundation's investments in Discovery, Learning, and Research Infrastructure to determine if NSF demonstrated significant achievement under these strategic goals. The Committee submits a report to the NSF Director, along with recommendations, which is incorporated into the Foundation's annual performance report.