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Strategic Priorities: Implementation


4.0 Implementation


FDA will implement the agency’s Strategic Priorities through a tiered planning framework. First — and above all — the senior leadership of FDA will integrate these priorities into annual budget formulation and implementation planning. At the program level, each Center and the Office of Regulatory Affairs will develop plans that reflect program-specific strategies and metrics for monitoring progress toward achieving strategic objectives. And at the agency level, cross-program work groups will develop plans — such as the Strategic Plan for Risk Communication, Strategic Human Capital Plan, and the Information Technology Strategic Plan — to address cross-cutting strategies. FDA plans to make the program-level and cross-cutting implementation plans available on the FDA public website by early 2012.


OC will coordinate the alignment of program-specific and cross-program strategies with the goals and priorities of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and other government-wide priorities. Progress will be monitored by aligning annual executive performance plans and program performance metrics with long-term objectives and strategies. Program performance will be reviewed on a quarterly basis through the FDA-TRACK initiative and through periodic senior leadership reviews. 

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