New tasks and projects are channeled through the Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. Contract Planning and Administration Office (CPAO) from the NCI/Leidos Contracting Officer/Project Officer (COPO) meetings,
the NCI/Leidos Operating Group, the Yellow Task System, the Leidos Directorates, or other approved sources. The CPAO reviews and evaluates the requirement for the necessity to form a
Project Management (PM) team according to the following process.
While this process provides an approach to determining the need, assembly, and deployment of project teams, each project may have unique characteristics that may require altering
this process to fit those needs.