In addition to being subject to merit review and regular check-ins, GTO-funded projects are evaluated throughout execution. In-progress reviews include state-gate reviews, go/no-go decisions, GPRA targets, and quarterly project milestones. These ongoing assessments occur at specified intervals that are negotiated as part of the project award phase. Stage-gate reviews and go/no-go decisions ensure that a project is meeting agreed-upon goals or technology advancements; if not, the project may be renegotiated or even canceled. GTO also monitors progress of awarded projects through regular project check-in meetings, peer review, and other activities.