Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate: Mission and Issues

Gilles Cuvelier (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: LAW083000

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Policymakers generally believe that science and technology can and will play significant roles in improving homeland security. When Congress established the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Homeland Security Act of 2002, it included the Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) to ensure that the new department had access to science and technology advice and capabilities for research and development (R&D). The S&T Directorate is the primary organization for R&D in the DHS.

It conducts R&D in several DHS laboratories and funds R&D conducted by other government agencies, the Department of Energy national laboratories, academia, and the private sector. Additionally, the directorate supports the development of operational requirements and oversees the operational testing and evaluation of homeland security systems for the DHS. This book provides a brief overview of the S&T Directorate’s mission, organization, and budgetary structure; a discussion of selected critiques of the S&T Directorate; and an analysis of selected issues facing congressional policymakers. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

The DHS S&T Directorate: Selected Issues for Congress
(Dana A. Shea, CRS)

Department of Homeland Security: Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development Should Be Strengthened
(GAO)

DHS Research and Development: Science and Technology Directorate's Test and Evaluation and Reorganization Efforts. Statement of David C. Maurer, Government Accountability Office. Hearing on "S&T on a Budget: Finding Smarter Approaches to Spur Innovation, Impose Discipline, Drive Job Creation and Strengthen Homeland Security"

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Strategic Plan 2011
(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

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