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Rethinking Research, Development, and Acquisition for Homeland Security

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Richard Weitz

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: Homeland defense; Security; science

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


After five years, reorganization of the Directorate for Science and Technology is unfinished business that the Department of Homeland Security can no longer ignore. The S and T mission needs to become more focused, and the directorate needs to learn to partner better with other agencies and international partners and to manage its assets and resources better.