Federal Research and Development for Counter Terrorism: Organization, Funding, and Options [Updated January 3, 2002] [open pdf - 470KB]
"Before the September 11 terrorist attacks national expert commissions questioned whether the federal government was prepared adequately to conduct and use research and development (R&D) to counter terrorism. They cited inadequate planning, conflicting information about agency funding; the absence of coordination mechanisms to set agency priorities and eliminate duplication; and the need to use resources of government, academia, and industry efficiently and effectively to develop needed scientific and technological information. Since September 11, two levels of counter terrorism R&D coordination have started to evolve. [...] Congress may consider whether adequate mechanisms are in place to develop priorities which best serve the nation's interests."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31202