Department of Justice and Department of Defense Joint Technology Program: Second Anniversary Report   [open pdf - 230KB]

In 1994 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) entered into a cooperative agreement to develop technologies of value to both. This agreement, codified in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and signed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General, formalized and focused a longstanding ad hoc relationship. To manage this technology development program and to direct its day-to-day activities, the MOU established a Joint Program Steering Group (JPSG) that would represent both departments and be staffed with members from several agencies. This report consists of three parts: Part I explains how this joint technology program originated and the need for a JPSG, Part II focuses on seven technology development areas included in the JPSG program and the anticipated payoffs, and Part III draws conclusions regarding program benefits. Part I: The Partnership Between Law Enforcement and the Military, for example, states the military's function is to provide for the national defense, while Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies maintain domestic tranquillity.

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NCJ 164268
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