Federal Research and Development Organization, Policy, and Funding for Counterterrorism [September 19, 2002] [open pdf - 283KB]
From the Summary: "The Office of Homeland Security (OHS), created by Executive Order 13228, does not list R&D [Research and Development] among its major responsibilities, but R&D is a topic of one of the interagency Policy Coordination Committees attached to the Homeland Security Council (HSC), OHS's interagency group. The director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was not named to participate in OHS activities, but an OSTP staff member is filling the HSC interagency R&D policy coordination role. Proposals have been made to expand the interagency Technical Support Working Group and the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which have funded counterterrorism R&D in the past. S. 2452, the Lieberman substitute agreed to by the Governmental Affairs Committee, would give broader R&D authority to a national homeland security department."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31576