Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight [Updated August 22, 2006] [open pdf - 44KB]
From the Summary: "P.L. [Public Law] 107-296, the Homeland Security Act, consolidated some research and development (R&D) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose FY2007 R&D budget (excluding management/procurement) was requested at $1.1 billion, about 10% less than FY2006, and represents the first decline in DHS's R&D funding since the agency started funding R&D in 2002. DHS is mandated to coordinate all federal agency homeland security R&D, which was requested at about $5.1 billion. Legislation to improve implementation of DHS's R&D programs includes H.R. 1817, H.R. 4941, H.R. 4942, and H.R. 5814. Policy issues relating to DHS's R&D include priority-setting, eliminating possible waste in research and technology programs, and improving program performance results. This report will be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21270