Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight [Updated February 24, 2005] [open pdf - 148KB]
From the Summary: "P.L. [Public Law] 107-296, the Homeland Security Act, consolidated some R&D [research and development] in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose S&T [Science and Technology] Directorate's FY2006 R&D budget, according to OMB [Office of Management and Budget], is almost $1.4 billion, almost 20% more than FY2005, enacted. This is the largest percentage increase for any federal agency R&D mission. (The increase is less, about 3%, if funding for TSA [Transportation Security Administration], FY2005, is included in the calculation.) DHS is mandated to coordinate total federal agency homeland security R&D, which was requested at $4.0 billion. Policy issues include priority-setting within DHS and other agencies, performance monitoring, and interagency coordination. This report will be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21270