Serial No. 112-84: The DHS and DOE National Labs: Finding Efficiencies and Optimizing Outputs in Homeland Security Research and Development, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, April 19, 2012 [open pdf - 398KB]
This is the April 19, 2012 hearing on "The DHS and DOE National Labs: Finding Efficiencies and Optimizing Outputs in Homeland Security Research and Development," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. From the opening statement of Daniel E, Lungren: "First of all, I want to thank you for being here. I think this is an important issue because as much as anything else, we are going to stay on the cutting edge in the areas of responsibility for the Department of Homeland Security if we, in fact, maintain our technological edge. We have tremendous resources with the Department. We have tremendous resources specifically with the National Labs. The question is: Are we doing the best job to ensure that we get the best bang for the buck? The No. 1 stated goal of the DHS Science and Technology Director is to, ''deliver knowledge, analyses, and innovative solutions that advance the security mission of the Department.'' The Homeland Security Act of 2002 included the necessary statutory authorization for DHS to work with these labs in support of homeland security needs. It also established a special relationship allowing DHS to use the DOE Lab system on an equal basis. In addition, the DHS Office of National Laboratories coordinates with DOE to meet mission goals and avoid duplication." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel E. Lungren, Yvette D. Clarke, Bennie G. Thompson, Daniel m. Gerstein, Huban A. Gowadia, Daniel Morgan, Jill M. Hruby, and Michael R. Carter.
Serial No. 112-84
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