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Review of Progress by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate, Hearing Before the Full Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 27, 2015   [open pdf - 538KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the October 27, 2015 hearing "A Review of Progress by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate," held before the full House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Chairman Lamar Smith: "Today, the Committee will continue its review of the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and its important work. In July 2014, the Committee held a hearing on technologies that would help secure our borders. Then in the following September, we held a joint subcommittee oversight hearing with the Homeland Security Committee. The two witnesses at the September hearing were the Director of Homeland Security and Justice at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Reggie Brothers. The witnesses and our Committee members focused on a series of GAO reviews that found serious problems with management and coordination of R&D within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The GAO found the DHS's research and development efforts to be 'fragmented and overlapping.' GAO also found hundreds of millions of dollars spent in previous years on duplicative R&D [research and development] projects by other offices within the Department. GAO recommended that the Science and Technology Directorate develop stronger policies and guidance to define, oversee, coordinate and track R&D across the Department." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Reginald Brothers.

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