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Serial No. 115-36: How Effective is the Science and Technology Directorate? Stakeholder Perspectives Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, Before the House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, November 7, 2017   [open pdf - 278KB]

This is the November 7, 2017 hearing on How Effective is the Science and Technology Directorate? before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the statement of Daniel M. Donovan, JR: "The role of the Science and Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security, and the Homeland Security Enterprise. Science and Technology, by law, is the primary research and development arm of the Department. However, it seems that over 15 years since its creation, Science and Technology is still struggling to fulfill its role within DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. Given the evolving threat we face from terrorist attacks, from last week's attack in New York City to powerful hurricanes and expansive wildfires, we need to ensure that there is a component or office at the Department looking for both the short-term and longterm innovative solutions to address the challenges the Nation currently faces. By design, this should be Science and Technology. However, budget constraints and the changes to R&D priorities have restricted Science and Technology's abilities to meet its mission. The committee has heard concerns about the lack of coordination between Science and Technology and other DHS components and offices on R&D."

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Serial No. 115-36
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2017-11-07
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