ABSTRACT

Homeland Security: Research & Development Coordination Has Improved, but Additional Actions Needed to Track and Evaluate Projects, Report to the Honorable Scott Perry, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Document: "Conducting R&D [Research and Development] on technologies is vital to enhancing the security of the nation. The Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, designates S&T [Science and Technology Directorate] as responsible for coordinating all R&D activities of DHS. Questions have been raised about S&T's ability to demonstrate the impact of its R&D investments. Since DHS began operations in 2003, GAO [Government Accountability Office] has made recommendations to help improve DHS's efforts to coordinate and oversee R&D. GAO was asked to review DHS's R&D efforts. This report examines (1) how much DHS has obligated for R&D and what types of R&D DHS conducts, (2) to what extent S&T coordinates R&D across DHS, and (3) how, if at all, DHS identifies and tracks R&D efforts."

Report Number:
GAO-19-210
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Date:
2019-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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