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  • Homeland Security Department R&D Programs are Scattered and Uncoordinated, Report Says

    The Department of Homeland Security doesn't know how much it spends on R&D, making it difficult for the sprawling agency to oversee and coordinate those efforts, according to the Government Accountability Office. R&D at DHS is "inherently fragmented," David Maurer, GAO's director of homeland security and justice, told a House hearing. This is because each of several components of the agency–the Science and Technology Directorate, the Coast Guard, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office–are given R&D responsibilities by law. Meanwhile, other DHS components may pursue and conduct their own R&D efforts as long as those activities are coordinated through the S&T office, Maurer said.
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  • Squabbling Finally Ends at RTA – At Least For Now

    After years and years of bitter squabbling over every last penny, peace finally seems to have broken out at the Regional Transportation Authority.
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