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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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  • Only Four Anti-Obamacare House Dems Left for Fall Elections

    Thirty-four House Democrats bucked their party to vote against Obamacare when it passed in 2010. Today, only four of those lawmakers are still in office and running for reelection this fall.

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