University Research Centers of Excellence for Homeland Security: A Summary Report of a Workshop
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In establishing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Administration and Congress determined that science and technology should play a key role in the nation s efforts to counter terrorism. Congress included an S&T directorate prominently in the DHS. Within that directorate, is the Office of University Programs, which is responsible for sponsoring a number of homeland security centers of excellence in the nation s universities. These centers are to work on a spectrum of short- and long-range R&D and carry out crosscutting, multidisciplinary work on a variety of threats. To assist it in planning for these centers, TSA asked the NRC to hold a workshop to generate a broad range of ideas to draw on to help define the centers. This report presents the results of that workshop including the major ideas that emerged from the discussions.


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30 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-09236-4

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-viii
Workshop Summary 1-12
Appendix A: Scope of Work and Workshop Agenda 13-14
Appendix B: Workshop Participants and Biographies 15-22
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National Research Council. University Research Centers of Excellence for Homeland Security: A Summary Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

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