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University Research Centers of Excellence for Homeland Security: A Summary Report of a Workshop APPENDIXES Appendix A Scope of Work and Workshop Agenda STATEMENT OF TASK The National Research Council (NRC) will convene a one-day workshop formed under the auspices of the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) in consultation with other NRC divisions to explore specific avenues of university research in advancing the nation’s capabilities for developing new science and technology to anticipate, prevent, and mitigate the effects of catastrophic terrorist events. The workshop will identify specific topical multidisciplinary and crosscutting research areas where universities can contribute most effectively to the Department of Homeland Security’s mission and to improvements in technology that yield the most cost-effective benefits in detection, prevention, and mitigation of effects. The areas of inquiry identified in this workshop will be used by the Department to help inform the selection of a number of university-based homeland security centers of excellence. WORKSHOP AGENDA 8-10 a.m. Introductory Session Welcome Peter D. Blair, Executive Director, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council Introductory Comments: Workshop Co-Chairs Charles M. Vest, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, North Carolina State University DHS Overview—Programs, Portfolios, and Expectations for the Workshop Maureen McCarthy, Director, Office of Research and Development, Department of Homeland Security Mel Bernstein, Director, Office of University Programs, Department of Homeland Security Other DHS Representatives Relevant Context from the National Research Council Report Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism Lewis Branscomb, Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 10-10:15 Break 10:15-12 noon Session I: Cross-cutting perspectives. Suggestions for multidisciplinary areas that cut across multiple portfolios and other areas of interest 12-1 p.m. Lunch and informal discussions
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University Research Centers of Excellence for Homeland Security: A Summary Report of a Workshop 1-2:30 Session II: Overarching perspectives. Suggestions for areas that encompass DHS needs and goals (including potential future needs and goals) but are not necessarily defined directly by the portfolios 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4 Session III: Examination of results of first two sessions in terms of what makes sense for a multidisciplinary university center Fawwaz Ulaby, Vice President for Research, University of Michigan Special needs, features, and limitations of multidisciplinary university research programs. Granger Morgan, Head, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Special features of university research that supports public policy 4-5 p.m. Summary comments and discussion
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