GAO: Opportunities Exist to Better Evaluate and Coordinate Border and Maritime Research and Development

In September the GAO put out a report titled – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: Opportunities Exist to Better Evaluate and Coordinate Border and Maritime Research and Development.  Download it here.

This report addresses (1) the results of DHS border and maritime security R&D efforts and the extent to which DHS has obtained and evaluated feedback on these efforts, and (2) the extent that DHS coordinates its border and maritime R&D efforts internally and externally with other federal agencies and the private sector. GAO reviewed completed and ongoing R&D project information and documentation from fiscal years 2010 through 2013 and interviewed DHS component officials, among other actions.