Section 301 of HR 5005, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 -- Chairman Armey's Mark, July 18, 2002.
This section was included in the version of HR 5005 that was approved by the House Select Committee on Homeland Security on July 19, 2002.
SEC. 301. UNDER SECRETARY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, shall have responsibility for—
(1) establishing and administering the primary research and development activities of the Department, including the long-term research and development needs and capabilities for all elements of the Department;
(2) conducting basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities that are relevant to any or all elements of the Department, through both intramural and extramural programs; provided that such responsibility does not extend to human health-related research and development activities;
(3) coordinating and integrating all research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities of the Department;
(4) coordinating with other appropriate executive agencies in developing and carrying out the science and technology agenda of the Department to reduce duplication and identify unmet needs;
(5) in consultation with other appropriate executive agencies, developing a national policy and strategic plan for, identifying priorities for, and coordinating the Federal Government’s civilian efforts to identify and develop countermeasures to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and other emerging terrorist threats;
(6) establishing Federal priorities for research, development, demonstration, testing, and, as appropriate, procurement and transitional operation of technology and systems—
(A) for preventing the importation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons and related materials;
(B) for detecting, preventing, and protecting against terrorist attacks that involve such weapons or related materials; and
(C) for interoperability of communications systems for emergency response providers;
(7) ensuring that the research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities of the Department are aligned with the Department’s procurement needs;
(8) facilitating the deployment of technology that will serve to enhance homeland security, including through the establishment of a centralized Federal repository for information relating to technologies described in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (6) for dissemination to Federal, State, and local government and private sector entities, and for information for persons seeking guidance on how to pursue proposals to develop or deploy technologies that would contribute to homeland security;
(9) providing guidance, recommendations, and technical assistance as appropriate to assist Federal, State, and local government and private sector efforts to evaluate and implement the use of technologies described in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (6); and
(10) developing and overseeing the administration of guidelines for merit
review of research and development projects throughout the Department, and for
the dissemination of research conducted or sponsored by the Department.