Academies Weigh In on Homeland Defense

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Science  28 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5577, pp. 2311
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5577.2311b

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Get better organized, get more outside help, and get going--immediately. That's what the U.S. government must do to develop and deploy the technologies needed to fight terrorism, says a blue-ribbon scientific panel this week in a report likely to influence the shape of the Department of Homeland Security, proposed earlier this month by the White House. In particular, the panel says, the government needs a new institute to help it chart and coordinate counterterrorism research.