DHS Takes First Steps Toward University-based Centers of Excellence

By Thomas Duffy / August 4, 2003 at 5:00 AM
Over the next several months, the Department of Homeland Security will ask the nation's colleges and universities how they would set up homeland security centers of excellence on their campuses to carry out research in several fields. The centers are called for in the legislation that created the department. Congress' intent was to establish these centers as magnets for top academic scholars to pursue solutions to a vast array of homeland security problems, such as agricultural terrorism countermeasures. Late last...

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