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NSF and Homeland Security

With the wealth of benefits that investments in science and engineering bring to the nation, perhaps none is more powerful than the capability to respond quickly and effectively to challenges of all kinds...In areas ranging from terrorism threats to natural disasters, NSF's ongoing support of research in areas such as advanced information technologies, sensors, and earthquake engineering ensures a broad base of expertise and equipment that allows the science and engineering community to respond quickly in times of need. (-- from the FY2006 Budget Request Overview)

Rapid and effective response is critical to protecting the nation from acts of terrorism, natural disaster, and other emergencies. NSF-funded research is helping in the pursuit of securing our nation. Here are some examples of NSF's investments in homeland security and the results.

NSF News, Speeches, Reports, and Grants about Homeland Security by year:
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