Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/570

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116 STAT. 2162 PUBLIC LAW 107-296—NOV. 25, 2002 Deadline. (c) REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION. —Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives a report on the implementation of this title. The report shall— (1) provide an accounting of the amounts and sources of funding available to the Office to carry out its mission under existing authorizations and appropriations, and set forth the future funding needs of the Office; and (2) include such other information and recommendations as the Attorney General considers appropriate. 6 USC 165. SEC. 235. NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS TECH- NOLOGY CENTERS. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Director of the Office shall operate and support National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers (hereinafter in this section referred to as "Centers") and, to the extent necessary, establish new centers through a meritbased, competitive process. (b) PURPOSE OF CENTERS. — The purpose of the Centers shall be to— (1) support research and development of law enforcement technology; (2) support the transfer and implementation of technology; (3) assist in the development and dissemination of guidelines and technological standards; and (4) provide technology assistance, information, and support for law enforcement, corrections, and criminal justice purposes. (c) ANNUAL MEETING.—Each year, the Director shall convene a meeting of the Centers in order to foster collaboration and communication between Center participants. Deadline. (d) REPORT. —Not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director shall transmit to the Congress a report assessing the effectiveness of the existing system of Centers and identify the number of Centers necessary to meet the technology needs of Federal, State, and local law enforcement in the United States. SEC. 236. COORDINATION WITH OTHER ENTITIES WITHIN DEPART- MENT OF JUSTICE. Section 102 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3712) is amended in subsection (a)(5) by inserting "coordinate and" before "provide". SEC. 237. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUS- TICE. Section 202(c) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3722(c)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (3) by inserting ", including cost effectiveness where practical," before "of projects"; and (2) by striking "and" after the semicolon at the end of paragraph (8), striking the period at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting "; and", and by adding at the end the following: "(10) research and development of tools and technologies relating to prevention, detection, investigation, and prosecution of crime; and