Department of Homeland Security

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Department of Homeland Security"

Transcription

1 11 Department of Homeland Security Lynn J. Daniels and Gerald L. Epstein American Association for the Advancement of Science HIGHLIGHTS The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) research and development portfolio would see a substantial increase in FY 2012, with respect to the fiscal year (FY) 2010 enacted budget, with a request of $1.05 billion, an increase of 18.8 percent or $167 million. The $109 million Transformational Research and Development (R&D) program would be transferred from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, where it would become an eighth technical division (Radiological/Nuclear). (This transfer was originally proposed in the FY 2011 budget request, which Congress did not act upon.) Following the transfer, no R&D funding would remain in the DNDO. With this transfer, the Science and Technology Directorate s research and development funding would grow by 20.2 percent, an increase of $173 million. In addition to Transformational R&D, specific additions include an increase of $18 million for cybersecurity research as well as $150 million for the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Without the construction funds however, the S&T Directorate budget for R&D would increase by only 2.7 percent. University programs funding would experience a 44 percent drop, from $65.6 million in FY 2010 to $36.6 million in FY The proposed cut would include the elimination of the National Transportation Security Center of Excellence and one or more Minority Serving Institution programs. The FY 2012 budget also would cut approximately $1.9 million from scholarship and fellowship funding. 111

2 Daniels and Epstein DHS R&D IN THE FY 2012 BUDGET Research and development remains a small but important part of the overall DHS budget, which would total $57.0 billion in 2012 (see Table II-6). Whereas the FY 2011 request for R&D funding requests represented a decrease from FY 2010 levels, the proposed DHS FY 2012 R&D budget of $1.05 billion would mark an increase of 18.8 percent or $167 million over the FY 2010 enacted budget. The importance of science and technology for meeting a wide range of homeland security missions was highlighted by a National Academies landmark study Making the Nation Safer, initiated soon after the September 11 attacks. 1 This study was released on the same day in 2002 that legislation to create the Department of Homeland Security was introduced in Congress. Whereas most of the new Department of Homeland Security consisted of agencies and offices moved from elsewhere in the federal government, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) was largely original, reflecting the fact that R&D specifically for the purpose of preventing, mitigating, or responding to terrorist attacks upon the United States had not been a major federal mission prior to the September 11 attacks. Although some technologies pursued by DHS are similar to those developed by the military, the needs and the users for homeland security technologies are sufficiently different that the new Department needed to perform its own research and development. Following the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), the S&T Directorate has been structurally reorganized into four Group Leads to emphasize cross-s&t communication and teamwork. The four Group Leads are: Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders, Acquisition Support and Operations Analysis (ASOA), and Research and Development Partnerships (RDP). Mission-Oriented Programs. The HSARPA Office is divided into seven technical divisions that address critical homeland security needs. The budget document is organized differently, however: research and development projects have been aligned with six thrust areas rather than with the particular divisions in which those projects were placed in 1 Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, National Research Council, Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism (Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2002) 112

3 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY the FY 2010 budget. This reorganization makes direct comparisons to FY 2010 enacted levels difficult. The thrust areas are: Apex R&D, consisting of cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary research projects with short turn-around; Border Security; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Defense (CBRNE); Counter Terrorist; Cyber Security; and Disaster Resilience. Radiological and nuclear countermeasures would continue to comprise the largest part of the DHS R&D portfolio in 2012, including both the DNDO and radiological and nuclear projects within the S&T Directorate. DNDO was carved out of the S&T Directorate in 2006 as a stand-alone entity; in FY 2011, its longer-term research mission the $109 million Transformational Research and Development program was to be transferred back to the S&T Directorate, where it would comprise a Radiological and Nuclear division. This transfer was not enacted by Congress and is proposed again in FY 2012, unchanged from when it was first proposed. Although the FY 2011 budget request showed some $158 million of R&D funding would remain in DNDO after the transfer, in the FY 2012 request some of the remaining applied research projects within DNDO including work on radiation detector systems, systems engineering, and nuclear forensics appear to have been redefined as non-r&d. Moreover, prior-year budgets have been adjusted to reflect this change. Within the CBRNE thrust, chemical and biological countermeasures would receive $193.9 million, a decrease of $12.9 million or 6.2 percent from the FY 2010 Chemical and Biological division R&D portfolio. Programs in this thrust area are for the detection and threat assessment of biological and chemical agents, including the SAFECON and TRUST cargo screening technologies. The total also includes $69.3 million for bioagent and chemical attack resiliency within the Disaster Resilience thrust, including research for decontamination and community restoration. The remaining component of the CBRNE thrust is Explosives, which would receive $133.1 million for FY 2012, an increase of $12.3 million or 10.2 percent over the FY 2010 Explosives division budget. This total includes $13.1 million for resiliency R&D with a focus on materials research to mitigate explosives damage to buildings. 113

4 Daniels and Epstein Cybersecurity R&D would receive an increased focus in response to the President s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). The former DHS Cybersecurity Office has been elevated to a division within HSARPA and would receive $64.1 million in FY 2012, an increase of $18 million. This would include funding for user identity and data privacy technology, secure protocols, and software assurance research. The remaining thrust areas in order of decreasing size are Border Security, Counter Terrorist, and Apex research and development. Apex R&D currently funds a single project Science & Technology Operational Research Enhancement (STORE) that seeks to better integrate technologies with the United States Secret Service. Cross-cutting Programs. The Science and Technology Directorate s R&D funding also supports a number of offices that cut across individual mission areas. The Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responder Group was created in order to respond to the needs of first responders with a focus on equipment standards and interoperability; this Group contains the Office for Interoperability and Compatibility. The Acquisition Support and Operations Analysis Group was created in order to leverage the S&T Directorate s technical capabilities to develop testable operational requirements for acquisitions; this Group now contains the Test and Evaluation and Standards Office. Neither the Transition nor Innovation Office have been retained under the restructuring; projects formerly within these offices have been realigned into their appropriate R&D thrust area. The Test and Evaluation and Standards office oversees the Department s test and evaluation programs and also provides technical assistance to state, local, and federal first responders in acquiring safe, reliable, and effective equipment. The programs within the Standards thrust would receive $16.5 million in FY 2012; Testing and Evaluation would receive $6.64 million. The combined budget of these two thrusts would experience a 20.2 percent cut from the FY 2010 Test and Evaluation and Standards Office. Technology Transition thrust projects facilitate the transfer of S&T solutions to other DHS components, industry, and other federal agencies. These programs would receive $10.4 million in FY

5 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Laboratory Facilities and University Programs. The Research and Development Partnerships Group was created to facilitate outreach to the private sector and academia and it supports the Laboratory Facilities and University Programs budgets. Laboratory Facilities, budgeted at $276.5 million for FY 2012, would be funded at a level that exceeds all thrust areas except CBRNE. The FY 2012 budget request represents an increase of over $100 million, or 57 percent. However, $150 million of that amount represents funds for the construction of the National Bioand Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF); without these funds, Laboratory Facilities would see a 28.2 percent budget cut. The construction funding request for NBAF comes after the completion of a biosafety and biosecurity risk mitigation assessment for the facility in October The NBAF would replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) and was originally to be financed using sales proceeds from the disposal of PIADC. However, sales estimates were considerably overestimated, and the FY 2012 budget requests direct appropriations of $150 million. Until NBAF is completed, however, Plum Island continues to be operational and receives funding through the Laboratory Facilities budget. The General Services Administration (GSA) is currently working with DHS to put this property on the market. Proceeds from the sale will then be made available for reimbursement through an offsetting account. The remainder of Laboratory Facilities funding in FY 2012 would support the operation of DHS laboratories: the National Biodefense Assessments and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), for which construction was recently completed in Frederick, MD; the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory in New York City, which was transferred into DHS at the Department s onset from the Department of Energy; and the Transportation Security Laboratory in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which was transferred into DHS from the Federal Aviation Administration. The DHS University Programs budget is proposed to be funded in FY 2012 at $36.6 million, $29 million or 44 percent less than its FY 2010 level. University Programs supports university-based Centers of Excellence (COE), which are multi-year university consortia to perform R&D on homeland security-related topics. Also funded in this line are efforts to promote research, education, and training at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in areas critical to homeland security. This line also 115

6 Daniels and Epstein funds fellowships to encourage U.S. students to pursue scientific and technical degrees. The proposed cut in University Programs funding would eliminate funding for the National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE). Currently there are twelve Centers, one of which is funded jointly with EPA. The newest center was created in 2010 following a re-competition, focusing on risk and economic analysis of terrorist events. The proposed reduction in funding will also eliminate $1.9 million from the Scholarship and Fellowship program. HISTORICAL CONTEXT The DHS S&T Directorate was created in March 2003 with an R&D budget of $918 million for its first full year 2 but without a concise, overarching statutory mission. Subsequently, S&T ran into trouble with Congress early in its tenure. In the spring of 2005, Congressional dissatisfaction with S&T led Congress to take the nuclear detection mission away from the Directorate and give it to a newly-created Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. In June 2006, the Senate Appropriations Committee called the Directorate a rudderless ship. In 2007, Congress slashed S&T s funding dramatically. The final 2007 appropriations bill rescinded $125 million in unspent R&D funds, cut most research programs, and required S&T to submit a five-year research plan with priorities, performance measures, and resource needs for each R&D area. This plan was submitted and most recently updated in August Following structural changes implemented by current Under Secretary for Science and Technology Tara O Toole, congressional criticism of S&T has been muted. In March 2011, members of the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation expressed approval of the progress that S&T had made toward becoming a more mature and productive R&D organization, with concerns focusing more on actual research conducted by S&T rather than organizational or mission-related criticisms. Following the slashing of S&T funding, the 2007 and 2008 R&D totals budget requests were well below appropriations of previous years. However, DHS continued to work through a backlog of unspent funds; at the end of FY 2007, even after rescissions and budget cuts, the S&T 2 Cindy Williams et al., Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate: Developing Technology to Protect America, a Report of a Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration, June 2009, p

7 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Directorate still had nearly $300 million in unspent funds to carry over to FY So while DHS appropriations history is uneven, the actual outflow of money is smoother as appropriations stretched out into outlays over several years. After two years of R&D funding increases in FY 2009 and 2010 followed by a 10.4 percent reduction in the FY 2011 continuing resolution, S&T R&D funding is proposed to see a substantial increase in FY In FY 2008, the most recent year figures are available; 3 DHS spent the plurality of its R&D funds in industrial firms (43.1 percent), with federal intramural laboratories receiving the second largest share (25.1 percent). Another 20.1 percent went to federally funded research and development centers (national laboratories, mostly DOE labs). Only 6.3 percent of DHS R&D was spent in universities and colleges in FY CURRENT ISSUES Congressional appropriators continue to face the general challenge of how to allocate funding to DHS as compared to other agencies and what share of the DHS budget should be invested in R&D. Specifically, DHS continues to struggle with how to balance funding between basic and applied research as well as the relative funding given to academia, industry, and government laboratories. The S&T Directorate has been criticized for a focus on short-term customer-driven technologies rather than thinking towards longer-term research. This was addressed during confirmation hearings for current Under Secretary Tara O Toole. She testified that DHS operational needs continue to demand significant investments in near-term technology development, adding that the S&T enterprise would benefit from additional investments in fundamental scientific discovery. Given the uncertainty in the nature of the terrorist threat facing the United States, the variety of modes of attack, and the imprecision with which R&D investments can translate to reduced risk or enhanced security, the task of developing a methodology for objectively determining R&D funding levels is formidable. The difficulty for Congress in determining funding priorities is worsened by a perceived lack of transparency and responsiveness on the part of DHS. It has been 3 National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 (NSB 10-01), Appendix Table

8 Daniels and Epstein increasingly difficult to track budgetary trends as well as identify R&D priorities due to frequent restructuring within the S&T Directorate. The FY 2011 budget request allocated funds according to the divisions and offices within the S&T Directorate; however, the current year FY 2012 budget request realigns projects with research thrust areas. Thus, while many programs included specific itemized budget requests in FY 2011, many of these same projects appear as non-itemized components of a larger thrust area in the FY 2012 budget request. Without the ability to track these budgetary trends, the strategy and research priorities of the S&T Directorate continue to be difficult to ascertain. This lack of transparency has also led to difficulty with transitioning technologies to the private sector. Although progress has been made toward improving the technology transition process, the S&T Directorate has been criticized for a lack of timeliness in communicating with the private sector and a lack of clarity in its research priorities. Without a long-term strategic vision and improved outreach, the business community remains hesitant to invest in S&T technologies. The S&T Directorate has begun to address these issues by placing a strong focus on technology foraging scanning the output of academia and industry for technologies that match DHS needs and developing closer relationships with its customer base in the private sector. Further, in order to develop a more transparent, strategic R&D vision, the S&T Directorate has committed to an annual review of its R&D portfolio that includes the input of outside experts as well as DHS representatives. A final concern with the S&T Directorate is the lack of a fully-integrated acquisitions process. Testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) at a March 2011 House hearing criticized the S&T Directorate for acquisitions decisions that failed to adequately test technologies prior to purchase as well as the lack of a rapid acquisition process to meet emergency needs. During the recent restructuring of the S&T Directorate, the Acquisitions Support and Operations Analysis Group was created in order to provide a more coordinated testing, evaluation, standards, and acquisitions process. 118

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security 11 Department of Homeland Security Jodi Lieberman American Physical Society HIGHLIGHTS The FY 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) request totals $1.1 billion,

More information

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security 11 Department of Homeland Security Jodi Lieberman American Physical Society Highlights The FY 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) request totals $1.5 billion,

More information

GAO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, but a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed

GAO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, but a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed GAO November 2009 United States Government Accountability Office Report to the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland

More information

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Funding Highlights: Provides $39.5 billion, a decrease of 0.5 percent or $191 million, below the 2012 enacted level. The Budget continues strong investments in core homeland

More information

GAO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11

GAO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11 GAO United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters September 2011 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions

More information

CRS Report for Congress

CRS Report for Congress Order Code RS21270 Updated February 24, 2005 CRS Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight Summary Genevieve J. Knezo

More information

1st Session Part 1 HOMELAND SECURITY UNIVERSITY-BASED CENTERS REVIEW ACT

1st Session Part 1 HOMELAND SECURITY UNIVERSITY-BASED CENTERS REVIEW ACT 114TH CONGRESS REPT. 114 168 " HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES! 1st Session Part 1 HOMELAND SECURITY UNIVERSITY-BASED CENTERS REVIEW ACT JUNE 18, 2015. Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State

More information

OVERVIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATION S FY 2005 REQUEST FOR HOMELAND SECURITY By Steven M. Kosiak

OVERVIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATION S FY 2005 REQUEST FOR HOMELAND SECURITY By Steven M. Kosiak March 22, 2004 OVERVIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATION S FY 2005 REQUEST FOR HOMELAND SECURITY By Steven M. Kosiak The Bush Administration s fiscal year (FY) 2005 budget request includes $47.4 billion for homeland

More information

Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security

Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security 2001 2008 History Office Table of Contents Introductory Note... 2 Homeland Security Before September 11... 3 The Office of Homeland Security...

More information

El Camino College Homeland Security Spring 2016 Courses

El Camino College Homeland Security Spring 2016 Courses El Camino College Homeland Security Spring 2016 Courses With over 250,000 federal positions in Homeland Security and associated divisions, students may find good career opportunities in this field. Explore

More information

Welcome to the 2007 DHS University Network Summit. Matthew Clark, Director Office of University Programs DHS Science and Technology Directorate

Welcome to the 2007 DHS University Network Summit. Matthew Clark, Director Office of University Programs DHS Science and Technology Directorate Welcome to the 2007 DHS University Network Summit Matthew Clark, Director Office of University Programs DHS Science and Technology Directorate Summit Objectives Describe the Office of University Programs

More information

Opening Statement Of Mr. Vayl S. Oxford, Director Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security Before the House Committee on

Opening Statement Of Mr. Vayl S. Oxford, Director Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security Before the House Committee on Opening Statement Of Mr. Vayl S. Oxford, Director Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security Before the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations

More information

GAO QUADRENNIAL HOMELAND SECURITY REVIEW. Enhanced Stakeholder Consultation and Use of Risk Information Could Strengthen Future Reviews

GAO QUADRENNIAL HOMELAND SECURITY REVIEW. Enhanced Stakeholder Consultation and Use of Risk Information Could Strengthen Future Reviews GAO United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters September 2011 QUADRENNIAL HOMELAND SECURITY REVIEW Enhanced Stakeholder Consultation and Use of Risk Information Could

More information

DEPARMTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AUTHORIZATION BILL FOR FY 2008 AND FY 2009 SECTION-BY-SECTION

DEPARMTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AUTHORIZATION BILL FOR FY 2008 AND FY 2009 SECTION-BY-SECTION DEPARMTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AUTHORIZATION BILL FOR FY 2008 AND FY 2009 SECTION-BY-SECTION TITLE I: AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS Sec. 101. Authorization of Appropriations. This section authorizes

More information

Program Overview. BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting August 25, 2015

Program Overview. BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting August 25, 2015 1 Program Overview BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting August 25, 2015 2 Tuesday, August 25 8:00 Welcome Mr. Thomas Tracy, Designated Federal Official 8:15 Introductions and Review of Charge Questions

More information

GAO COMBATING TERRORISM. Observations on Options to Improve the Federal Response. Testimony

GAO COMBATING TERRORISM. Observations on Options to Improve the Federal Response. Testimony GAO For Release on Delivery Expected at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001 United States General Accounting Office Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency

More information

REDUCING THE RISK TO AMERICA: INTEGRATING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY S CBRN EFFORTS

REDUCING THE RISK TO AMERICA: INTEGRATING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY S CBRN EFFORTS Statement before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.

More information

Next Steps for Homeland Security Research

Next Steps for Homeland Security Research 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington DC 20002 (202) 546-4400 heritage.org CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY Next Steps for Homeland Security Research Testimony before Committee on Science, Space and Technology

More information

TESTIMONY OF DANIEL DUFF VICE PRESIDENT - GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE

TESTIMONY OF DANIEL DUFF VICE PRESIDENT - GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE TESTIMONY OF DANIEL DUFF VICE PRESIDENT - GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM ON THE 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS ******* August

More information

May 26, 2011. The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002

May 26, 2011. The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002 U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Testimony of Paul Benda Acting Deputy Under Secretary for

More information

The Role of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Presentation to Visiting Fellows George Washington University March 25, 2010

The Role of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Presentation to Visiting Fellows George Washington University March 25, 2010 The Role of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Presentation to Visiting Fellows George Washington University March 25, 2010 Loren Yager, Ph.D., Director International Affairs and Trade Carla Rojas

More information

Cyber Security Research and Development: A Homeland Security Perspective

Cyber Security Research and Development: A Homeland Security Perspective Cyber Security Research and Development: A Homeland Security Perspective Simon Szykman, Ph.D. Director, Cyber Security R&D 202-772-9867 Outline! DHS Organizational Overview Cyber Security Stakeholders

More information

STATE OF MARYLAND Strategy for Homeland Security

STATE OF MARYLAND Strategy for Homeland Security STATE OF MARYLAND Strategy for Homeland Security Published June 2004 Governor s Office of Homeland Security Dennis R. Schrader, Director Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Governor Michael S. Steele Lt. Governor HOMELAND

More information

STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP)

STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP) STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP) 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, $719,986. $645,216.87 $299,531.2 $216,834.5 $165,12 $169,77.69 $124,138. $152,388. 27 28 29 21 211 212 213 214 State Homeland Security Program

More information

v. 03/03/2015 Page ii

v. 03/03/2015 Page ii The Trident University International (Trident) catalog consists of two parts: Policy Handbook and Academic Programs, which reflect current academic policies, procedures, program and degree offerings, course

More information

National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events

National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events CREATE FY2015 (Year 11) Call for White Papers CREATE, the DHS-sponsored Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California,

More information

Index to Charts: Guidance to Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) Funding

Index to Charts: Guidance to Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) Funding Index to Charts: Guidance to Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) Funding Chart #s Topic 3-14 S&T Directorate 3-7 Overview 8-9 Office of University Programs 10-14 Long Range BAA 15 Cybersecurity Division BAA

More information

FY2010 CONFERENCE SUMMARY: HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS

FY2010 CONFERENCE SUMMARY: HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS Wednesday,October7,2009 Contact:RobBlumenthal/JohnBray,w/Inouye(202)224-7363 EllisBrachman/JenileeKeefeSinger,w/Obey(202)225-2771 FY2010CONFERENCESUMMARY: HOMELANDSECURITYAPPROPRIATIONS TheHomelandSecurityAppropriaOonsBillisfocusedonsecuringournaOon

More information

Homeland Security and R&D in the United States

Homeland Security and R&D in the United States A2003:014 Homeland Security and R&D in the United States Magnus Karlsson Homeland Security and R&D in the United States Magnus Karlsson, Science & Technology Attaché Swedish Institute for Growth Policy

More information

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY 2003 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY 2003 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY 2003 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate May 2003 Table

More information

TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020: PRIORITY ACTIONS

TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020: PRIORITY ACTIONS TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020: PRIORITY ACTIONS INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to list the aligned with each in the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (THSSP).

More information

https://usawc.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-82431-dt-content-rid-112988_1/institution/...

https://usawc.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-82431-dt-content-rid-112988_1/institution/... Unit 6 - Homeland Security, Homeland Defense, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities Page 1 of 5 The defense of the homeland is a significant contemporary security issue. Defending the homeland is a

More information

Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks November 2010

Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks November 2010 Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks November 2010 The Nation s first ever Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), delivered to Congress in February 2010, identified safeguarding and securing

More information

HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNET SOURCES

HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNET SOURCES I&S Internet Sources I&S HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNET SOURCES USEFUL SITES, PORTALS AND FORUMS Homeland Security Home Page http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/ A federal agency whose primary mission is to

More information

Cargo Security 16 to 18 8 Land Border Security 16 to 23 8 Chemical Detection 0 to 3 8

Cargo Security 16 to 18 8 Land Border Security 16 to 23 8 Chemical Detection 0 to 3 8 Guide to FY2015 Research Funding at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Contact: James Murday, DC Office of Research Advancement 202 824 5863, murday@usc.edu 15 May 2014 Summary and Index This document

More information

2008 Presidential Transition Series

2008 Presidential Transition Series providing cutting-edge knowledge to government leaders Strengthening Homeland Security: Reforming Planning and Resource Allocation 2008 Presidential Transition Series Cindy Williams Principal Research

More information

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview Wendy H. Schacht Specialist in Science and Technology Policy March 23, 2011 Congressional Research Service CRS Report for Congress Prepared for

More information

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Funding Highlights: Provides $43.2 billion, an increase of $309 million above the 2010 enacted level. Increases were made in core homeland security functions such as border

More information

Ohio Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2013-2016

Ohio Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2013-2016 GOAL 1 Strengthen Ohio s intelligence and information sharing system for the detection and prevention of threats to public safety. Objective 1.1 Support continued development of the information sharing

More information

DHS Science & Technology Directorate Overview

DHS Science & Technology Directorate Overview DHS Science & Technology Directorate Overview Mitchell D. Erickson Director, Northeast Operations Interagency and First Responder Programs Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

More information

Bottom-Up Review Report

Bottom-Up Review Report Bottom-Up Review Report July 2010 [This page intentionally left blank] MOD 1 Table of Contents Secretary s Letter... iii Preface...v Executive Summary... vii I. Introduction...1 II. The Mission of the

More information

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Program Inventory

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Program Inventory U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Program Inventory Fiscal Year 2013 About this Report The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Federal Program Inventory describes

More information

GAO COMBATING TERRORISM. Comments on Counterterrorism Leadership and National Strategy. Testimony

GAO COMBATING TERRORISM. Comments on Counterterrorism Leadership and National Strategy. Testimony GAO United States General Accounting Office Testimony Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives

More information

DHS Office of University Programs. Office of University Programs Science and Technology Directorate October 2010

DHS Office of University Programs. Office of University Programs Science and Technology Directorate October 2010 DHS Office of University Programs Office of University Programs Science and Technology Directorate October 2010 DHS Office of University Programs Programmatic Thrusts Centers of Excellence Education Programs

More information

Statement of Gil Vega. Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer. U.S. Department of Energy

Statement of Gil Vega. Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer. U.S. Department of Energy Statement of Gil Vega Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer U.S. Department of Energy Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee

More information

Water Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sector-Specific Plan as input to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan Executive Summary

Water Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sector-Specific Plan as input to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan Executive Summary Water Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sector-Specific Plan as input to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan Executive Summary May 2007 Environmental Protection Agency Executive Summary

More information

ROCKEFELLER SNOWE CYBERSECURITY ACT SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT FOR S.773

ROCKEFELLER SNOWE CYBERSECURITY ACT SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT FOR S.773 ROCKEFELLER SNOWE CYBERSECURITY ACT SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT FOR S.773 March 17, 2010 BACKGROUND & WHY THIS LEGISLATION IS IMPORTANT: Our nation is at risk. The networks that American families and businesses

More information

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Since 2001, the Administration: Funded over 5,700 new Border Patrol agents, and acquired nearly 7,800 new detention beds; Provided nearly $37.5 billion to State, local,

More information

CBO. Federal Funding for Homeland Security: An Update. What Is Homeland Security?

CBO. Federal Funding for Homeland Security: An Update. What Is Homeland Security? CBO A series of issue summaries from the Congressional Budget Office JULY 20, 2005 Federal Funding for Homeland Security: An Update The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, heightened Congressional

More information

FUNDING FOR DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES SINCE

FUNDING FOR DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES SINCE FUNDING FOR DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES SINCE 9/11 Steven Kosiak, Director of Budget Studies, Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments Since the terrorist

More information

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview Order Code 97-104 Updated February 11, 2008 Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview Wendy H. Schacht Specialist in Science and Technology Resources, Science, and Industry Division Summary

More information

GAO CYBERSECURITY. Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National Initiative

GAO CYBERSECURITY. Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National Initiative GAO United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters March 2010 CYBERSECURITY Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National

More information

HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS

HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters April 2014 HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS DHS Could Better Manage Its Portfolio to Address Funding Gaps and Improve Communications

More information

Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks June 2011

Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks June 2011 Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks June 2011 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for helping Federal Executive Branch civilian departments and agencies secure their unclassified

More information

Hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission

Hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission Hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission 18 January 2012 American expectations of how their government

More information

Homeland Open Security Technology HOST Program

Homeland Open Security Technology HOST Program Homeland Open Security Technology HOST Program Informational Briefing August 2011 Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Implemented by: Open Technology Research

More information

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY JANUARY 2012 Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 Introduction 2 Our Strategic Goals 2 Our Strategic Approach 3 The Path Forward 5 Conclusion 6 Executive

More information

1st Session Part 1 HOMELAND SECURITY DRONE ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS ACT

1st Session Part 1 HOMELAND SECURITY DRONE ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS ACT 114TH CONGRESS REPT. 114 169 " HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES! 1st Session Part 1 HOMELAND SECURITY DRONE ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS ACT JUNE 18, 2015. Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State

More information

PREPUBLICATION COPY. More Intelligent, More Effective Cybersecurity Protection

PREPUBLICATION COPY. More Intelligent, More Effective Cybersecurity Protection More Intelligent, More Effective Cybersecurity Protection January 2013 Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in

More information

Executive Office of the President. Office of Management and Budget. Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Executive Office of the President. Office of Management and Budget. Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Mission Statement and Background The (OMB) assists the President in the development and execution of his policies and programs and in meeting certain requirements in law such as

More information

The Role of Clinical Laboratories During a Radiological Event

The Role of Clinical Laboratories During a Radiological Event Testimony Before the Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations United States House of Representatives The Role of Clinical Laboratories During a Radiological Event

More information

Science & Technology Strategy to make the Nation safer...

Science & Technology Strategy to make the Nation safer... Science & Technology Strategy to make the Nation safer... June 2007 S&T Strategic Plan A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 June 2007 This Science and Technology Directorate Strategic

More information

The Strategic Importance, Causes and Consequences of Terrorism

The Strategic Importance, Causes and Consequences of Terrorism The Strategic Importance, Causes and Consequences of Terrorism How Terrorism Research Can Inform Policy Responses Todd Stewart, Ph.D. Major General, United States Air Force (Retired) Director, Program

More information

State of Ohio Homeland Security STRATEGIC PLAN

State of Ohio Homeland Security STRATEGIC PLAN State of Ohio Homeland Security 2011 Contents Introduction... 1 Mission Areas... 2 Goals... 3 Appendix A. Roundtable Advisory Committees... 14 Appendix B. Homeland Security Advisory Council... 17 Appendix

More information

DHS, National Cyber Security Division Overview

DHS, National Cyber Security Division Overview DHS, National Cyber Security Division Overview Hun Kim, Deputy Director Strategic Initiatives Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate www.us-cert.gov The strategy of DHS, as defined

More information

WikiLeaks Document Release

WikiLeaks Document Release WikiLeaks Document Release February 2, 2009 Congressional Research Service Report RS22349 FY2006 Homeland Security Grant Guidance Distribution Formulas: Issues for the 109th Congress Shawn Reese, Government

More information

UNCLASSIFIED. UNCLASSIFIED Office of Secretary Of Defense Page 1 of 9 R-1 Line #139

UNCLASSIFIED. UNCLASSIFIED Office of Secretary Of Defense Page 1 of 9 R-1 Line #139 Exhibit R-2, RDT&E Budget Item Justification: PB 2015 Office of Secretary Of Defense Date: March 2014 0400: Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, Defense-Wide / BA 6: RDT&E Management Support COST

More information

Oversight of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Oversight of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives For Release on Delivery expected at 11:00 a.m. EST Wednesday,

More information

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 4800 MARK CENTER DRIVE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 4800 MARK CENTER DRIVE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500 INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 4800 MARK CENTER DRIVE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500 MAY 2 8 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Government Accountability Office (GAO) Weekly Activity Repati

More information

GAO s High-Risk Program

GAO s High-Risk Program GAO s High-Risk Program Mountains and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum September 1, 2015 William Reinsberg U.S. Government Accountability Office Outline Why was the High-Risk Program needed and what

More information

Promoting Rapid Tech Insertion and the Importance of Domestic and International Collaboration

Promoting Rapid Tech Insertion and the Importance of Domestic and International Collaboration Promoting Rapid Tech Insertion and the Importance of Domestic and International Collaboration Security Network East Washington, D.C. May 2012 Anthony Ashley, PhD Director General Defence R&D Canada Centre

More information

CLIENT UPDATE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY: U.S. GOVERNMENT RESPONSE AND IMPLICATIONS

CLIENT UPDATE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY: U.S. GOVERNMENT RESPONSE AND IMPLICATIONS CLIENT UPDATE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY: U.S. GOVERNMENT RESPONSE AND IMPLICATIONS NEW YORK Jeremy Feigelson jfeigelson@debevoise.com WASHINGTON, D.C. Satish M. Kini smkini@debevoise.com Renee

More information

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (Discretionary dollars in thousands) FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2015 vs. FY 2014 Current Enacted Request $ % National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities

More information

AUDIT REPORT REPORT NUMBER 14 08. Information Technology Professional Services Oracle Software March 25, 2014

AUDIT REPORT REPORT NUMBER 14 08. Information Technology Professional Services Oracle Software March 25, 2014 AUDIT REPORT REPORT NUMBER 14 08 Information Technology Professional Services Oracle Software March 25, 2014 Date March 25, 2014 To Chief Information Officer Director, Acquisition Services From Inspector

More information

Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-9 Subject: Defense of United States Agriculture and Food January 30, 2004

Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-9 Subject: Defense of United States Agriculture and Food January 30, 2004 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary February 3, 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-9 Subject: Defense of United States Agriculture and Food January 30, 2004 Purpose (1)

More information

Department of Homeland Security Management Directive System MD Number: 0590 Issue Date: 07/12/2004 MAIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Department of Homeland Security Management Directive System MD Number: 0590 Issue Date: 07/12/2004 MAIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Department of Homeland Security Management Directive System MD Number: 0590 Issue Date: 07/12/2004 MAIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM I. Purpose This management directive establishes the Department of Homeland Security

More information

National Special Security Events

National Special Security Events Order Code RS22754 November 6, 2007 Summary National Special Security Events Shawn Reese Analyst in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Government and Finance Division Major events that are considered

More information

Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress

Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress Catherine A. Theohary Analyst in National Security Policy and Information Operations John Rollins Specialist in

More information

TESTIMONY. Analyzing Terrorism Risk HENRY WILLIS CT-252. November 2005

TESTIMONY. Analyzing Terrorism Risk HENRY WILLIS CT-252. November 2005 TESTIMONY Analyzing Terrorism Risk HENRY WILLIS CT-252 November 2005 Testimony presented before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk

More information

TESTIMONY OF STEVE COOPER DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEES ON

TESTIMONY OF STEVE COOPER DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEES ON TESTIMONY OF STEVE COOPER DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEES ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

More information

GAO AVIATION SECURITY. Measures for Testing the Impact of Using Commercial Data for the Secure Flight Program. Report to Congressional Committees

GAO AVIATION SECURITY. Measures for Testing the Impact of Using Commercial Data for the Secure Flight Program. Report to Congressional Committees GAO United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Committees February 2005 AVIATION SECURITY Measures for Testing the Impact of Using Commercial Data for the Secure Flight Program

More information

CLOUD COMPUTING. Additional Opportunities and Savings Need to Be Pursued

CLOUD COMPUTING. Additional Opportunities and Savings Need to Be Pursued United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters September 2014 CLOUD COMPUTING Additional Opportunities and Savings Need to Be Pursued GAO-14-753 September 2014 CLOUD

More information

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Overview

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Overview NIST Cybersecurity Framework Overview Executive Order 13636 Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity 2nd ENISA International Conference on Cyber Crisis Cooperation and Exercises Executive Order

More information

Overview of Homeland Security Funding. Paul Van Lenten, Jr. House Appropriations Committee November 13, 2006

Overview of Homeland Security Funding. Paul Van Lenten, Jr. House Appropriations Committee November 13, 2006 Overview of Homeland Security Funding Paul Van Lenten, Jr. House Appropriations Committee November 13, 2006 Presentation Outline Overview of Federal Homeland Security Programs State Role in Homeland Security

More information

NEBRASKA STATE HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGY

NEBRASKA STATE HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGY NEBRASKA STATE HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGY 2014-2016 Nebraska Homeland Security Policy Group/Senior Advisory Council This document provides an overall framework for what the State of Nebraska hopes to achieve

More information

Arent Fox Telecommunications

Arent Fox Telecommunications Arent Fox Telecommunications Public Safety, Homeland Security and Defense Update September 2009 Vol. II The Arent Fox Telecommunications Group has a dedicated practice area focused on issues related to

More information

Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress

Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress Catherine A. Theohary Analyst in National Security Policy and Information Operations John Rollins Acting Section

More information

Statement of. before the. Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency U.S. House of Representatives

Statement of. before the. Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency U.S. House of Representatives Statement of Judson M. Freed Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Ramsey County, Minnesota on behalf of the National Association of Counties before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee

More information

Purpose of the Governor s strategy. Guiding Principles

Purpose of the Governor s strategy. Guiding Principles Purpose of the Governor s strategy The Governor s initiative to develop and implement a State of Tennessee program to counter terrorism within the State is outlined in this document. The primary purpose

More information

Information Technology s Role in Homeland Security

Information Technology s Role in Homeland Security Information Technology s Role in Homeland Security This valuable industry white paper is provided to you free of charge as a subscriber to DiceReview the premium information resource on technology recruiting.

More information

FEDERAL ACQUISITIONS. Use of Other Transaction Agreements Limited and Mostly for Research and Development Activities

FEDERAL ACQUISITIONS. Use of Other Transaction Agreements Limited and Mostly for Research and Development Activities United States Government Accountability Office Report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives January 2016 FEDERAL ACQUISITIONS Use of Other Transaction

More information

JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2015

JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2015 JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2015 The following consists of the joint explanatory statement to accompany the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. This joint explanatory statement

More information

22. HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING ANALYSIS

22. HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING ANALYSIS 22. HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING ANALYSIS Section 889 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 requires that a homeland security funding analysis be incorporated in the President s Budget. This analysis addresses

More information

HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS

HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters March 2015 HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS DHS Should Better Define Oversight Roles and Improve Program Reporting to Congress

More information

GAO. INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE Challenges in Developing a Public/Private Recovery Plan

GAO. INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE Challenges in Developing a Public/Private Recovery Plan GAO For Release on Delivery Expected at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, July 28, 2006 United States Government Accountability Office Testimony before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government

More information

ABE40. Welcome Transportation Partners

ABE40. Welcome Transportation Partners ABE40 TRB Critical Transportation Infrastructure Committee Welcome Transportation Partners Jeff Western, Principal Western Management and Consulting jeffrey.western@consultingwestern.com Agenda TRB Welcome

More information

FUNDING FOR DEFENSE, HOMELAND SECURITY AND COMBATING TERRORISM SINCE 9-11: WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE?

FUNDING FOR DEFENSE, HOMELAND SECURITY AND COMBATING TERRORISM SINCE 9-11: WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE? FUNDING FOR DEFENSE, HOMELAND SECURITY AND COMBATING TERRORISM SINCE 9-11: WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE? By Steven M. Kosiak The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have had a significant impact on federal

More information

Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Strategy

Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Strategy Securing Homeland the Homeland Through Through Information Information Sharing Sharing and Collaboration and Collaboration Department of Homeland Security April 18, 2008 for the Department of Introduction

More information

Project Management Plan

Project Management Plan Project Management Plan FY 2009 UASI Project Information Project Title Subgrantee Subgrant GIS Data Exchange District of Columbia [to be generated by SAA] Subgrant Award $600,000.00 Jurisdiction (if applicable)

More information

Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan This page intentionally left blank MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY Homeland Security I am pleased to submit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (OHS) Strategic Plan

More information