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October 23, 2006

DHS congressional justifications for FY07 now online

Filed under: Budgets and Spending,DHS News — by Christian Beckner on October 23, 2006

This weekend I noticed that the full congressional justifications for the FY 2007 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security were available online at the Government Printing Office website, on a page for Senate appropriations documents. It’s an invaluable resource for DHS-watchers, 2933 pages in length, detailing the budget requests and strategic plans for all of the different parts of DHS, as of February 2006. I’m not sure when it was posted online, but kudos to the Senate appropriators for releasing it as a public document. Warning, for those who are trying to download it: the file is 122 megabytes in size.

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October 30, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

[...] In a post last week, I linked to a document on the Government Printing Office website that contained the full congressional justifications for the FY 2007 DHS budget request. In that post, I mentioned that it contained a wealth of information for DHS-watchers about the Department. On that note, I went through the document to research one topic that I haven’t seen analyzed previously: the average salaries within each of the constituent parts of DHS, which can be estimated by analyzing the “Permanent Positions by Grade” charts that are found throughout the document. You can see the full results of that analysis in this Excel spreadsheet, which computes average salaries for FY 2006. Some key findings: [...]

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