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February 27, 2009

DHS Budget Increase Proposed

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on February 27, 2009

The first Obama administration budget proposes to increase  DHS funding from an estimated (estimates vary) $42.2 billion in 2009 to $42.7 in 2010, not including the $2.8 billion included in the Recovery Act.  

The DHS budget overview from OMB is available here.  The President’s budget message gives particular attention to critical transportation systems, cybersecurity, border protection, immigration services, and a variety of state and local grants.

Specifically referenced is, “Funding of $260 million within the existing Homeland Security Grant program will fortify the Nation’s intelligence system by improving information sharing and analysis by adding thousands more State and local level intelligence analysts.”  This has been a priority for many State and local HS leaders.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

February 27, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

Again this looks like a wild year in the budget wars. Let’s just hope DHS gets its own appropriation.

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