House approves $32 billion for Department of Homeland Security in 2007

Reston, Va., 20 June 2006. On June 6, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill which provides $32 billion in discretionary spending for DHS in fiscal year 2007 (FY07). This amount is $1.8 billion above the FY06 enacted levels, and $1.1 billion above the President's request, according to a report released today by Input.

Jun 20th, 2006

Reston, Va., 20 June 2006. On June 6, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill which provides $32 billion in discretionary spending for DHS in fiscal year 2007 (FY07). This amount is $1.8 billion above the FY06 enacted levels, and $1.1 billion above the President's request, according to a report released today by Input.

The recommendations in this bill reflect a balance among programs and operations, but it also includes a number of initiatives designed to compel DHS to develop strategies and milestones for maximum performance.

Input anticipates that the Senate will begin deliberations over the funding in mid-July.

The President's budget put a strong emphasis on two areas: borders/immigration security and nuclear detection.

Input believes the growth and direction of the Department's IT budget will continue to be heavily influenced by the occurrence of major incidents, due to terrorism or natural disaster, as well as priorities that are determined to have high threat potential. In the absence of major events, border security –- with an increased emphasis on biometrics and credentialing –- and nuclear detection are seen as the top two IT growth areas in the short term.

INPUT's 2007 DHS Appropriations TargetView is available to INPUT Network members subscribing to the Federal Market Analysis program.


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