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DHS announces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has unveiled the Department of Homeland Security’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request of $38.2 billion in net discretionary funding. The Budget aims to enhance critical security partnerships across all levels of government, with international partners, and with the private sector, while streamlining operations and increasing efficiencies.

“The basic missions of the Department of Homeland Security are, and should continue to be, preventing terrorism and enhancing security; securing and managing our borders; enforcing and administering our immigration laws; safeguarding cyberspace; safeguarding critical infrastructure; and strengthening national preparedness and resilience,” said Secretary Johnson. “The President’s FY 2015 budget request provides the resources necessary to further strengthen these efforts while also being agile and vigilant in the face of ever evolving threats and hazards.”

The budget provides $7.0 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF), including $6.4 billion in addition to the discretionary amounts and made available pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA).

In order to meet the discretionary budget authority agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, the DHS’s net discretionary budget for FY 2015 includes a 2.5 percent reduction compared to the FY 2014 enacted level, requiring difficult choices to align resources to address the greatest needs of the Department.

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•Date: 5th March 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Emergency planning

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