The St. Elizabeths campus now houses senior DHS management officials, but the ongoing project still serves as a reminder that the agency faces an uphill battle when it comes to functioning like a unified agency – an issue it’s faced since its creation more than 15 years ago.
The Department of Homeland Security told House lawmakers last week it wants to build three new buildings, including a new facility for the newly renamed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, on the St. Elizabeths campus by 2026.
The comprehensive spending package will give Oversight.gov — a one-stop shop for inspectors general reports— the modest $2 million it requested last fall to expand the website’s capabilities.
In today’s Federal Newscast, with the threat of a government shutdown looming, the National Treasury Employees Union is pleading with Congress to pass the seven remaining appropriations bills.
The effort to erect a consolidated DHS headquarters has spanned three presidents and five secretaries. So far.
DHS’ headquarters consolidation project is bleeding money, behind schedule and doing anything but bringing components together.
The president’s 2018 budget proposal includes cuts to the Transportation Security Administration and grant programs for local law enforcement. But some senators say the funding increases at other parts of the Homeland Security Department come at the expense of valuable tools to respond to threats at United States ports of entry and smaller scale and local incidents.
Among the major items in the President’s 2018 budget request are a few other provisions that have the potential to impact federal employees and their agencies.
The spending package gives the Homeland Security Department about $1.5 billion for border security activities for the remaining five months of the fiscal year. For civilian agencies, here are six other areas to take note of in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
At 887 pages, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes several hidden pieces of legislation on funding and stipulations for the IRS, and additional information on cybersecurity threat sharing.