Homeland Security Requests $57 Billion For FY 2012 Budget

February 15, 2011
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via GovMonitor

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today unveiled the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) $57.0 billion fiscal year 2012 budget request.

The budget prioritizes efforts to protect the Nation from terrorism and other threats while making an unprecedented commitment to fiscal discipline, including the identification of over $800 million in efficiency and administrative savings.

“On a daily basis, the Department of Homeland Security secures U.S. air, land, and sea borders; safeguards lawful trade and travel; secures federal networks; and disrupts and dismantles transnational criminal and terrorist organizations that engage in cross-border criminal activity,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The Department’s FY 2012 budget request allows us to continue to meet these evolving threats and challenges responsibly by prioritizing our essential operational requirements – while reflecting an unprecedented commitment to fiscal discipline that maximizes the effectiveness of every security dollar we receive.”

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