DHS officials warn of effect of House-approved DHS cuts

November 7, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Financial
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Homeland Security Department officials warned Nov. 3 of serious consequences to research and procurement operations from House-approved cuts to the budget.

“The challenge we face is in fiscal 2011, our budget was cut 19 percent during the [continuing resolution. In fiscal 2012, the House-approved cut our budget by 77 percent,” said Paul Benda, director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, during testimony before the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation security.

Should the budget cuts relative to the request submitted to Congress in February come to pass, HSARPA would have to stop funding cybersecurity and biodefense research and significantly cut down on Small Business Innovation Research awards, Benda said.

via Fierce Homeland Security, continued here.