DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x37w2h/us_department_of) has announced the addition of the "US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Budget Assessment 2014: The Year of Sequestration" report to their offering.
The US Department of Homeland Security bears a heavy burden budgeting for its lengthy list of agencies. Sequestration and a sluggish economy have made Secretary Janet Napolitano's job even more difficult. Some of the major funding requirements include new cutters, patrol boats, and an ice breaker for the Coast Guard, along with funds to keep airframes flying. The Customs and Border Protection agency requires a long list of various technologies that can detect, identify, and assess border incursions and drug runners attempting to transfer goods into the US. Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration continues to invest the bulk of its investments on aviation security through personnel, technology, and revised processes.
- CSC, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC, respectively, were the top three companies in 2012 that acquired the largest portions of contract obligations.
- The largest funding request comes from US Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) funding request ranked second highest among other DHS agencies because of disaster relief requirements generated by hurricanes Sandy and Katrina
- The US Coast Guard continues to modernize its patrol vessel fleet by investing heavily on Fast Response Cutters (FPC) and Response Boat-Medium (RBM) and expects to select a ship builder later this year for its planned Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) acquisition.
- A senate amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act if passed, would contribute to increase the overall DHS budget significantly through 2023.
- The Transportation Security Agency (TSA)'s elimination of full body scanners without advanced imaging technology (ATR) effectively eliminated Rapiscan Systems as a competitor within airport screening market, leaving L-3 Communications as the leading supplier of full body scanners.
- Reports indicate that the CBP final contract award for the Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) project could be announced in late September or early October 2013. According to various government reporting, the contract's value could be worth over a billion dollars.
- The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is evaluating the variety of applications possible for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS).
- The US Forest Service grounding of air tankers used to fight wildfires may have a direct effect on future disaster relief funding required by FEMA.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Section Slide Numbers
2. Executive Summary
3. DHS Budget Request Overview
4. CBP Segment Breakdown
5. FEMA Segment Breakdown
6. Coast Guard Segment Breakdown
7. TSA Segment Breakdown
8. ICE Segment Breakdown
9. NPPD Segment Breakdown
10. Secret Service Segment Breakdown
11. S&T Directorate Segment Breakdown
12. DNDO Segment Breakdown
13. The Last Word (Conclusions and Implications)
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