Department of Homeland Security FY17 Spend and
Priorities for the Next Administration 

Although there is little debate over the ever-increasing importance of the Department of Homeland Security, how the Department should deliver the greatest public good is a matter of continuous debate in Washington.

This analysis breaks down how budget accounts have been leveraged for agency spending in the past and could be used by presidential candidates in the future.

Highlights Include:

  • DHS spending is underpinned by three department-wide objectives: modernization, mission relevancy, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Customs & Border Protection, Transportation Security Agency and DHS Office of Procurement Operations fueled a 16 percent increase in overall DHS contract obligations to $14.6B in FY16.
  • Transportation Security Agency presents the greatest opportunity for the next administration to shape operating concepts and procurement requirements.
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