Posts Tagged ‘HomelandSecurity’

A Unified Security Budget for the United States FY2012

Task Force on A Unified Security Budget Institute for Policy Studies, July 2011.


A Unified Security Budget for the United States – FY2010

Miriam Pemberton. Institute for Policy Studies, 18 November 2009.


Because [the Obama administration’s 2010] military budget is larger, in real terms, than any of its Bush administration predecessors, 87 percent of our overall security resources are still allocated to the tools of military force. And because of this, the increases in spending on defense and prevention, as important as they are, amount to deckchair arranging on the ship of security spending. The goal of rebalanced security, as a budgetary matter, remains to be realized.

Integrating Security: Preparing for the National Security Threats of the 21st Century

Lawrence Korb, Sean Duggan, and Laura Conley. Center for American Progress, 18 November 2009.

Homeland Security Appropriations: Context, Major Features, and Some Key Issues Under the Surface

David Trulio. Budget Insight, 27 October 2009.


Secretary Janet Napolitano will provide her conclusions from the [Quadrennial Homeland Security Review] to Congress in a final report by December 31, 2009. Norquist explains that “the results of that review, and the funding shown in the budget and the multiyear FYHSP [Future Years Homeland Security Program] that accompany it, will give a more complete picture of where this administration is headed.”

A New Approach to Safeguarding Americans

John Brennan. speech at CSIS, 06 August 2009. Transcription at Council on Foreign Relations Website.

National Strategy for Homeland Security

Homeland Security Council. October 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website (printable .pdf file).

Budgets to Make America Safer

Cindy Williams. from How to Make America Safe: New Policies for National Security, The Tobin Project, 2006.


Reallocating even relatively small amounts of the money devoted to offense could go a long way toward bolstering either prevention or defense. For example, for just half of the $10.4 billion DoD plans to spend on missile defense programs in fiscal year 2007, the nation could triple spending for port security (planned at $2 billion) and double spending to recapitalize the Coast Guard (planned at $935 million).

For what DoD spends on Iraq each month (currently about $8 billion, according to the Congressional Research Service), the federal government could double planned FY 2007 spending for emergency prepared ness and response ($5.5 billion), nuclear detection ($536 million), medical countermeasures to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats ($2 billion), and enhancements to FEMA’s alert and early warning systems ($70 million).