Congress halts funding for DHS programs until conditions are met

From FCW.com:

Concerned about the management of major programs, Congress placed a temporary hold on over $1 billion dollars allocated for several large projects at DHS until certain conditions for improvements are met.

Programs put on temporary hold include:

  • The Coast Guard’s Integrated Deepwater Systems ship replacement program: $550 million held out of $1 billion
  • The Secure Border Initiative (including the SBInet virtual fence): $400 million / $775 million
  • CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment: $217 million / $317 million
  • U.S. VISIT (that collects fingerprints from foreign visitors): $75 million / $300 million

Congress’ detailed instructions were included in the continuing resolution signed by President Bush last week that included fiscal 2009 appropriations for DHS.

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