US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Budget Assessment 2014

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The Year of Sequestration

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.

Executive Summary

-The total discretionary funding request by the DHS for fiscal year (FY) 2014 amounts to an estimated xxbillion.
-FY 2012 government contracts awarded amounted to an estimated xx billion in obligations distributed to over xxthousand companies.
-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 in the amount of billion. 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. Government reporting indicates the contract for the planned xx OPC could be valued at upwards of $xxbillion.
-A senate amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act appropriates an estimated $xxbillion over xx years for CBP. The bill, 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.

CEO’s Perspective

-Political posturing and maneuvering on immigration legislation may open up new business opportunities.
-Government efforts to reduce budget deficits continue to cause uncertainty.
-The cyber-location nexus may drive some convergence of geospatial and cyber security markets.
-Innovative technologies are key to augment large data processing tasks required by several DHS agencies.
-Technologies used in the war in Afghanistan may be utilized for border security.

Budget Overview—Definitions

-The enclosed research reviews the DHS budget request for FY 2014. All years in this document will refer to government FYs and not calendar years.
-Funding data cited within this research reflects only those funds assigned for discretionary spending and does not include mandatory fees, grants, and trust funds. All references to currency are in US dollars.
-Several agencies/divisions within DHS reserve the majority of their discretionary funding for salaries and operating expenses. While these entities will be mentioned within this research, they will not be fully detailed because market opportunity value is negligible.
-Market share and competitive analysis for this research are based on government contract obligations distributed in 2012. FY 2012 is also the base year employed for this research as it was the last year complete contract data was published.
-Due to the extensive list of companies contracted by DHS and its agencies, only the top five (top ten for the total DHS market) companies will be highlighted for each agency or division that is fully detailed within this endeavor. For the same reason, a list of “other” companies will not be included in this research.
-Total market segmentation is presented, isolating the seven major agencies and combining key divisions under the Office of the Secretary (OFFSEC). As mentioned earlier, some entities will not be fully detailed within this research and are instead annotated at the bottom of slide 12.
-USCIS will not be fully detailed within this research as the only discretionary spending planned is solely for salaries and expenses.
-Departmental Management and Operations (DMO), Analysis and Operations (A&O), Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Office of Health Affairs (OHA) will also not be fully detailed within this research as they fill more of a support role for the Office of the Secretary. Both funding and government contract data for these divisions will be referred to as “others”.
-Due to ongoing government sequestration and continuing resolutions, actual budget numbers may differ after final publication of this research.
-As some DHS entities will not be fully detailed, the following slide offers a complete breakout of the total discretionary funding for 2014 as a reference.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

-How has the DHS budget changed from 2013 to 2014?
-Which DHS agencies will receive less funding and which will have funding increases?
-What programs will DHS focus on and invest in?
-Are there any new technologies or innovations DHS seeks to employ?
-Which companies have strong footholds in DHS and which are loosing market share?
-What political issues directly affect the DHS budget now and in the future?

Table Of Contents
Executive Summary
DHS Budget Request Overview
Total DHS Market
External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
Forecasts and Trends
Market Share and Competitive Analysis
CBP Segment Breakdown
FEMA Segment Breakdown
Coast Guard Segment Breakdown
TSA Segment Breakdown
ICE Segment Breakdown
NPPD Segment Breakdown
Secret Service Segment Breakdown
S&T Directorate Segment Breakdown
DNDO Segment Breakdown
The Last Word (Conclusions and Implications)

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US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Budget Assessment 2014

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