On March 18, 2019, DHS released its (FY) 2020 Budget request to Congress. In it, they outlined their plan to invest nearly $51.7 billion in the solutions, strategies and resources necessary to combat terrorism, defend our nations borders, facilitate safe trade and more in 2020.
Since then, the 2020 DHS budget has undergone a number of changes. On June 11, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee approved a $49.7 billion Adjusted Net Discretionary Budget. This amount represents a $2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $1.9 billion below the President’s initial request.
Both the original budget request and the appropriations bill emphasized cybersecurity, border security technology and systems modernization as key objectives for 2020. In this mega-infographic, we’ve broken down DHS’s most significant anticipated investments for 2020 to shed light on where DHS is investing and how these investments support the agency’s mission.
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