[House Document 109-50]
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109th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 109-50

                                     
 
                 REQUEST FOR FY 2006 BUDGET AMENDMENTS

                               __________

                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              TRANSMITTING

A REQUEST FOR FY 2006 BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND 
                                SECURITY




July 22, 2005.--Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered 
                             to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                         Washington, July 22, 2005.
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: I ask the Congress to consider the 
enclosed FY 2006 budget amendments for the Department of 
Homeland Security. These proposals support the Department's 
organizational restructuring plan, which Secretary Chertoff 
transmitted to the Congress on July 13. Overall, the 
discretionary budget authority proposed in my FY 2006 Budget 
would not be increased by this reorganization proposal.
    The details of these proposals are set forth in the 
enclosed letter from the Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
               [Estimate No. 10, 109th Cong., 1st Sess.]

                 Executive Office of the President,
                           Office of Management and Budget,
                                     Washington, DC, July 21, 2005.
The President,
The White House.
    Submitted for your consideration are FY 2006 budget 
amendments for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff transmitted 
an organizational restructuring plan to the Congress on July 
13, 2005. This reconfiguration of the Department involves the 
areas of preparedness, policy, intelligence and operations. 
These budget amendments align your FY 2006 Budget request with 
the reorganized structure of DHS. The discretionary budget 
authority proposed in your FY 2006 Budget would not be 
increased by this proposal.
    As described below and in more detail in the enclosures, 
the requests include the following:
Preparedness Directorate
     Language is proposed to move several accounts into 
a new Preparedness Directorate in order to unify and promote a 
terrorism and risk-based focus for the Department's 
preparedness functions. The Infrastructure Analysis and 
Infrastructure Protection Directorate will be reorganized into 
the Preparedness Directorate, and resources focused on 
Preparedness Operations will be consolidated.
     Additional accounts moving into the new 
Preparedness Directorate include State and Local Grants and 
Training Programs, Firefighter Assistance Grants, the U.S. Fire 
Administration, and Biodefense Countermeasures programs.
Policy Coordination Office
      Language is proposed to move additional resources 
to the Policy Office, which will oversee and coordinate policy 
development for the Department. This proposal consolidates 
policy resources from several bureaus across DHS. A separate 
legislative proposal has been transmitted that would elevate 
the Policy Office to a Policy Directorate.
Intelligence Analysis and Operations
     Language is proposed to establish an Analysis and 
Operations bureau as part of the reorganization of the 
Infrastructure Analysis and Infrastructure Protection 
Directorate. Resources focused on infrastructure analysis are 
consolidated within the new Analysis and Operations bureau.
Recommendation
    I have reviewed these proposals and am satisfied that they 
are necessary at this time. Therefore, I join the Secretary of 
Homeland Security in recommending that you transmit the 
proposals to the Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                          Joshua B. Bolten,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosures.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Departmental Management


    DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE 
                               MANAGEMENT

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 477
FY 2006 Pending Request: $195,848,000
Proposed Amendment: -$58,808,000
Revised Request: $137,040,000

    Under the reorganization, the following changes in funding 
for this account are proposed.
    Funds moving into this account are as follows:

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                Amount:                          Derived from:                          Purpose:
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+$5,987,000...........................  Office of the Under Secretary   The Office of Immigration Statistics
                                         for Management, page 477.       moves to the Policy Office in the
                                                                         Office of the Secretary and Executive
                                                                         Management.
+$1,800,000...........................  Information Analysis and        $1,800,000 moves to the Policy Office in
                                         Infrastructure Protection,      the Office of the Secretary and
                                         Management and                  Executive Management.
                                         Administration, page 521.
+$3,239,000...........................  Office of the Under Secretary   $3,239,000 moves to the Policy Office in
                                         for Border and Transportation   the Office of the Secretary and
                                         Security, Salaries and          Executive Management.
                                         Expenses, page 487.
+$925,000.............................  State and Local Programs, page  $925,000 moves to the Office of
                                         478.                            Legislative Affairs, to be renamed the
                                                                         Office of Legislative and
                                                                         Intergovernmental Affairs, in the
                                                                         Office of the Secretary and Executive
                                                                         Management.
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    Funds moving out of this account are as follows:

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                Amount:                           Moving to:                            Purpose:
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-$8,409,000...........................  Analysis and Operations,        The proposed Operations Integration
                                         Operating Expenses.             staff moves to the Analysis and
                                                                         Operations account.
-$61,278,000..........................  Office of the Under Secretary   The Office of Security moves to the
                                         for Management, page 477.       Under Secretary for Management to
                                                                         better incorporate security issues into
                                                                         daily management functions.
-$1,072,000...........................  Preparedness Directorate,       The National Capital Region Coordination
                                         Preparedness Operations.        Office moves to the new Preparedness
                                                                         Directorate.
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                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Departmental Management


 DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS, OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 477
FY 2006 Pending Request: $146,619,000
Proposed Amendment: $56,551,000
Revised Request: $203,170,000

    This proposal would increase the amount provided to the 
Office of the Under Secretary for Management account by $62.5 
million. Of this total, $61.3 million would be provided from 
the amount requested for Departmental Operations in the Office 
of the Secretary and Executive Management account for the 
Office of Security. The Office of Security would move to the 
Office of the Under Secretary for Management account. The 
remaining $1.3 million would be provided from the Salaries and 
Expenses account of the Office of the Under Secretary for 
Border and Transportation Security.
    In addition to the changes proposed above, $6.0 million 
would be provided for the Office of Immigration Statistics from 
this account to the Policy Office in the Office of the 
Secretary and Executive Management.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Departmental Management


     DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 477
FY 2006 Pending Request: $18,505,000
Proposed Amendment: $1,260,000
Revised Request: $19,765,000

    This proposal would provide an additional $1.3 million for 
the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) account. This 
amount was originally requested in the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, Salaries and 
Expenses account for resource management activities. These 
funds would enhance the CFO's capacity to coordinate finance 
activities on a department-wide basis.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Departmental Management


           DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS, STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Pages: 478-480
FY 2006 Pending Request: $3,064,756,000
Proposed Amendment: -$3,546,000
Revised Request: $3,061,210,000

    (Change the bureau title in the above heading from 
``Departmental Management'' to Preparedness Directorate and the 
heading from ``Departmental Operations, State and Local 
Programs'' to Grants and Training, State and Local Programs; 
move the above heading and material, and insert immediately 
after the material for the U.S. Fire Administration following 
page 523; delete ``$3,064,756,000'' and substitute 
$3,061,210,000; and in paragraph (4), delete ``$26,546,000'' 
and substitute $23,000,000.)
    This amendment reflects the proposal to reorganize the 
Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) 
Directorate into a new Preparedness Directorate, which would 
oversee general preparedness programs in DHS. A major function 
of this directorate would be to oversee the homeland security 
grant, training, and assistance programs that are part of the 
Office of State and Local Government Coordination and 
Preparedness.
    Of the amount requested in the FY 2006 President's Budget, 
$3.1 billion for grants, training, and assistance programs 
would remain in this account. Of the amount requested for 
management and administrative expenses, $0.9 million would move 
to Departmental Operations, Office of the Secretary and 
Executive Management, for State and local liaison and outreach, 
while $2.6 million would move to Preparedness Operations in the 
Preparedness Directorate.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Departmental Management


         DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS, FIREFIGHTER ASSISTANCE GRANTS

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 480
FY 2006 Pending Request: $500,000,000
Proposed Amendment: Language
Revised Request: $500,000,000

    (Change the bureau title in the above heading from 
``Departmental Management'' to Preparedness Directorate and 
change the heading from ``Departmental Operations, Firefighter 
Assistance Grants'' to Grants and Training, Firefighter 
Assistance Grants; and move the above title and material and 
insert immediately after the material for Grants and Training, 
State and Local Programs.)
    This amendment reflects the proposal to reorganize the IAIP 
Directorate into a new Preparedness Directorate. A major 
function of this proposed Directorate would be the oversight of 
assistance provided to State and local first responders, 
including the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The 
amounts requested for this account would move to Grants and 
Training, Firefighter Assistance Grants in the Preparedness 
Directorate.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                   Border and Transportation Security


 OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR BORDER AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY, 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 487
FY 2006 Pending Request: $10,617,000
Proposed Amendment: -$10,617,000
Revised Request: --

    (Delete the heading and the appropriations language under 
the above heading.)
    This proposal would redirect funds to several other offices 
that would coordinate activities on a department-wide basis.
    Of the amount requested in the FY 2006 President's Budget 
under this heading: $1.3 million for resource management would 
move to Departmental Management, Departmental Operations, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer; $1.3 million for 
administration, support and functional integration would move 
to Departmental Management, Departmental Operations, Office of 
the Under Secretary for Management; $2.0 million would move to 
the new Preparedness Directorate, Preparedness Operations; $2.9 
million would move to Operations and Analysis, Operating 
Expenses; and $3.2 million would move to Departmental 
Operations, Office of the Secretary and Executive Management, 
for the Policy Office.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                   Border and Transportation Security


       IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, FEDERAL AIR MARSHALS

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 494
FY 2006 Pending Request: $688,860,000
Proposed Amendment: Language
Revised Request: $688,860,000

    (Move the heading and material under ``Federal Air 
Marshals'' from the ``Immigration and Customs Enforcement'' 
title to the ``Transportation Security Administration'' title; 
and insert immediately after the material for ``Transportation 
Security Support'' on page 498.)
    This proposal would move the $689 million requested for 
Federal Air Marshals from Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
to the Transportation Security Administration.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                  Emergency Preparedness and Response


            PREPAREDNESS, MITIGATION, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 511
FY 2006 Pending Request: $235,499,000
Proposed Amendment: -$40,441,000
Revised Request: $195,058,000

    This amendment reflects the proposal to change the IAIP 
Directorate into the Preparedness Directorate, which will 
provide oversight of assistance provided to State and local 
first responders. Most of the resources requested for the U.S. 
Fire Administration, chiefly for the operations of the National 
Fire Academy, would be realigned to the Preparedness 
Directorate. The Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and 
Recovery appropriation will continue to include funding for the 
Emergency Management Institute and the training of FEMA 
employees.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                  Emergency Preparedness and Response


                 ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGIONAL OPERATIONS

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 511-512
FY 2006 Pending Request: $218,441,000
Proposed Amendment: -$4,507,000
Revised Request: $213,934,000

    This proposal would reduce the funding requested in this 
account for the operation of the Noble Training Center, which 
is administered by the U.S. Fire Administration. The resources 
for these activities would be requested in the U.S. Fire 
Administration account in the proposed Preparedness 
Directorate.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                  Emergency Preparedness and Response


                       BIODEFENSE COUNTERMEASURES

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 513
FY 2006 Pending Request: --
Proposed Amendment: Language
Revised Request: --

    (Change the bureau title in the above heading from 
``Emergency Preparedness and Response'' to Preparedness 
Directorate; and move the above title, heading, and material 
and insert immediately after the material for ``Radiological 
Emergency Preparedness Program''.)
    This proposal would move this program, which supports the 
Government's efforts to secure medical countermeasures against 
bioterror attacks, from the Emergency Preparedness and Response 
Directorate to the Preparedness Directorate where it will be 
overseen by the Chief Medical Officer.
    This program is funded from prior-year balances.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                  Emergency Preparedness and Response


              RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 516
FY 2006 Pending Request: --
Proposed Amendment: Language
Revised Request: --

    (Change the bureau title in the above heading from 
``Emergency Preparedness and Response'' to Preparedness 
Directorate; and move the above heading and material and insert 
immediately after the material for Grants and Training, 
Firefighter Assistance Grants.)
    This proposal would move this program, which assists State 
and local governments in the development of off-site 
radiological emergency preparedness plans, from the Emergency 
Preparedness and Response Directorate to the Preparedness 
Directorate.
    This Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program is funded 
from the fees assessed and collected from the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission licensees.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Analysis and Operations


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 520
FY 2006 Pending Request: --
Proposed Amendment: $311,180,000
Revised Request: $311,180,000

    (Insert the above bureau title and account headings 
Analysis and Operations and Operating Expenses and the 
appropriations language that follows immediately after the 
material under the heading ``Science and Technology'' on page 
520.)
    For the necessary expenses for information analysis and 
operations coordination programs and activities, as authorized 
by title II and section 882 of the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 (6 U.S.C. 121 et seq.), $311,180,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2007.)
    This amendment reflects the proposal to reorganize the 
Department of Homeland Security's IAIP Directorate. The 
resources requested would fund two new offices: the Office of 
Intelligence and Analysis and the Office of Operations 
Coordination.
    The funding requested would be provided from the following 
accounts: $104.5 million from IAIP's Management and 
Administration account; $195.4 million from IAIP's Assessments 
and Evaluations account; $8.4 million from the Departmental 
Operations, Office of the Secretary and Executive Management 
account for the Operational Integration Staff; and $2.9 million 
from the Office of the Under Secretary for Border and 
Transportation Security, Salaries and Expenses account.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


           Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection


                     MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 521-522
FY 2006 Pending Request: $204,005,000
Proposed Amendment: -$204,005,000
Revised Request: --

    (Delete the heading and the appropriations language under 
the above heading.)
    This change reflects the proposal to reorganize the IAIP 
Directorate into the Preparedness Directorate. The resources 
for the Preparedness Directorate that are currently part of 
IAIP will be consolidated into a single Preparedness Operations 
account.
    Of the total that was requested for IAIP's Management and 
Administration account, $97.7 million for infrastructure 
protection activities would become part of the Preparedness 
Directorate.
    Resource that were requested to this account for 
information analysis and the homeland security operations 
center ($104.5 million) would be moved into a new, separate 
account, Analysis and Operations, Operating Expenses.
    The remaining $1.8 million would move to Departmental 
Management, Departmental Operations, Office of the Secretary 
and Executive Management, as part of the Policy Office to 
support policy coordination activities.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


           Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection


                      ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATIONS

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 522
FY 2006 Pending Request: $669,240,000
Proposed Amendment: -$92,015,000
Revised Request: $577,225,000

    (Change the bureau title in the above heading to 
Preparedness Directorate and the heading to Preparedness 
Operations. In the appropriations language under the above 
title and heading, delete the words ``information analysis 
and''; insert including the Office of the Under Secretary for 
Preparedness, the Chief Medical Officer, and the National 
Capital Region coordinator, immediately following ``(6 U.S.C. 
121 et seq.),'' and, delete ``$669,240,000'' and substitute 
$577,225,000.)
    This amendment reflects the proposal to reorganize the IAIP 
Directorate into the Preparedness Directorate. The resources 
requested previously in IAIP for infrastructure protection 
programs and activities would be consolidated into a proposed 
Preparedness Operations account. Of the total amount requested 
previously, $473.9 million for infrastructure protection, cyber 
security, and emergency telecommunications activities would be 
part of the Preparedness Directorate. Additional funds provided 
from other accounts include: $97.7 million from the former IAIP 
Management and Administration account for infrastructure 
protection programs; $2.0 million from the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, Salaries and 
Expenses account for oversight; $1.1 million from Departmental 
Operations, Office of the Secretary and Executive Management 
for the National Capital Region Coordination Office; and $2.6 
million from Departmental Operations, State and Local Programs.
    Within the Preparedness Directorate, the offices and 
programs to be funded under this appropriation include: the 
Office of the Under Secretary for Preparedness ($17.8 million); 
Infrastructure Protection ($310.5 million); Cyber and 
Telecommunications ($245.8 million); the National Capital 
Region Coordinator ($1.1 million); and the Chief Medical 
Officer ($2.0 million).
    Of the resources requested in the FY 2006 Budget under this 
heading for information analysis and operations coordination 
programs and activities, $195.4 million is moved into a new 
bureau and account, Analysis and Operations, Operating 
Expenses.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                        Preparedness Directorate


                        U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 522-523
FY 2006 Pending Request: --
Proposed Amendment: $44,948,000
Revised Request: $44,948,000

    (Insert the above bureau title and account heading and the 
appropriations language that follows immediately after the 
material under the heading ``Assessments and Evaluations'' on 
page 522:
    For the necessary expenses of the U.S. Fire Administration, 
$44,948,000 (15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.; 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.).
    This proposal would move most of the funding ($40.4 
million) for the U.S. Fire Administration's training and 
technical assistance to the Nation's fire service to the 
Preparedness Directorate from the Emergency Preparedness and 
Response, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery 
account. The U.S. Fire Administration would remain a separate 
office, reporting to the Under Secretary. To improve visibility 
of training and assistance efforts, the program would now have 
a separate appropriation.
    This account will also incorporate the $4.5 million in 
funding for homeland security training for medical personnel 
provided by the Noble Training Center, requested in the FY 2006 
Budget in the Emergency Preparedness and Response, 
Administrative and Regional Operations account.
                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

FY 2006 Budget Appendix Page: 524-526
FY 2006 Pending Request: --
Proposed Amendment: Language
Revised Request: --

    (In the general provisions appropriations language, add the 
following new section after Section 518:
    Sec. 519. In transferring or assigning responsibilities or 
functions in accordance with the reorganization proposal, 
transmitted to the Congress on July 13, 2005, the Secretary of 
Homeland Security is authorized to transfer such records, 
personnel, assets, and balances as he deems necessary to 
accomplish the transfer or assignment. Any such transfers or 
assignments shall comply with section 1531 of title 31, United 
States Code.)
    This proposal would allow the DHS to administratively 
realign the personnel, assets, and balances of components at 
the start of the upcoming fiscal year. This technical 
adjustment will greatly simplify the budgetary and accounting 
impacts of the proposed reorganization.