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Report Assesses DHS FY 2014 Budget Landscape

DHSlogoA new Research and Markets report says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not be immune to budget pressures in fiscal year 2014 due to sequestration.

The two DHS agencies that have the largest fiscal 2014 budget requests are Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to the report published Friday.

CBP wants to fund technologies intended to detect and assess illegal border crossings.

Research and Markets says contracts for the billion-dollar Integrated Fixed Tower program could be awarded in the next two months.

TSA wants to invest in aviation security through personnel and technology against threats and the agency is currently processing bids for full-body scanners with advanced imaging technology.

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) won the largest share of DHS contracts in fiscal year 2012, followed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI).

A Senate amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act would give DHS a budget increase through 2023 if passed.

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