Breakdown of DHS' IT funding for 2005
' Automation modernization: $449.9 million
Congress sent funds to the Border and Transportation Security Directorate, most of which will go to two customs IT projects: the Automated Commercial Environment, which gets $321.7 million, and the Integrated Trade Data System, which gets $16.7 million.
' Border and Transportation Security Directorate modernization: $43.8 million
Congress provided $39.6 million for IT modernization at the directorate's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and $4.2 million for computer forensics systems at the Cyber Crimes Center.
' Border system upgrades, including radio systems: $68 million
The Border Patrol plans to deploy upgraded technology to detect illegal traffic across the border [GCN, Aug. 30, Page 9].
' Financial systems: $49 million
Through its Electronically Managing Enterprise Resources for Government Effectiveness and Efficiency program, or Emerge2, DHS will merge more than 100 back-office systems. It awarded a contract last month to BearingPoint Inc. of McLean, Va. [GCN, Sept. 27, Page 7].
' Enterprise architecture and portal technology: $22 million
The CIO's office plans to issue the second version of the department's enterprise architecture by the end of October and plans to issue a proposal request by Dec. 31 for headquarters portal technology. The department's enterprise architecture funds fall into two accounts, both controlled by the CIO.
' Geospatial mapping: $8 million
Congress directed the department to create a new departmentwide geographic information system called E-GIS, to be coordinated by a Geospatial Management Office reporting to the CIO's Office.
' Human resources: $21 million
Congress slowed spending for this program, for which the department had requested $102.5 million.
' IT evaluation for the department's intranet and extranet: $12 million
The CIO's Office plans to consolidate its LAN and WAN operations.
' IT services and infrastructure upgrades: $109 million
The CIO's Office plans several upgrades to the department's systems infrastructure.
' Security activities: $31 million
The CIO's Office coordinates the department's IT security programs via its chief of IT security, Robert West, who oversees the activities of about 20 IT security offices.
' Terrorist watch list integration: $10 million
A substantial share of these CIO's Office funds will support DHS activities at the interagency Terrorist Screening Center.
' Transportation Worker Identification Credential: $15 million
Citing delays in prototyping and testing the smart identification cards for truck drivers and for airport and port workers, Congress sharply reduced this project from a planned level of up to $65 million.
' U.S. Visit: $340 million
The Border and Transportation Security Directorate will control these funds, keeping the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program close to its fiscal 2004 funding level.
' Wireless programs: $100 million
Congress provided funds to the CIO's Office in three accounts for wireless programs, including $11 million to the Science and Technology Directorate for the Safecom program.
Sources: Congress and Homeland Security Department