2016 Budget Analysis for the Department of Homeland Security AffairsNameInstitutional AffiliationDate
The United States Department of Homeland Security is responsible for maintaining public security. The state missions of the department include border security, cyber security, prevention and management of disasters, immigration and customs and border security. It was formed in response to the September 11 attacks that occurred in the United States. It, therefore, protects the United States within and outside its bordersCITATION Wil16 l 1033 (William & Barbara, 2016). The DHS is the third largest department that is found in the cabinet after the Department of Defense and the other of Veteran Affairs. It has more than 240,000 employees CITATION USD l 1033 (DHS Department, 2016). This complex mission of ensuring that there is security in the United States means that the department needs to be allocated adequate resources so that it can able to carry out its objectives in a convenient manner.
Analysis of the Budget Process and Format.
In the fiscal year of 2016, the department was allocated $ 64.9 billion in the total budget authority. $ 41.2 billion was also allocated to the net discretionary funding. The amount that was spent on the Gross Discretionary funding is $ 51.9 billionCITATION USD l 1033 (DHS Department, 2016). Discretionary fees cover $4.0 billion. The Disaster Relief Fund is provided separately meaning that it is not incl...