"The President's FY 2006 budget request includes a total of $41.1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security. This is an increase in total budgetary authority of 7 percent over the enacted FY 2005 funding, excluding Project BioShield, and clearly demonstrates the Administration's continued commitment to making further improvements in the nation's homeland security. Among the operating entities with significant budgetary increases are Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a 13.5 percent increase) and the U.S. Coast Guard (an increase of more than 9 percent, adjusting for transferred programs). The budget also streamlines screening programs, increasing resources for these activities under a new screening office by 68 percent. DHS has made great strides since it was established in March 2003 and continues to move forward to unify the defense of our homeland. We have continued to integrate 22 distinct agencies and bureaus, each with its own employees, mission and culture into a single, unified Department whose mission is to secure the homeland. Our security requires coordination and a focused effort across all levels of government and throughout our nation to create synergy and new capabilities. The Budget includes several key initiatives that demonstrate how we are continuing to tear down stove-pipes and coordinate key security and operational issues across DHS and the government. Such integration must occur at the regional and local levels, close to the frontline."
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