May 20, 2013
Homeland security is chiefly concerned with preventing terrorist attacks, minimizing the consequences of such attacks, and speeding recovery from terrorist attacks that do occur. That broad mandate includes aviation and border security, emergency response, anticounterfeiting measures, the protection of federal infrastructure, and cybersecurity. CBO analyzes policy proposals in these areas.
Sep 2012 - The Administration has proposed a budget of $69 billion for activities related to homeland security in 2013; 90 percent would be concentrated in the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Justice.