Homeland Security

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.

  • Report September 27, 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.

  • Report August 1, 2007

    CBO examines the federal reinsurance program established by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act and analyzes options that may prove relevant as the Congress considers reauthorizing the program a second time.