April Homeland Security Budget Update
February 4, 2018

Ferox Strategies partners with CT Strategies on new Homeland Security Budget Update

Lucia Alonzo

Chief of Staff

Expert in appropriations, homeland security, transportation


On March 23, President Trump reluctantly signed into law the FY 2018 omnibus  averting a shutdown and keeping the federal government running through September 30, 2018. President Trump was very frustrated with the omnibus's failure to deliver $25 billion for his promised southern border wall and an immigration enforcement surge. Despite Trump's frustration, the omnibus delivered a $5.3 billion funding increase to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including massive investments in border infrastructure, staffing at ports of entry, technology like non-intrusive inspection equipment (NII), and anti-opioid equipment. 

Ferox Chief of Staff Lucia Alonzo has partnered with our friends at CT Strategies to launch a new monthly Budget Update. In this first update, we examine the FY 2018 omnibus for its impact on the homeland security sector, and what the political tug-of-war over the package might mean next year. 

Read The Update