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DHS HQ Project Facing Another Delay

A six-month continuing resolution recently passed by Congress will again delay construction of a new Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Southeast Washington, Federal Times reports.

According to Andy Medici’s story, the project will be pushed back at least five more years.

This comes nearly seven months after DHS announced a delay in order to form a new project itinerary.

Under the continuing resolution, the DHS was given $56 million for the $4 billion project and the requested budget for the program for fiscal year 2013 was $89 million.

DHS said that to avoid further delays and cost overruns on the DHS headquarters, the department and the General Services Administration needs at least $460 million in fiscal 2013, according to Medici’s report.

Medici cites DHS estimates, which the newspaper obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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