The General Services Administration would receive $261.5 million under the White House’s budget proposal to consolidate the Department of Homeland Security‘s headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in Southeast Washington.
GSA believes that it needs an additional $1 billion to finish the project, which is scheduled to complete by 2018 at the earliest, the Washington Business Journal reports.
Dan Tangherlini, GSA acting administrator, told reporters the fiscal 2014 year budget proposal would allow the DHS to pursue the second phase of the project, which would move the DHS secretary to St. Elizabeths.
Tangherlini added the plan to move the Coast Guard into St. Elizabeths is underway, according to the report by Daniel Sernovitz.
The proposal does not include funding to relocate the FBI from its current headquarters at the Hoover building, Sernovitz reports.