Selected Examples of Wasteful Homeland Security Spending


  • $200,000 for Project Alert, a school-based drug prevention program
  • $7,100,000 for forensic support and grants to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • $100,000 for the Child Pornography Tipline
  • $10,000,000 to Intercity Bus Security to improve security for operators and passengers by providing bus security enhancements and training to bus companies and others
  • $22,000,000 to the trucking industry security program to promote security awareness among all segments of the commercial motor carriers and transportation community
  • $2.5 billion for "highway security," which consists of building and improving roads
  • $50,000,000 to provide an exercise program that meets the intent of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
  • $38 million to fully cover all remaining fire claims from the Cerro Grande Fire in New Mexico
  • $20,000,000 to renovate the Nebraska Avenue Headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security
  • $500,000 for a homeland security program at the Morehead State University Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy
  • $22,800 for Mason County, Washington, to buy six radios that are incompatible with county radios
  • $30,000 for a Tennessee high school to have a defibrillator on hand for a basketball tournament
  • $98,000 for on training courses by the Tecumseh, Michigan, fire department–that no one attended
  • $557,400 to North Pole, an Alaska town of 1,570 people, for homeland security rescue and communications equipment