This bill would require the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to report to Congress on the DHS headquarters consolidation project with details on timelines and cost estimates.
Plans to build a headquarters to bring DHS operations and
most of its employees under one roof have been in place since 2006.
Projected costs for a facility at the time were around $3.45 billion.
However, the project has faced cost overruns and delays, as it is now anticipated to cost closer to $4.5 billion. More money also means more time — the completion date for this project has been pushed back from the end of fiscal year 2016 to 2026.
Under this bill, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) would also have to review the DHS's project cost estimates and schedules and report its findings to Congress.