2009 Budget and Performance Summary

LAW ENFORCEMENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
(Dollars in thousands)

  TOTAL
  Pos. FTE Amount
       
2007 Enacted 19 19 89,198
       
2008 Enacted 19 19 74,260
       
2009 Request 19 19 121,651
       
Change 2009 from 2008 Enacted 0 0 47,391
       
Adjustments to Base      
       
Increases:      
2009 pay raise (2.9%) 0 0 54
2008 pay raise annualization (3.5%) 0 0 22
Retirement 0 0 1
Health Insurance 0 0 4
GSA Rent 0 0 8
Base Program Cost Adjustment 0 0 3,412
       
Subtotal Increases 0 0 3,501
       
Decreases:      
Change in Compensable Days 0 0 -10
       
Subtotal Decreases 0 0 -10
       
Total Adjustments to Base 0 0 3,491
       
Total Adjustments to Base and Technical Adjustments 0 0 3,491
       
2009 Current Services 19 19 77,751
       
Program Changes      
       

IWN Deployment

0 0 43,900
Total Changes 0 0 43,900
       
2009 Request 19 19 121,651
Change 2009 from 2008 Enacted 0 0 47,391

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(Dollars in thousands)

  2008 Enacted 2009 Current Services 2009 Request Total Program Changes
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
 
1. Tactical Law Enforcement Wireless Com 19 49 $ 74,260 19 19 $ 77,751 19 19 $ 121,651 0 0 $ 43,900
 
Total 19 49 74,260 19 19 77,751 19 19 121,651 0 0 43,900
 
Reimbursable FTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Grand Total 19 19 74,260 19 19 77,751 19 19 121,651 0 0 43,900
 
Resources will provide funding to support the Department of Justice's tactical law enforcement wireless (LEWC) communications, including efforts to make more efficient use of radio spectrum as required by U.S.C. 903(d)(1). Wireless communications efforts will address communications shortcomings in key strategic locations, such as along the northern and southern borders, and in cities or regions that are potential targets for terrorism. Requested resources will be allocated to: operations and maintenance requirements; investment in new, more efficient infrastructure and subscriber equipment; promotion of communications interoperability by federal law enforcement and homeland security personnel; support of existing legacy and mobile radio systems; and management and operating requirements of the Wireless Program Management Office.

LAW ENFORCEMENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(Dollars in thousands)

Program Offsets    
 
1. Integrated Wireless Network Development    
 
The LEWC requests $43.9 million for law enforcement wireless communications, which is vital to national security and to the life and safety of our law enforcement officers. The 9/11 Commission identified the inability of first responders to communicate with each other and recommended that this issue be addressed. These resources will employ a multi-pronged approach to providing tactical wireless communications capabilities for law enforcement personnel across the country. This request will provide $19.0 million to replace outdated legacy equipment with narrowband compliant technology for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The replacement of legacy equipment is an interim solution that will immediately improve communications and network security. The remaining $24.9 million is to implement the Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) in the Washington, DC area. The IWN will replace legacy stand alone component networks with a new and improved single network with better security, improved range, and enhanced interoperability features. The Department intends to implement IWN on a nationwide basis over a multi-year time frame.    
     
Total Program Changes