Five DHS 2012 budgetary requests for “preventing terrorism and enhancing security”

Five CDC 2012 budgetary requests to improve “chronic disease prevention and health promotion”

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Note: These numbers reflect only a sample of the total budget items from each department

$105.2 Million

for advanced imaging technology and related equipment and management, which “is critical to address the current threat by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats—including weapons, explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing”


$125.7 Million

for 900 canine teams “to complement passenger checkpoint screening at airports, assist in air cargo screening and enhance security in the mass transit environment”


$150 Million

to start construction of a national bio and agro defense facility (NBAF). This biosafety level 3 & 4 lab promises to “lead to the development of vaccines and antivirals and enhanced diagnostic capabilities for protecting our country from numerous foreign animal and emerging diseases”


$236.9 Million

to fund 3,336 behavior detection officers, who provide “an additional layer of security in airports by providing a non-intrusive means of identifying individuals who may pose a risk of terrorism or criminal activity”


$273 Million

for explosive detection systems for “state-of-the-art explosive detection systems for checked baggage”


$349 Million

for emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases to help “prevent and control infectious diseases through activities such as surveillance, outbreak investigations, and support for epidemiology”


$221 Million

for Community Transformation Grants that support “investments to reduce tobacco use, increase physical activity, increase healthy nutrition, and reduce the severity and impact of chronic diseases among adults and youth”


$168 Million

for injury prevention and control “to reduce premature deaths, disability, and medical costs associated with injuries and violence, such as motor vehicle safety”


$161.2 Million

for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Grant Program


$79 Million

to minimize tobacco use through media campaigns and improved quit hotlines as well as “through legislative, regulatory, and educational arenas”