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DHS Delays St. Elizabeths Construction, Says Plan Coming Oct. 1

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The Department of Homeland Security is delaying the construction of its new headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, Federal Times reports.

DHS officials told Federal Times the agency will release a new project itinerary by Oct. 1 which will aim to reduce future budget requests.

The nearly $4 billion project, managed by the General Service Administration, has already been delayed by five years as a result of funding cuts imposed by Congress.

Federal Times reported the original proposal came in at $3.34 billion and was scheduled for completion by fiscal 2016.

December projections elevated the price tag to around $3.96 billion and delayed completion until the end of 2021.

In fiscal 2012, GSA received $50 million out of the $217 million it requested for the project and said it would needed $460 million in fiscal 2013 to avoid further delays, Federal Times reported.

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