Multi-billion dollar DHS project may never be finished


The future of a multi-billion dollar United States Department of Homeland Security project a decade in the making is up in the air, according to new reports.A massive DHS compound under construction on the southeast side of Washington, DC was initially expected to be completed by 2015 at a cost of under $3 billion. But according to a report in the Washington Post this week, the endeavor is grossly over budget and at this rate may never be built as expected.Announced in 2004 after the creation of DHS, the project was billed as the capital region’s largest planned construction project since the Department of Defense headquarters were established at the Pentagon decades earlier. Ten years later, however, and the Post reports that the facility is now expected to be completed no sooner than 2026, and at a cost of $4.5 billion—or 50 percent more than originally planned.

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