Mark Everson said Congress may order the agency to provide its own tax preparation services.
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If request is granted, supplemental spending would be equal to more than half of the regular fiscal 2007 defense budget.
Paul Schneider would replace Janet Hale, who was credited with helping unite the 22 legacy agencies and 180,000 workers that formed the department.
Administrator cites understaffing in the sciences and says he would like to hire 60 employees.
About 90 senior executives at acquisition training facility will be taught the program by the end of the year.
DHS official plans to embed intelligence officers at 18 “fusion centers” by October 2007, and at all such centers within another year.
Democratic takeover could, however, trigger musical chairs in committee leadership.