[ISN] DHS wants budget to back cybersecurity efforts

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 04:30:30 -0500 (CDT)

By William Jackson
May 27, 2009

Department requests an addition $81 million for cybersecurity

Just how the Obama administration manages cybersecurity has yet to be 
laid out in detail, but the Homeland Security Department is expected to 
maintain an important role, and the department’s budget request for the 
coming fiscal year includes additional money for the job.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told the House Homeland Security 
Committee last month that the department is seeking an additional $75.1 
million to help it develop and deploy cybersecurity technologies to 
counter “ongoing, real-world national cyber threats.” Defensive tactics 
would include deploying “effective analysis and risk-mitigation 
strategies to detect and deter threats” across government.


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