Obama Seeks Big Boost in Cybersecurity Spending

Tuesday Feb 15th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff

The new budget proposal increases cybersecurity spending by 35% to reach $548 million.

Computerworld: President Obama's proposed budget includes big increases for spending on cybersecurity initiatives, presumably in part due to incidents related to the Stuxnet worm and WikiLeaks. According to Philip Coyle, associate director for national security, the total spent on cybersecurity next year would increase 35 percent to $548 million if the president's budget is passed.

The budget also calls for increased spending on science and technology initiatives in general. It proposes a $66.1 billion, or 11.6 percent, increase in spending for basic and applied research across all areas.

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