Bloomberg: Speaking at the RSA conference, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said the Department of Defense is asking for $500 million to spend researching cybersecurity technologies. "The Pentagon will also provide seed capital for companies to develop dual-use technologies that serve our cyber security needs, Lynn said. Cyber defense is not a military mission, like defending our airspace, where the sole responsibility lies with the military.
He added, The overwhelming percentage of our nations critical infrastructure -- including the Internet itself -- is largely in private hands. It is going to take a public-private partnership to secure our networks.