The Obama administration plans to boost U.S. spending on computer network security, including a 21 percent increase at the Pentagon, after reports of rising cyber attacks and electronic theft of secrets linked to China.
President Barack Obama yesterday proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The document, an opening bid in negotiations with Congress, recommends more than $13 billion for cybersecurity, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told reporters on a conference call.
“There’s hardly anything that the government’s doing new these days that doesn’t involve” information technology, VanRoekel said.
Pentagon spending on cybersecurity operations would jump to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2014 from $3.9 billion the prior year, Defense Comptroller Robert Hale told reporters yesterday.
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by Tactical-Life / Apr 12, 2013