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How the Trump Budget Would Fund Cybersecurity

May 24, 2017

The Donald Trump administration, in its proposed fiscal year 2018 budget, outlines steps it contends would strengthen the U.S. federal government’s information systems, even as it would cut some cybersecurity spending at specific agencies.

At the heart of the budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 is a proposal to spend $1.5 billion on cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, part of an overall DHS budget slated to grow by 7.1 percent next year. The federal budget – unveiled May 23 by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney – also proposes to allot $228 million to modernize the government’s information technology.

The budget also calls for increases in cybersecurity-related spending at the FBI and Justice Department, as well as cuts at the State Department, the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology….SOURCE

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