“The Department of Homeland Security’s budget request includes proposed funding changes to two federal cybersecurity programs run by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, while also previewing future investments CISA wants in order to improve its effectiveness.”
“CISA would receive $1.75 billion under President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget, released Feb. 10, a significantly reduction from the more than $2 billion in funding that the agency received from Congress in December.”
“Under the budget proposal, $1.1 billion would be allocated for DHS’ cybersecurity work, similar to last year’s budget request. Under the proposal, OMB wrote in budget documents, DHS could increase its number of network risk assessments from 1,800 to more than 6,500.”
“The FY21 proposal would boost funding for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, which allows federal agencies to monitor their networks for cyberthreats, taking FY20′s $232 million proposal up to $281.7 million.” Read the full article here.
Source: What’s in the DHS cyber agency’s budget request – By Andrew Eversden, February 12, 2020. Fifth Domain.