MeriTalk: CISA Gets $856 Million in Homeland Security Committee Amendment

“The House Homeland Security Committee will mark up its portion of the legislative language for the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill tomorrow, but the released text of the chairman’s amendment to the bill shows that Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., proposes to give the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) $856 million to fund various programs and operations expenses.

Among the funding is $400 million for CISA to implement President Biden’s cyber executive order (EO), $210 million for general operations, and $100 million to fund the creation of a cybersecurity education and training program.

Compliance with President Biden’s cyber EO includes implementing a variety of programs and directives, and the $400 million would help fund the implementation of such. Among the directives the funding could be used for includes endpoint detection and response, implementing multi-factor authentication, securing cloud systems, and improved logging…” Read the full article here.

Source: CISA Gets $856 Million in Homeland Security Committee Amendment – By Lamar Johnson, September 13, 2021. MeriTalk.

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