Obama requests funds to expand cyber training

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 6:37pm EST

It may seem no agency can escape the fiscal chopping block these days, but one budget that won't see a cut anytime soon is cybersecurity.

President Obama has requested $166.5 million to fight computer crime over the next year, and Congress has approved every penny.

NextGov reports the spending — an increase off 11.2 percent over last year — is in response to a report by a Justice Department inspector general that one-third of FBI agents working on national security issues aren't equipped to do their job. The funds are slated to expand training.

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