Budget would boost cybersecurity spending

Tuesday - 2/15/2011, 9:30am EST

Cybersecurity efforts are also expected to get a boost under the president's new budget. The proposed spending would fund the FBI, allowing it to hire 42 people to investigate computer intrusions, including those by cyber-terrorists and nation states. It would also fund 73 new positions to expand national security investigations. Information Week reports that the budget calls for $2.3 billion in new and ongoing spending on operational cybersecurity. It also includes $110 million to support the operations at the military's new Cyber Command.

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