Pentagon wants a $3.2 billion cyber budget

Friday - 3/25/2011, 8:30am EDT

The Pentagon is asking for an additional $1.1 billion dollars for cybersecurity projects in their revised 2012 budget proposal. DoD had initially asked for $2.3 billion in the budget proposal released by the White House last month. NextGov reports more programs are being reclassified as cybersecurity related, prompting the request for additional funding. The Pentagon's $3.2 billion cyber budget proposal is three times what the Homeland Security Department is asking for to manage civilian cybersecurity programs.

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