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2010 Budget Likely to Increase Funding to Cybersecurity

President Obama’s fiscal 2010 budget is set to significantly increase the dhsfunding allocated to cybersecurity. In the budget request released on May 7, the Department of Homeland Security asked for $918 million to support the Office of Infrastructure Protection, $400 million of which will be spent on expanding the national cybersecurity protection program. This represents an increase of $87.2 million over the fiscal 2009 budget.

Janet Napolitano - DHS
Janet Napolitano - DHS

Additionally, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has allocated $37.2 million of the Department’s budget to cybersecurity research, an increase of $6.6 million. Read the Department’s press release.

Finally, the National Science Foundation has alloted $126.7 million to fund cyrbersecurity research, with a focus on usability and privacy. Read the Foundation’s press release.

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