President Obama’s fiscal 2010 budget is set to significantly increase the funding 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.
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.