Biden proposed to allocate $11 billion for cybersecurity in 2023


The proposal presented this week by US President Joe Biden on the federal civil budget in the field of IT for 2023 increases the financing of the industry from $58.2 billion (this year) to $65.8 billion. Such a significant increase (by 11%) is the most significant increase in the budget allocated to IT in the last ten years, writes FedScoop.

In particular, $11 billion is proposed to be allocated for cybersecurity. Of this amount, $2.5 billion should be received by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is almost $500 million more than last year.

“Cyber threats have become a major risk to critical public services, and the current administration intends to eliminate the main problems and take steps to transform and modernize federal cybersecurity,” the bill prepared by Biden says.

In May 2021, the US president issued a decree amid concerns about threats to national security in connection with a cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline. The decree included strengthening the exchange of threat information between the government and the private sector, ensuring greater software security and standardizing incident response at the federal level.

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