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Committees approve more money for cybersecurity




Committees approve more money for cybersecurity
Committees approve more money for cybersecurity



http://www.fcw.com/online/news/152976-1.html 

By Ben Bain
FCW.com
June 26, 2008

The House and Senate Appropriations committees have approved different 
measures to fund the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2009, and 
each would provide more money for cybersecurity than the Bush 
administration requested.

The House bill, approved June 24, would spend $299 million on 
cybersecurity, while the Senate measure, approved June 19, would allot 
$319 million. The administration had requested $294 million for 
cybersecurity for fiscal 2009, compared with the enacted budget of $210 
million in fiscal 2008.

Overall, including cybersecurity, the House measure would provide $847 
million in funding for infrastructure protection and information 
security, while the Senate bill would spend $808 million, compared with 
the $841 million the administration requested.

Although both measures support the administration's proposed 
cybersecurity initiative, the committees added some requirements.

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