Originally published: March 9, 2011
Last updated: March 9, 2011 - 9:45pm
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano is urging federal lawmakers to boost DHS funding for fiscal 2012, citing the need to keep pace with emerging and evolving security threats.
Napolitano’s 2012 budget proposal includes significant funding for cyber-security initiatives, including:
- $233.6 million for development of the Einstein 3 program designed to prevent infiltration of government information systems;
- $40.9 million for network assessments in federal agencies;
- $24.5 million for cyber-security education and training;
- $1.3 million to help DHS work with the Department of Defense and National Security Agency; and
- $18 million for research and development in the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.
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