Trump’s Budget Proposal to Significantly Boost Cybersecurity Funding

SIGNAL | March 16, 2017

The White House’s first federal budget blueprint unveiled Thursday seeks to fund the nation’s cybersecurity efforts by boosting budgets of the U.S. Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security—an initiative officials say will guard against the magnified threat landscape that is only getting worse.

The budget seeks $1.5 billion for the DHS that will help the government modernize federal computer networks that “can no longer sustain themselves,” White House homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert said a day earlier during Cyber Disrupt 2017, an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS.