Trump administration 2020 Fiscal budget offers extra for Cybersecurity related efforts

US administration under the leadership of Donald Trump has proposed a fiscal 2020 budget which calls for some pay cuts for non-defense agencies and rewards certain Cybersecurity related efforts with extra funding.

Thus, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy along with the Food & Drug Administration are all set to receive substantial funding from October 1st,2019. While 2 of the departments’ units from Health and Human Services which regulate health IT security and privacy matters- The Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for health IT would see a pay cut under the new budget proposed by the US President.

As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, over $1 billion of funding has been allotted for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity efforts. So, DHS is planning to increase its network risk assessments from 473 to 684 which includes assessment of state and local electoral systems.

News is out that the Department of Defense(DoD) is all set to get a $718 billion funding from the administration- a 5% addition from fiscal 2019 ordain level.

Furthermore, the DOD is also set to receive $9.6 billion in fiscal 2020 budget to enumerate 3 primary cyber missions- Defend the information and systems, guard the DOD’s network and support military commander objectives and defending the nation.

Most of the funding is said to be spent on modernizing agencies IT infrastructure to gather associated security benefits. The investment is said to grow the capabilities of US military cyber forces which includes elevation of United States Cyber Command.

Early next week, each and every federal agency is said to release a detailed fiscal breakdown from the budget.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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