Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Concerned By Cyber Threat, The White House Seeks Big Increase In Funding

Maybe the age old tactic of throwing money at a problem might work in this case. Who knows? I mean, they've done a bang-up job so far, why not give them more money. roll eyes (sarcastic) Given the opportunity, how would you guys beef up our nation's cybersecurity?

In his fiscal 2017 budget proposal, Obama asked for $19 billion for cyber security across the U.S. government, an increase of $5 billion over this year. While the White House's overall fiscal plan faces tough going in the Republican-controlled Congress, increased cyber security funding has won bipartisan support of lawmakers in the past. The request comes as the Obama administration has struggled to address the growing risk posed by criminals and nation states in the digital world.