White House asks for $548 million in cybersecurity R&D funding

February 16, 2011
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via InfoSecurity

The Obama administration is proposing to spend $548 million on cybersecurity research and development (R&D) in FY 2012, a 35% increase from the amount spent in FY 2010.

According to a slide presentation by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the FY 2012 cybersecurity R&D and education spending request includes: new National Science Foundation programs in the science of cybersecurity and game-changing research; increased Department of Energy investment in industrial control-system cybersecurity; new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiatives in information assurance, survivability, security by design, and insider threat mitigation; and support for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and the National Strategy for Trusted Identifies in Cyberspace.

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