The White House, in a $2.6 billion increase from last year is requesting over $9.6 billion for the Department of Defense cyber activities in fiscal 2020.
The request will fund support DoD’s three primary missions:
- Network Information Systems
- Military Commander Objectives
- Defending the Nation
This will provide necessary funds to support the U.S. military cyber forces (including the recently elevated US Cyber Command.)
Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Cyber Command, provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee written testimony in February that said this fiscal year the command was executing a budget totaling roughly $610 million.
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