DOD FY 2012 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending
The Defense Department's FY 2012 budget proposal features $2.3 billion for improved cyber capabilities, according to figures released this afternoon. Key elements of that funding include $0.5 billion for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to invest in cyber technologies. Funding also will be provided to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for cyber identity, monitoring and enforcement.
The budget will increase funding for training cyber analysts, for improving Global Information Grid (GIG)-wide situational awareness, for developing pilot programs for supply chain risk management and for improving intrusion detection and analysis.
Future cyber spending includes $0.5 billion from FY 2012 through FY 2016 to plan, design, construct and outfit a Joint Operations Center for the U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland.