Robert Hale,Â Defense Department comptroller, said the Pentagonâs $5 billion proposed budget for cybersecurity will be routed to the various components of its cyber operations plan, the Federal TimesÂ reported Tuesday.
Amber Corrin writes that Hale reporters that a majority of the money will be spent on operations, offense and defense, information assurance and infrastructure, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and other research and development efforts.
Hale said there are no specific programs that come under the allocation.
âWe tried to capture it all, but Iâd say thereâs a gray area here in what counts as cyber,â he said at a DoD press briefing.
The Air Force captured one of the bigger outlays with $67 million for its activities connected to the U.S. Cyber Command, up from $38 million the previous year.
The Defense Information Systems Agencyâs cybersecurity initiative lost half of its procurement dollars but gained $13.3 million to purchase under the Joint Information Enterprise, which received zero funding last year.