White House Develops $19B Cybersecurity Action Plan

The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy meant to help agencies, companies and individuals bolster defense of their computer systems and sensitive data, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Sara Sorcher writes President Barack Obama’s proposed $19 billion cybersecurity budget for fiscal 2017 includes $3.1 billion for government information technology modernization efforts as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. “We’re going to prioritize applications in federal agencies that have a high cybersecurity challenge,” U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott was quoted as saying. The White House also plans to appoint a federal chief information security officer to coordinate data security efforts at civilian agencies, Sorcher reports. According to the Washington … Continue reading White House Develops $19B Cybersecurity Action Plan