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U.S. House Appropriators OK $15.6B in Cybersecurity Funding

The funds will be split between the Defense Department and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency to help U.S. cyber defenses.

According to Government Technology, house appropriators in June finished marking up a dozen spending bills for fiscal 2023 that would altogether provide at least $15.6 billion for cybersecurity efforts across federal departments and agencies.

The largest chunk of cybersecurity spending, $11.2 billion, would go to the Defense Department, followed by $2.9 billion for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA.

CISA would get $417 million more than the White House requested, and the Pentagon appropriations would match the administration’s request.

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