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‘Sophisticated’ Cyber Adversaries Countered in Biden Budget

March 28, 2022, 3:03 PM

Citing a strategic shift toward protecting federal infrastructure against hacks, President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to boost funding for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Biden’s fiscal 2023 budget proposes $2.5 billion for CISA, a Department of Homeland Security agency focused on protecting U.S. systems and infrastructure against cyber and physical threats.

The budget said it would help agencies “guard against sophisticated adversaries.”

The request is a $486 million increase compared to the fiscal 2021 spending level, which agencies were operating under with some adjustments until passage of this month’s fiscal 2022 spending law.

The funding will facilitate ...