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7 funding priorities in the Pentagon’s cyber budget

The Department of Defense’s budget request for 2020 totals $750 billion, with $2.8 billion intended for the improvement of cyber capabilites. That figure can be broken down into two sums, $2 billion for research and development (R&D) and $843 million for procurement funding.

The department has highlighted seven priorities for its cyber budget, namely:

  • End point management;
  • Identity, credential, and access management (ICAM);
  • Insider threat security;
  • Secure application development;
  • Cross-domain security to include mission partner networks;
  • Supply chain risk management; and
  • Encryption.

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