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2004 IT budget request focuses on homeland defense, cybersecurity

The Bush administration’s 2004 IT budget request will put the majority of funding increases into homeland defense and cybersecurity, a senior administration official said. Mark Forman today said homeland security, the war on terrorism and other modernization increases, and cybersecurity would account for more than $9.6 billion in the 2004 request. In all, the administration’s 2004 IT budget request would be $59 billion, an increase of 14 percent over the 2003 request, Forman, the Office of Management and Budget’s associate director for IT and e-government, said. Full Story

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