Bush’s tech budget favors Homeland Security Dept.
The Department of Homeland Security would receive the biggest boost in technology spending among top-level federal departments under the president’s $2.8 trillion budget proposal for 2007. If Congress ultimately approves the president’s request, which he made public earlier this month, the department’s slice of the information technology allotment would jump more than 21 percent, to about $4.4 billion. According to a report released Thursday morning by government research firm Input, the additional $772 million proposed for the agency represents nearly half of the overall new IT spending proposed for next year. Full Story