Pentagon Five-Year Cybersecurity Plan Seeks $23 Billion

June 10, 2013

A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline calls for spending almost $23 billion through fiscal 2018, as efforts are expanded on initiatives from protecting computer networks to developing offensive capabilities.

The Defense Department already has proposed $4.65 billion for such programs in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, an 18 percent increase from the $3.94 billion budgeted this year. The five-year “cyber-expense” budget obtained by Bloomberg News calls for spending to remain elevated from past levels.

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