Obama requests funds to expand cyber training

It may seem no agency can escape the fiscal chopping block these days, but one budget that won’t see a cut anytime soon is cybersecurity.

President Obama has requested $166.5 million to fight computer crime over the next year, and Congress has approved every penny.

NextGov reports the spending — an increase off 11.2 percent over last year — is in response to a report by a Justice Department inspector general that one-third of FBI agents working on national security issues aren’t equipped to do their job. The funds are slated to expand training.

Online Chat: DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department’s director of mobile and security technology transformation lead, on April 10, at 1 p.m.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

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