H.R. 4061 calls out the National Science Foundation and NIST in particular, to bolster cybersecurity research and enhance data asset protection schemas. The Office of Management and Budget states that Federal security agencies spend roughly 10% of their IT infrastructure budget on cybersecurity or roughly $6 billion per year.
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The funding to support research of cybersecurity initiatives is a welcome sight and well-timed with the increase in cyberattacks from Chinese and Iranian sources. The expectation is, and should be, that any significant physical attack on the United States will be coordinated with a significant attack on our information infrastructure.
Hopefully the funding and political stamina will continue to flow as cyber threats to our nation continue to evolve.