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Trump Budget Adds $61 Million for FBI Cybercrime-Fighting Efforts

The President's 2018 budget blueprint includes a focus on cybersecurity with $1.5 billion for Homeland Security and $50 billion for Defense.

The Trump administration has proposed allotting an extra $61 million in its 2018 budget to the FBI and the Justice Department to strengthen their fight against terrorists and cybercriminals, Cyberscoop reports.

The budget blueprint appears to support beefing up government cybersecurity. White House homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert said: "Federal networks at this point can no longer sustain themselves. We cannot tolerate indefensible technology, antiquated … hardware and software."

The blueprint proposes $1.5 billion spending for the US Department of Homeland Security for improving defense against hackers, with a call for better understanding between sectors on information- and threat-intelligence sharing, and cyber defense. The Department of Defense may see a $50 billion budget to boost US military capabilities.

Read full story on Cyberscoop.

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