The Obama administration is seeking substantial budget increases to shore up cybersecurity protections at federal agencies and proposing a new funding scheme to help pay for badly needed upgrades for some of the ancient IT systems gathering cobwebs in government.
Those are some of the big-ticket items in the fiscal 2017 budget released by the White House Feb. 9, the last of Barack Obama’s presidency. In recent years, the annual budget release has come to be seen as a “dead-on-arrival” presidential wish list and not the starting point for serious budget negotiations.
Still, the annual budget blueprint contains the …read more
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