The White House has released its budget proposal for fiscal 2014 which includes $13 billion of a total $3.8 trillion in spending for cybersecurity programs, according to a Bloomberg article.
US Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said the White House proposal includes a large amount of spending on cyber because the government uses information technology for many of its processes.
Defense Comptroller Robert Hale said the Pentagon’s cybersecurity budget would increase from $3.9 billion last year to fiscal 2014’s proposed $4.7 billion.
The Pentagon’s spending plan includes creation of cybersecurity offense and defense teams and a joint programs center with the US Cyber Command.
The proposal of spending $13 billion on cybersecurity is around $1 billion more than current levels.