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DoD Aims to Boost Cybersecurity Spending

Chuck Hagel
Chuck Hagel

The U.S. Defense Department plans to increase the budget for cybersecurity infrastructures in 2014 as part of efforts to address the growing cyber threat landscape, the American Forces Press Service reported June 20.

Karen Parrish writes Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has identified several challenges to defense such as invisible attacks, difficulty in tracking the source and criminal activities.

Hagel told the press service that he and President Barack Obama requested Congress enact a spending hike on cyber technologies in their 2014 budget proposal.

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The defense secretary added that part of the solution to cyber attacks is collaborating with international counterparts to develop a unified strategy, the report said.

Hagel said cyber threats put the economy, technology and critical infrastructures at risk, the American Forces Press Service reports.

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