Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Seeks to Increase FY15 Cyber Funding

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request will provide a funding increase for cyber intelligence, reconnaissance and security programs, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Jordain Carney writes Hagel will offer a preview of the department’s 2015 budget request on Monday.

“We are adjusting our asset base and our new technology,” Hagel said during a Q&A session at a Congregation Beth El-hosted event in Bethesda, Md., according to the article.

“Of course, it’s going to shift the proprieties and the balance of forces, and where you invest your money to be able to ensure readiness for your forces, capability, … and capacity,” he added, Nextgov reports.

Pentagon officials have said they would seek a base budget of $542 billion for the next fiscal year, according to Carney.

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