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Cyber Programs Highlighted in Senate Appropriations FY 2015 Blueprint

CyberStockThe Senate Appropriations Committee has unveiled a bill that includes fiscal year 2015 budgets for cybersecurity programs at the departments of Commerce and Justice and at the National Science Foundation, FCW reported Monday.

Adam Mazmanian writes the commerce, justice, science bill would allocate funding for DOJ to hire nine additional attorneys to oversee cyber crime prosecutions.

Lawmakers proposed $15 million to back private-public cyber initiatives at a Maryland center of excellence run by DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to FCW.

Senate’s CJS appropriations blueprint also includes $16.5 million for the NIST’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace research project, Mazmanian writes.

FCW reports the National Science Foundation would get $159 million to launch cyber research grant programs and another $45 million to train new federal cyber professionals.

The bill also supports the Census Bureau‘s proposed migration to an enterprise data collection and processing system, according to Mazmanian’s article.

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