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New Funding Bill Denies DHS Plan to Move $90M Cyber Research Funding to New Agency

Lawmakers denied a proposal to move nearly $90M in funding for cybersecurity research to the newly established Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security agency within the Department of Homeland Security, FCW reported Tuesday. Congress passed a new funding bill that would retain the budget at the Science and Technology Directorate at DHS. 

With the funding, lawmakers tasked S&T to launch a new test bed examining new cybersecurity technologies and to begin the Next Generation Cyber Infrastructure Apex project to support the financial services sector in protecting their systems and networks.

S&T also received $5.2M to continue its Data Analytics Engine to help DHS analyze big data for law enforcement, fraud detection, risk-based screening and other applications.

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