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House Panel-Approved FY 2020 DHS Spending Package Includes $2B for Cyber Agency

Jeff Brody

The House Appropriations Committee passed a bill to authorize approximately $2 billion in fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, reflecting a $408 million increase from the president’s budget request, FCW reported Tuesday.

"This 20% funding increase will help the new agency move faster to improve our cyber and infrastructure defense capabilities," said Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard (D-Calif.), chair of the House Appropriations’ homeland security subpanel.

The bill includes funding increase for several cyber programs at CISA such as the election security initiative, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Federal Domain Name System egress service and industrial control system cyber efforts. The $63.8 billion budget package for DHS includes $266 million in FY 2020 funds for the Customs and Border Protection, according to the report.

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