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Pentagon's cybersecurity plan calls for $23 billion through 2018

Bloomberg  |  Washington 

A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline calls for spending almost $23 billion through financial year 2018, as efforts are expanded on initiatives from protecting computer networks to developing offensive capabilities. The US Defense Department already has proposed $4.65 billion for such programmes in the financial year that begins October 1, an 18 per cent increase from the $3.94 billion budgeted this year. The five-year "cyber-expense" budget obtained by Bloomberg News calls for spending to remain elevated from past levels. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this month cited ...

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2013. 00:04 IST