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House Panel Approves DHS Bill and allots Funding for Cybersecurity

House Panel Approves DHS Bill and allots Funding for Cybersecurity
The Silicon Review
01 July, 2021

The Committee in the House has now approved a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the related subcommittee with $2.42 billion for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. As the cybersecurity threats are increasing, the country is facing many changes; the missions and investments of the Department of Homeland Security are to adapt and respond quickly. This bill will be making historic investments in cyber and infrastructure security.

The bill will include funding to deal with contentious immigration issues and other things such as defending the US against Russian aggression in the Arctic, making $52.81 billion available to the DHS in discretionary funding. It is reported that a total of $934 million more than for 2021 will be available. Roughly a third of that increase—$397.4 will boost CISA, DHS's newest agency.

The Committee members of the House have stated that they are thrilled that the Appropriations Committee is allocating a sum of $2.42 billion for CISA, which is the nation's premier cybersecurity agency, in line with the Solarium Commission's recommendation. The bill investments will prevent cyberattacks and root out cyber intrusions.