“Build Back Better” Provides $500 Million for Cybersecurity

CISA to fund mitigation, training, cloud infrastructure among other projects.

On Friday, in a vote of 220-213, the House approved a version of the Build Back Better package that allocates $500 million of the nearly $2 trillion legislation to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. That amount will give CISA $100 million to use for risk mitigation, $100 million for training, $50 million for cloud architecture, and the rest for multiple programs across the country.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said on Friday that the bill “invests in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to help State and local governments develop secure and resilient critical infrastructure networks by, among other things, accelerating State and local governments’ transition to the .gov domain and increasing capacity to hire network defenders,” Representative Thompson said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials of CISA as they use these funds to help better protect the United States.
  • For Chairman Thompson as he heads the Homeland Security Committee.
  • That the funding would be used wisely and efficiently.

Sources: The Hill, The Republic Monitor


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