US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency gets a meager increase in Biden’s budget

President Joe Biden’s administration has proposed a $110 million increase in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s budget.

With the passage of the nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan and an infrastructure bill with a price tag of $2.4 trillion (and a forthcoming jobs plan that will cost $2 trillion), it is a number that critics say is too meager, given the range of cyberattacks that federal agencies face.

Biden’s proposed $1.5 trillion 2022 discretionary spending budget includes $2.1 billion for the CISA, an increase of about 5.6% over its budget allocated by Congress for the last year. The CISA’s budget previously got a
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