President Joe Biden is asking Congress for more money to protect federal civilian agencies from cyberattacks, although some critics say it’s not enough.
Biden’s 2023 budget request to Congress includes $10.9 billion for cybersecurity efforts at federal civilian agencies, up about 11% from the previous year. The $5.8 trillion Biden budget also includes $2.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an increase of nearly $500 million. It also includes a request for $175 million to improve the cyber resilience of privately owned critical infrastructure.
The cybersecurity portion of Biden’s