Monday, July 28, 2008

Cybersecurity Initiative

A very large request for funds is included in the 2009 intelligence budget for a program called the "Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative" or CNCI. Initially this massive program will protect government and military systems; but eventually, it is hoped to expand the system to support other institutions within the United States.

"A highly classified, multiyear, multibillion-dollar project, CNCI -- or "Cyber Initiative" -- is designed to develop a plan to secure government computer systems against foreign and domestic intruders and prepare for future threats. Any initial plan can later be expanded to cover sensitive civilian systems to protect financial, commercial and other vital infrastructure data".

Read the rest of the news article in "Cybersecurity Will Take A Big Bite of the Budget", The Washington Post, July 21, 2008.

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