CYBERCOM requests budget boost amid 'defend forward' operations; increases contracting actions

By Justin Doubleday / March 9, 2020 at 4:35 PM
U.S. Cyber Command is seeking a $42 million increase to its budget in fiscal year 2021 as it ramps up “defend forward” operations targeting adversaries on networks based abroad. The command also last year reached the spending limit of its relatively new acquisition authorities. CYBERCOM is requesting $638 million as part of the Pentagon’s FY-21 budget, according to written testimony submitted by Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of CYBERCOM, for a House Armed Services Committee intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities...

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