House approves $2.8 billion to bolster cybersecurity efforts
Posted On July 23, 2021
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The House Appropriations Committee is approving $2 billion in cybersecurity assistance to combat cybersecurity threats across the federal government.
The bipartisan measure includes $500 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide grants to states to strengthen their networks, as well as $300 million to states and localities to create and expand cybersecurity capacity.
The measure also directs the Commerce Department to establish a cybersecurity office within FEMA to advise the agency on best practices and training for agencies that deal with cyber threats.
The bill also gives $1 billion to establish and expand a National Cybersecurity Center, which will be responsible for developing policies and best practices for cybersecurity in the U. S. homeland.