The US administration requested $9.8 billion for cyber operations in next year’s budget for the Department of Defense, a data that confirms the strategic importance of the fifth domain of the warfare for the US Government
The amount requested for the Department of Defense in the “DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal” is nearly the same one
The budget was released on February 10, it requests $9.8 billion for fiscal year 2021 on cyber activities, while the previous budget was about $9.6 billion in the fiscal year 2020.
The investments of the US administration in the Cyberspace Domain ($9.8 billion) include:
– Artificial Intelligence – $841 million
– Cloud – $789 million
Below the details for every single item:
♦ $5.4 billion for
♦ $3.8 billion for operations. This investment would cover offensive and defensive operations and support the implementation of the Cyber Strategy by funding programs and activities. The budget includes:
The document includes another $2.2 billion to support the Cyber Mission Forces.
DoD Budget Request is available here.