NextGen funding at the Federal Aviation Administration would drop from $901 million to $836 million under the Transportation Department's budget proposal for fiscal 2015.
Scientific and technical research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology would get a nearly $30 million boost under the White House's spending proposal for the coming fiscal year.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration requests $51 million in discretionary appropriations in the White House budget proposal for the next federal fiscal year.
Details so far on a proposed "federal cyber campus" contained within the White House budget proposal are scarce, beyond a few offhand references.
The military says it needs $5.1 billion in appropriations this coming fiscal year to fully support cyberspace operations, of the offensive and defensive variety.
The federal information technology spending proposal for the coming fiscal year totals approximately $79 billion.
The proposed Homeland Security Department cybersecurity budget for the coming federal fiscal year amounts to $1.25 billion, show budget documents released today. DHS over the course of the Obama administration has assumed an increasingly central role in securing federal networks and in urging private sector companies considered to be "critical infrastructure" into better cybersecurity practices.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would receive a total budget authority of $5.44 billion under the White House budget proposal released today. Current year spending is $5.18 billion.
Two Office of Management and Budget officials spoke March 4 about the Obama administration's management agenda in the coming fiscal year as detailed in the fiscal 2015 budget proposal.
The White House fiscal 2015 budget request designates $3.9 billion for the Office of Information and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department. In nominal terms, that's a $2 billion increased from the estimated current year amount of $3.7 billion.
The Obama administration in its fiscal 2015 request proposes erasing the e-gov fund as a stand-alone pot of money and requests $20 million for a fund controlled by the federal chief information officer.
The federal information technology spending proposal for the coming fiscal year totals $79.1 billion, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Tuesday during a call with reporters. It includes $35.4 billion for the Defense Department and $43.7 billion for civilian agencies. As always with OMB calculations about federal IT spending, that figure doesn't account for classified spending.
A new electric grid industry group with support from Congress could help protect the grid against cyber attacks, says a report published Friday by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
The National Security Agency might scale back its storage of phone call data, NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander suggested during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Feb. 27. While he did not go into detail about this alternative, only storing data that is "predicated on a terrorist communication" would be a departure for the Obama administration, which has defended bulk collection as a necessary practice.
Auditors say the Federal Aviation Administration's enterprise architecture is limited as a strategic planning tool guiding air traffic control modernization efforts known as NextGen.
The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs lack credibility when they say their separate pursuit of electronic health record systems modernization is cheaper than a single EHR would have been, says the Government Accountability Office. A Feb. 27 report from the legislative watchdog also shows how promises of close cooperation in health IT the two departments made during the termination of a program to develop a joint system have been significantly undermined.
Surveillance by the National Security Agency is costing the United States in terms of direct costs to American taxpayers to run the programs, costs to the American Internet industry, costs to foreign relations work and costs to Internet security, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive of the New America Foundation. But pegging a dollar value on it is a difficult exercise, said panelists during a Feb. 25 event hosted by the think tank in Washington, D.C.
Cyber vulnerabilities in the commercial energy sector have the potential to directly affect military operations even aside from installations' almost near-total reliance on the private sector for electricity, says a security researcher.
Schools and school districts should start with an inventory of all the online educational services they use, the guidance says. It also urges them to establish policies for evaluating online services before schools agree to use them.
The Defense Department isn't always accurate in its contribution to a federal website purporting to catalog major information technology programs, their current status and risk rating, acknowledged a senior Pentagon official.