Soldiers and Airmen training with the Cyber Yankee 2018 exercise prepare counter cyber-attacks to scenarios given them during the exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass., on June 2, 2018. (Massachusetts National Guard photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Laura Berry)

Which Cyber Priorities Didn’t Appear in the Pentagon’s Budget

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress in a Feb. 20 letter that the budget request for fiscal year 2021 did not include $106 million that his organization could still use, mostly as a way to better defend the Pentagon’s networks.

In a letter sent to Congress and obtained by Fifth Domain, Gen. Paul Nakasone outlined the command’s unfunded priorities list which includes $52.2 million for securing the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN).

This funding, spread between Cyber Command and Joint Force Headquarters-DoDIN, a subordinate headquarters responsible for global network defense, would go toward improving the Pentagon’s ability to secure, operate and defend the DoDIN.

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