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.
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The Department of Defense wants to spend $11.6 million in fiscal year 2021 to buy systems that would help cyber operators perform “hunt forward” missions, where teams deploy to other countries to stop malicious cyber activity.
One of the early winners in the Department of Defense’s cyber budget request for fiscal year 2021 is the Joint Cyber Command and Control (JCC2) program, which aims to provide commanders with enhanced situational awareness and assist in battle management as it relates to cyber.