Trump asks for $3.3 billion for DHS cyber unit in next budget

President Donald Trump is requesting $3.3 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s FY2019 budget. The money is for DHS’ cyber unit, which is charged with defending federal computer networks and critical infrastructure. Here is how the funding would be distributed if Congress approves: More than $700 million to operate/support the department’s cybersecurity branch; about [...]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.