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20 March 2017
Trump gives Department of Homeland Security more for cyber security but US needs to upgrade government IT systems, says security adviser
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will spend $1.5 billion on cyber security out of the extra $2.8 billion granted in Donald Trump’s first budget. But the US government may be planning a long-term investment of $90 billion in IT systems.
The budget, called America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again, also awards the Department of Defense $52 billion.
According to analysis from the US, much of the extra spending will go on aircraft, drones and missiles. The threatened Mexico wall has been granted an initial $2.6 billion, substantially more than the cyber security increase.
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