To Achieve President Obama’s Proposed Cut in Federal IT Spending – While Strengthening InfoSec – the Answer Lies in the Cloud.
Author: TalaTek; Published: Feb 22, 2012; Category: Cloud Computing, Compliance, Continuous Monitoring, Cyber-security, Federal Contractor, FedRAMP, Information Security; Tags: Compliance, Continuous Monitoring, Cybersecurity, DHS, FedRAMP, Information Security; No Comments
A recent GovInfoSecurity.com article indicated that President Obama’s election-year budget calls for the strengthening of government cybersecurity while reducing overall information technology spending by more than a half-billion dollars.
The administrations’ budget, presented Monday, Feb. 13, calls for the government to cap spending on information technology, including IT security, at $78.9 billion in fiscal year 2013. That’s down from $79.5 billion for the current fiscal year, and significantly less than the $82.2 billion spent on IT in fiscal 2011. The Office of Management and Budget suggested that the reduction in overall information technology spending won’t diminish its cybersecurity efforts. More Info»