White House Slates $19B for Cyber Defense. Next Step: Find Contractors to Help

A federal effort to clean up cyber practices may soon spur a boom in business for tech vendors.

The Cybersecurity National Action Plan, released months after a large-scale hack exposed millions of individuals’ government background checks, proposes $19 billion in cyber investments as part of the President’s 2017 fiscal year budget.

To make sure vendors are aware of plumped-up cyber budgets—a 35 percent increase over the previous year’s proposed budget—the General Services Administration is hosting an “industry day” during which GSA and Homeland Security officials will discuss the CNAP’s requirements, risk assessments and information about how agencies can buy from contracting vehicles.

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