Biden’s budget request gives major increases to health tech modernization, cybersecurity

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

President Joe Biden released his first discretionary funding request to Congress for the fiscal year 2022, outlining major budget increases to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as well as increases in health technology modernization.

The request was released April 9 and asked for a budget of $2.1 billion for CISA, a $110 million increase from the current level. The extra funding is supposed to allow CISA to enhance its cybersecurity tools, hire qualified experts and obtain support services to protect the federal technology system.

The request will provide $20 million for a Cyber Response and Recovery Fund to mitigate challenges brought on by cyberattacks.

The outline sets aside $4.8 billion for the Department...

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