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Cyber and security officials to watch in the Biden administration

Cybersecurity Dive

Samantha Schwartz

President-elect Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States at noon Wednesday, and is set to lead the country through a pandemic, economic turmoil and a fallout from the insurrection at the Capitol.

The Biden administration has already promised a fast-paced first 100 days, defined by a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. Nestled in the stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan, are funds aimed at national cybersecurity improvements.

The package says "to remediate the SolarWinds breach and boost U.S. defenses, including of the COVID-19 vaccine process," Joe Biden is asking Congress for:

$9 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund, directed partially toward the Cybersecurity & Information Security Agency (CISA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) shared services initiative.
$200 million for...

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