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Cyber Command requests budget boost amid Pentagon’s 'defend forward' operations; increases contracting actions

By Justin Doubleday / March 10, 2020

U.S. Cyber Command is seeking a $42 million increase to its budget in fiscal 2021 as it ramps up “defend forward” operations for protecting critical networks from foreign adversaries such as China and Russia.

The command also is expanding its relatively new acquisition activities after it reached its spending limit last year.

CYBERCOM is requesting $638 million as part of the Pentagon’s fiscal 2021 budget, according to written testimony submitted by Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of CYBERCOM, for a...

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