Inside Cybersecurity

October 23, 2021

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Pentagon’s acting CIO Fletcher foresees rising cyber budgets, increased AI investment

By Jaspreet Gill / October 12, 2021

The Pentagon is preparing for rising cyber budgets as its information technology office aims to address the shifting cybersecurity landscape, including increasing investment in artificial intelligence, the acting chief information officer said.

Cyber “might be a place where we’re not looking for a flat budget,” Kelly Fletcher, acting DOD CIO, said Thursday at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit. “That budget growth doesn’t mean we’re failing to find efficiencies, but it actually just reflects the nature of the next fight. The nature...


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