The FY21 budget request would change funding at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. If the funding is approved, CISA would take a cut to a $1.75 billion. Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill (USAF Ret.), president of AppGate Federal Group, told Government Matters that cybersecurity needs to be a higher priority for the government.
“We should be boosting cybersecurity spending in the civilian space. As I compare it against the military cybersecurity budget, It is dwarfed by the military budget. ‘.gov’ versus ‘.mil,’ we’re seeing a dramatic delta between the two budgets. We did in the previous administrations as well. There needs to be some greater balance,” Touhill said. “As you take a look at trying to preserve the taxpayer’s coffers, we are still running a tremendous deficit, trillions of dollars. There has to be some cuts and better spending.”