Brown, Walberg Amendments Look to Boost Cyber Funding in House Spending Package

Among the many amendments that representatives will pitch next week to adjust the House spending package, Reps. Anthony Brown, D-Md., and Tim Walberg, R-Mich., look to introduce amendments to increase cybersecurity funding.

Brown’s proposed amendment would grant an extra $3 million to the Defense Wide Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation account for cyber resilience efforts in the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).

Brown proposed to offset the increased funding for CTEIP by reducing the Navy Operation & Maintenance Account by $3 million.

The second significant cyber-forward amendment comes from Walberg, whose amendment would provide an additional $3 million to the Energy Department’s Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) Office. The funding would go toward efforts to improve cybersecurity and emergency response for the bulk power system.

Brown and Walberg’s amendments are two among 115 representatives have offered to the House’s nearly $1 trillion Federal budget for the coming fiscal year.

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