- $20 billion in the in the American Jobs Plan for investments in local and state cybersecurity modernization.
- $1 billion toward the GSA information Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) through 2025.
- $650 million for CISA through to 2023 to modernize its cybersecurity risk mitigation mechanisms, notably, the National Cybersecurity Protection System, EINSTEIN, and the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.
- $200 million for the U.S. Digital Service through 2024.
- $150 million for the Federal Citizen Services Fund through 2024.
- These funding levels falls short of President Biden’s initial proposal for $10 billion in cybersecurity.
Enhancing Accountability and Multi-stakeholder Collaboration
- Executive Order to America’s Supply Chains—This executive order is closely aligned with the administration’s economic competitiveness policy priority.
- Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity—Following the Colonial Pipeline hack, this executive order mandates a minimum cybersecurity standard for all software procured by the federal government.
- Existing forums at the national level for cooperation include the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council, InfraGard, the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP), and the Biennial National Cyber Exercise, among others.
Notable Cyber Legislation in Congress
- Cyber Diplomacy Act—The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs passed a bill in April 2021 requiring the Department of State to develop a strategy for promoting norms in cyberspace, create a cyber-diplomacy ambassador role, and establish a Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy. The goal of the act is to cultivate stronger partnerships between the U.S. and its allies to combat cyberattacks and address cybersecurity with “a unified approach.”
- Endless Frontiers Act—A bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation that seeks to invest in U.S. domestic technology and cyber security education, manufacturing, and the establishment of a new Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response Program with the mission of strengthening critical technology supply chains in the U.S. and with allies and partners.
- Strategic Competition Act—In April 2021, the Strategic Competition Act was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The act focuses on U.S.-China relations with a goal of strengthening American competitiveness via investments in science and technology, global infrastructure development, digital connectivity, and cybersecurity partnerships to counter Chinese influence.