Data Center Security, Aviation Security and More

By Sharon Linsenbach  |  Posted 2008-02-08 Print this article Print


The administration also requested $293.5 million for the National Cyber Security Division to further protect Federal networks against cyber threats and intrusions. This includes an additional $39 million in funding for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, which analyzes and combats cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

The DHS also requested $23.8 million to consolidate its 17 legacy data centers into two enterprise-wide data centers.

Aviation security and a next-generation, satellite-based air traffic control system is also a priority, with $2.9 billion requested for the Department of Transportation, according to DOT documents.

The administration also requested $131 million for advanced passenger screening and contraband detection sensors at airports, and $33.5 million for surface detection equipment to prevent runway accidents.

An additional $207 million will be spent on hardware and software for interfaces, communications and support infrastructure for next-generation aviation technologies. The DOT also requested $23.2 million for departmental IT infrastructure, including infrastructure for its new headquarters.

Other IT initiatives include a $1.1 billion request for the National Science Foundation to perform supercomputing and network research, and $186 million for procuring supercomputers, data warehouses and networks.

The U.S. Agency for International Development requested $414 million for global IT modernization at 111 sites around the world, a department bandwidth management program, IT infrastructure consolidation and integration of USAID and the State Department's unclassified networks.

Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at

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