Data Center Security, Aviation Security and More
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.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.
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.