The Pentagon will spend an extra $800 million (£520 million) on cyber security initiatives next year, despite defence budget cuts.
US President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion federal budget for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins on the 1st October 2013, and the US Department of Defense (DoD) would be allocated $4.7 billion for cyber security initiatives, up from $3.9 billion last year. However, the overall defence spending plan is $526.6 billion, a $3.9 billion cut from 2013.
Part of the additional funding would help develop 'cyber expert' teams, who will carry out both offensive and defensive operations and towards the creation of a cyber security information system.
Also last week, the contentious information-sharing bill CISPA was approved by the US House Intelligence Committee, and is now set for a full House vote.