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Federal cyber spending quintupled in last three years to 30 billion

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U.S. Federal government spending in Cybersecurity quintupled over the last three years, from $6 billion in fiscal year 2011 to nearly $31 billion in fiscal year 2014, according to Govini.

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Cyber spending increased more than 150 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Recent high-profile Cyber attacks on U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies, such as the OPM data breach that exposed personal information of millions of current and former government employees, highlight the need for Cyber investment to modernize and protect outdated networks.

Agencies have responded to emerging threats by increasing Cyber spending more than 150 percent from 2013 to 2014.

The taxonomy shows the largest segment by spend is Offensive Cyber, which is described as a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting computer systems and networks and includes C4ISR.

Offensive Cyber spending jumped nearly 150 percent year-over-year from $6 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2014.

The smallest segment by dollar amount, Cyber Training and Awareness, saw the strongest growth over the last three years with a 309 percent spending increase totaling $109 million. Within this segment, Cyber Training spending is up 730 percent.

Network Firewall procurement within the Boundary Defense segment saw the highest growth on the taxonomy, with a 937 percent increase over the last three years.


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