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Lawmakers press for $237 million to fully fund cybersecurity program

March 19, 2018

Via: The Hill

Three lawmakers are pressing House appropriators to fully fund a key cybersecurity program at the Department of Homeland Security in funding legislation for the next fiscal year.

The program, called the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, is part of the department’s broader effort to keep federal networks secure from cyberattacks.

Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) wrote to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday asking that $237 million be allotted for the CDM program in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations legislation.

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