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Congress looks to strengthen government’s aging cyber infrastructure

October 12, 2021

Via: The Hill

Congress is working to funnel resources to beef up state and local government cyber infrastructure after the COVID-19 pandemic forced municipalities to move many essential operations to aging and vulnerable online sources.

Included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate in August is $1 billion to shore up government cybersecurity after a year in which hackers took full advantage of targeting systems. Officials say lessons have been learned.

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