Such costs include multi-agency IT infrastructure, new intelligence systems and funding for existing agency missions that seem related to homeland security, such as efforts by the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The GAO said that for fiscal 2003, roughly $26.3 billion in IT funding has been requested for the Defense Department. That's half of the federal government's overall $52.6 billion IT funding request for the year. Federal spending on IT was $48.6 billion last year, the report said.
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