Slim pickings for cybersecurity in DHS budget

    Date12 Mar 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    2996
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    As the new Department of Homeland Security swallows nearly every cybersecurity office in the U.S. government, high-profile leaders are jumping ship, and analysts worry that only meager funding and muddled goals remain. . . . As the new Department of Homeland Security swallows nearly every cybersecurity office in the U.S. government, high-profile leaders are jumping ship, and analysts worry that only meager funding and muddled goals remain.

    It's existed for less than two weeks, but analysts are already concerned that the newly-formed Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity unit may not grow up to be the powerhouse of efficiency and expertise it was billed as.

    Nearly every government cybersecurity agency was swept in to the new cabinet-level Department's "Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection" -- making the new directorate the single largest computer security organization the U.S. government has ever had.

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