Bush's 2008 IT budget focuses on cybersecurity

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 1:08 AM EST

U.S. President George Bush's 2008 budget request for $65.5 billion in IT spending across federal agencies reflects his priorities to cut budget deficits while improving cybersecurity and enhancing e-government services to U.S. citizens, Bush advisors said Wednesday.

"It's clearly demonstrated by our actions in this past year that the [cybersecurity] plans we've had in place aren't necessarily working," said Karen Evans, administrator of e-government and information technology in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

At InfoWorld.

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