Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Administration Sees Jobs Plan as Cybersecurity Outlay

 The White House this week is promoting the concept of universal broadband that’s part of the American Jobs Plan infrastructure package as a large investment in cybersecurity.

The White House issued a fact sheet Tuesday to help President Joe Biden round up support on Capitol Hill and consumers for the legislative measures. The Job Plan’s $100 billion funding of “affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband” will also be an historic investment in network security when combined with Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity, the White House said, according to Multichannel News.

Grant recipients "will be asked to source from 'trusted vendors,'" while preference for the grants will be given to "open, interoperable architecture," at least "where feasible," the administration says in the document. Tech companies praise the goal of securing digital infrastructure. Continue Reading

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