U.S. to Triple Information Security Spending
Federal government spending on information security systems and services will increase from $1.3 billion last year to more than $4.1 billion in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday.
The report says spending on information security systems and services will be highest among the agencies of the Department of Defense, exceeding $2.1 billion by FY 2006 due to efforts to secure and enhance the military command and control infrastructure.
"The terrorist attacks on September 11th have added a sense of urgency to an already serious situation in which many agencies were receiving unsatisfactory scores in federal security reviews," said Payton Smith, manager of public sector market analysis services at the Chantilly, Va.-based INPUT. "Federal agencies must respond to administrative pressure tying program funding to demonstrated security performance."
According to the report, growth in federal spending for information security will be most significant in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
INPUT offers an array of standardized and customized content, research, and web-based software services to help clients secure new business, address new markets and manage resources.
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