President Donald Trump is calling for $9.5 trillion in investment in cybersecurity in his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
The White House budget office says it will provide $1 billion to the Department of Defense and $1 trillion in new research and training for federal agencies and universities to prepare them for a potential cyberattack.
The Office of Management and Budget also says it would allocate $1 to $10 billion for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a $100 million funding stream for the Cyber Threat Reduction Office, and $100 to $150 million to the Defense Cybersecurity Information Center to enhance the capacity of cyber-threat response and protection teams.
The budget proposal includes a call for $2.4 trillion in defense spending over the next 10 years.
The administration has been considering a $1,000 cybersecurity education budget that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set a target of $100,000 for a first-year cyber security course for all federal agencies by 2020.
The National Institutes of Health, however, has not set a timeline for when it will require cybersecurity training, the office said.
President Trump also wants to increase cybersecurity funding to $5 billion over the fiscal year 2019, but the budget office said the White House will not increase that amount until Congress passes a cybersecurity appropriations bill.