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Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill Includes Cybersecurity Funding for Local Governments

The bi-partisan infrastructure bill presently being debated in the U.S. Senate includes up to $1 billion in funding to state and local governments to enhance cybersecurity measures over four years.

The proposed funding would create a grant program to benefit state and local cybersecurity programs, which would be administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with in-put from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. In order to receive the grant funding, programs will have to submit a plan to CISA on how the grant funding will be used to bolster the cybersecurity program.

The bill would also earmark up to $21 million in funding for the newly created Office of the National Cyber Director in the Executive Office of the President.

Copyright © 2021 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 217
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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