• in March 2008, bringing together participants from federal, state and local governments, the private sector, and the international community in order to examine and strengthen the nation's cyber security preparedness and response capabilities in response to a simulated cyber attack across several critical sectors of our economy. Cyber Storm II and other exercises help ensure that public and private sectors are prepared for an effective response to attacks against our critical systems and networks.
  • Partnering with academia and industry to expand cyber education for all U.S. Government employees, particularly those who specialize in IT, and enhance worksite development and recruitment strategies to ensure a knowledgeable workforce capable of dealing with the evolving nature of cyber threats.
  • Increasing funding for IT security through the President's FY 2009 Budget Request of $7.2 billion for these efforts, an increase of $600 million over the $6.6 billion dedicated to this area in FY 2008 across the Federal Government.