Energy wants $201 million to bolster cybersecurity in wake of attacks


U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shut down during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 11, 2021.

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy is asking Congress for $201 million in its budget request for the fiscal year 2022 to address digital vulnerabilities after a steady uptick in sweeping cyber attacks.

The $201 million request, up from $157 million in 2021, will help bolster the federal agency’s cybersecurity efforts and address any “gaps” in the supply chain and tech infrastructure.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Department…


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