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Building More Resilient, Secure Government with ARPA and Infrastructure Act Spending

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The rapid rise of remote and hybrid work and an increased demand for digital services has dramatically expanded the attack surface of government agencies. So, with these changes comes the need for greater cybersecurity investment.

Fortunately, the federal funding environment has never been more favorable for state and local agencies to fortify their security infrastructure. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the recently passed $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provide billions in federal aid that state and local governments can use to invest in cybersecurity solutions that meet their current needs and strengthen their security posture long term.

As the threat of cyberattacks continues to grow, governments must take steps to fine-tune their security strategies. ARPA and Infrastructure Act funding arguably gives them a once-in-a- generation opportunity to effectively navigate the longer-term dynamics brought about by their current transformation and lay the groundwork for stronger enterprise security.

With this brief, find out how to advance your cybersecurity efforts with federal aid. Learn about key deadlines and allowable uses for state and local governments concerning the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, as well as for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and more.