2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
VT - Advance Strategic Research Opportunities in Cybersecurity

Item 223 #1s

Item 223 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University FY2019 $750,000 FY2020 $1,500,000 GF

Page 195, line 3, strike "$336,801,687" and insert "$337,551,687".
Page 195, line 3, strike "$336,801,687" and insert "$338,301,687".

Page 195, after line 38, insert:

"E.  Out of this appropriation, $750,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support cybersecurity research."


(This amendment provides $750,000 GF the first year and $1.5 million GF the second year to support the expansion of critical research and innovation activities in the growing arena of cybersecurity. Support will allow programmatic and technological advancements to position the university to compete in this fast-growing research and academic domain, leveraging Virginia Tech's already strong programs in 1) resilience in the context of national and homeland security, and 2) cyber-physical security in commercial applications like electronics, software, and network connectivity.)