Which cyber programs asked for more money … and which didn’t?

A program named Joint Cyber Command and Control was one of the big winners in the FY21 budget request receiving a significant plus up. (Bill Roche/U.S. Army Cyber Command)

One of the early winners in the Department of Defense’s cyber budget request for fiscal year 2021 appears to be the Joint Cyber Command and Control (JCC2) program, which aims to provide commanders with enhanced situational awareness and to assist in battle management as it relates to cyber.

Defense officials requested $38.4 million for the program in fiscal 2021 budget. Last winter, leaders said they had planned to ask for $11.6 million for the project in 2021.

To date, few details have been available regarding the program and leaders tend not to discuss it publicly. The Air Force, which runs the program on behalf of U.S. Cyber Command, requested the money as part of research and development funds.