Money flows for technology, cybersecurity in new Defense Department budget

If at first you don’t succeed, try again would be one way of looking at Department of Defense’s effort to use a new mechanism for funding technology. The fiscal 2023 omnibus spending bill funds 10 programs for buying software that fall under the Software and Digital Technology Pilot Program. Last year, the Pentagon requested money for the program, but Congress didn’t include it in the final budget. This year, the proposed budget fully funds the 10 programs in order to test the concept in a pilot.