While President Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint plans to give $1.5 billion to the Department of Homeland Security for cybersecurity, funding for health data privacy and security initiatives has not been addressed, GovInfoSecurity reports. Two Department of Health and Human Services' agencies crucial to health information privacy and security, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Office for Civil Rights, were not mentioned in the budget blueprint. An HHS spokesman said a more detailed budget from the White House's Office of Management and Budget will likely be released in the spring. The Obama administration asked for budget increases for both the ONC and OCR in recent years, but was turned down by Congress.
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