(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration on Wednesday called for an $ 88.9 million increase in funding in a budget hearing with Gov. Bill Lee and advisers, including the Commissioner of the Butch Eley department.
Among the spending proposals were $ 20 million for business process automation, $ 15 million for federal funding growth, $ 14.4 million for information technology support and maintenance, and $ 14 million. dollars for cybersecurity.
â(Cyber ââsecurity) is definitely one of the most important things in this proposal,â Eley said. âIf we don’t stay one step ahead of the cybercurve, we’ll regret it. “
There was a $ 2.76 million budget request from the two-year-old Office of Evidence and Impact, whose job it is to investigate government spending to determine if it is working properly and is profitable. .
The office was one of Lee’s demands and “proves that what we do across government is in fact a wise spending of taxpayer dollars.”
Otherwise, the programs will change or be eliminated.
The $ 15 million request for federal funding growth would be a federal cost to the Office of Criminal Justice Programs, which is a strategic planning agency that works with, collects, distributes, and manages federal funding.