MS National Guard chosen to host cyber protection team - - Jackson, MS

MS National Guard chosen to host cyber protection team

WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) -

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced Tuesday that the Mississippi National Guard has been selected to host a Cyber Protection Team.

The Army National Guard expects 10 cyber units will be activated in 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

Mississippi’s National Guard will be part of a 39-member team also involving Texas and Louisiana.

“The Army decision to base cyber defense units in Mississippi will give our National Guard a stronger role in protecting our nation from new and growing cyber threats," said Cochran in a news release. "This team will also create new opportunities for tech-savvy Mississippians to use their talents in ways that benefit the nation and equips our workforce with new skills".

Mississippi’s team is expected to be assembled during 2019. No decision has been made on where the unit will be based.

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