Army National Guard announces 13 new cyber units across 23 states

Army National Guard announces new cyberdefense measures and more
Army National Guard announces new cyberdefense measures and more

The U.S. Army National Guard announced plans to activate 13 new cyber units that will be spread throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

Seven new Army Guard cyber protection teams (CPTs) will be activated across 18 states and will join four previously announced Army Guard CPTs, according to a Dec. 9 release.

In partnership with the Air Force, the Air Guard will also activate four new cyber operations squadrons in Idaho, Michigan, Texas and Virginia in addition to a cyber Information Surveillance Reconnaissance squadron in California and a cyber intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) group in Massachusetts, the release said.

The Guard reportedly has a level of cyber protection capability in each state regardless of it is home to a CPT and the current roll out of cyber units will lay the foundation for future cyber initiatives. 

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