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Gen. Frank Grass: National Guard to Create 11 Cyber Teams for Army, Air Guard Units

Frank Grass
Frank Grass

The U.S. National Guard plans to set up four cyber groups for the Air Guard component and seven for the Army unit this summer as it works to align cybersecurity capabilities to 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency districts, the Army website reported Wednesday.

David Vergun writes National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank J. Grass said during a Senate appropriation subcommittee hearing on Wednesday that the military reserve force needs to determine if a specific state has the skill sets and infrastructure to support cyber operations.

The military organization needs to assess where to establish the cyber teams since it does not “want them all piled in one region of the country,” Grass said.

He also called on Congress to address issues regarding the creation of authorities to help pave the way for the nationwide expansion of cyber capabilities.

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