National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass has said he plans to set up a cyber protection group for all 10 regions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, DoD News reported Wednesday.
Grass told the publication he expects to have 20 teams set up for the Air National Guard and 12 units for the Army National Guard within five years, Cheryl Pellerin writes.
“We want to try to have a cyber capability in every state someday,” Grass said.
He also cited the participation of the military reserve force in the Cyber Guard exercise held in Virginia in June, according to the publication.
Grass believes that exercise aims to bring together company representatives and personnel from the National Guard to help facilitate communication and craft defense strategies against potential cyber attacks, Pellerin reports.
“They know each other … so bringing them together at the national level and being able to hammer out how we’re going to respond in a time of disaster here in the homeland and when we’re under attack is so critical,” Grass said.