A new Army National Guard cyber protection team will be based in Nebraska.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer is pleased the Nebraska Guard has won a tough competition to land the unit designed to battle cyber threats facing the country.
“I’m happy to see Nebraska’s Guard will be able to apply the talents of our state to this new and very innovative mission and I’ll continue to work with the Army National Guard as it moves closer to implementing its plan,” Fischer tells reporters during a conference call.
Nebraska will partner with Arkansas and Missouri to host the team of 39 soldiers taken from among the three states. The new cyber team is expected to begin in the 2018 fiscal year and be mission capable a year later.
The Nebraska team will be one of seven new Army National Guard cyber protection teams.
Fischer gives Nebraska Adjutant General Daryl Bohac the credit for the state landing the team. Fischer says Bohac worked hard to land the unit.