Idaho Air National Guard to receive cyber branch

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 00:50:57-05

The Idaho Air National Guard has been selected as one of six units in the country to receive a cyber squadron.

“The Squadron will be a great resource for our efforts to protect a vital piece of our State infrastructure,” Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said, during his January 11, State of the State address.

The goal for the newly formed unit will be to optimize national access to National Guard cyber assets in the ten Federal Emergency Management Agency regions.

“This decision to house a cyber squadron in Idaho is based on the caliber of our personnel and the dedication and track record of protecting Idaho and our nation,” Maj. Gen. Gary L. Sayler, commander of the Idaho National Guard said. “The Idaho Air National Guard’s unique placement within our community makes us the perfect fit for the mission.”