Officials approve funding for $90M cybersecurity center

Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 13:27:33-04

Idaho state officials have approved the use of $90 million worth of bonds for the construction of two new buildings at a federal research facility.

The Post Register reports the resolution to fund the Cybercore Integration Center and the Collaborative Computing Center at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho passed Tuesday with overwhelming support.

Officials expect the centers to create 500 high-paying tech jobs and about 1,000 temporary construction jobs.

The Cybercore Integration Center will serve as a research, education and training facility for cybersecurity work, which the laboratory sees as a career with major future growth opportunities.

The Collaborative Computing Center will house a supercomputer, which lab officials say will be available to use for state universities for research and education.

(by Associated Press)