State Cyber Day to Highlight Guard Efforts

Washington Report

(October 20, 2015) The role of the National Guard and other state organizations in cyber security will be on display Thursday during State Cyber Day in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus. 

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In a letter inviting House members and their staffs to attend, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., said the event "is an opportunity to become informed about state efforts and partnerships across the country in the area of cyber security."
 
Fifteen states will take part and most will highlight the role of the Guard in their cyber-security efforts. The National Guard Bureau, the National Governors Association and the Army and Air Force Reserves will also take part. 
 
Palazzo, a member of the Mississippi Guard, and Walz, a retired Guardsman, also wrote in the letter, "In some cases, state entities are ahead of federal efforts at coordination and partnership building. These successful cyber security practices offer proven methods for federal entities to improve cyber security efforts."