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Defense Bill Protects Delaware Cybersecurity Unit

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A defense bill passed by Congress includes a provision to protect funding for a Delaware National Guard cybersecurity unit.
    
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons says language he included in the bill will protect the New Castle-based 166th Network Warfare Squadron.
    
Coons says the squadron helps protect America's critical infrastructure systems against the threat of cyber attacks, and that language in the bill would halt and likely prevent cuts to the squadron, as well as cyber units across the Air National Guard.
    
The language requires the Pentagon to develop a strategy on the use of the Reserve Components in cyber missions.

 

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