Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are urging the National Guard Bureau to select the New York and New Jersey Army National Guards' proposal to become the site of a multi-state Cyber Protection Team.

Schumer and Gillibrand say the CPT would be based in New York and New Jersey and would allow the New York National Guard to serve as a national-leader in countering cyber-terrorism.

The bid would allow Rome Labs to serve as an elite training facility for the CPT unit.  In addition, Latham Armory, the Capital Region’s National Guard Base, would serve as the Unit’s Mission Command center.

Schumer and Gillibrand said New York’s cyber infrastructure and knowledge and abilities in the New York National Guard reinforce the fact that the Mohawk Valley and the Capital Region are well-positioned to be the sites of the new CPT unit.

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