By Jessica Wehrman, Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, included language in a bill that would make the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base a location for cybersecurity training for government employees. He included the measure in legislation aiming to strengthen security of the federal government’s information technology systems. The bill passed the House last week.

The provision said “agencies may utilize existing government cyberspace technical centers of excellence for purposes of training and certification attainment.” AFIT is recognized as the Air Force’s “cyberspace technical center of excellence.”

Turner is also pushing for the inclusion of language in the FY11 National Defense Authorization Act that would expand AFIT’s authority to enroll government and non-government civilian personnel in its programs.

Read Congressman Turner's Press Release Here.