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Savannah River National Lab, U.S. Army Cyber School pen new partnership

March 24, 2019

The Savannah River National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Cyber School have a new agreement promoting training and education.

The memorandum of understanding addresses, mainly, two things: an exchange program for lab and school personnel as well as a potential cyber training range at the national lab.

The agreement, signed earlier this week, is effective through 2023.

“The agreement is a step towards establishing a long-term strategic relationship between the two organizations,” according to an announcement from the lab.

“We believe this is the beginning of a very important partnership that will allow us to improve what we do through collaborating, sharing information and working together with the Army on a key national security imperative,” SRNL Director Vahid Majidi said in a prepared statement.

Majidi had teased a cyber-related announcement while speaking at the Aiken Rotary Club at the end of February.

Brig. Gen. Neil Hersey, the commandant of the cyber school, described the partnership as a “unique and powerful opportunity” that will empower those involved.

“The future of great power competition and multi-domain operations will be comprised of an enormous amount of information and challenges for leaders throughout the United States of America,” Hersey said in a prepared statement.