By Theresa Ghiloni

BATTLE CREEK, MI — The fourth cyber range hub in Michigan formally opened Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 110th Airlift Wing on the Kellogg Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek.

It is the first cyber range, a state-of-the-art training center that allows for the testing of cyber security solutions without impacting organizational operations, on a National Guard installation.

The facility, part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2011 cyber initiative, is a collaboration between the state of Michigan, federal and local governments, colleges and Universities, the Michigan Army National Guard, the Michigan Air National Guard and Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit member-owned information technology provider.

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