LANSING—Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and officials of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the MEDC’s Michigan Defense Center a $2.4 million grant to assist Michigan defense suppliers with cybersecurity efforts.

The defense center will use the grant to enhance its Michigan Defense CyberSmart program, a one-stop shop to assist small- and medium-sized companies doing business with the DoD, by helping those businesses achieve federal cybersecurity compliance.

“This grant provides critical resources as we continue our efforts to support small business across the state and create a competitive defense supply chain to protect and grow Michigan’s defense, defense aerospace and homeland security missions and industries,” Whitmer said. “With the help of the Michigan Defense CyberSmart program, Michigan companies will be more resilient and will continue to be an essential part of the defense supply chain.”

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