Last month, officials from Norwich and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced that Norwich's Applied Research Institute had been chosen to receive the grant. Officials said that on Tuesday it was official.
The institute's Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-making Exercises program helps organizations recognize that something is happening to their computer networks and respond appropriately.
Advancements in the program will allow multiple organizations to take part in cyberattack simulations. Earlier versions have already been used to simulate electronic attacks.