The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and San Angelo-based Angelo State University (ASU) will partner to operate the pilot Regional Security Operations Center (RSOC), which aims to provide Texas local governments with cybersecurity support.

The RSOC will supply "boots on the ground" support to local governments that need assistance with major cybersecurity incidents. The security operations center will also offer network security infrastructure that local governments can utilize and give university students hands-on experience to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow. The RSOC may also provide real-time network security monitoring; network security alerts; incident response; and cybersecurity educational services.

The center will services counties, local governments, school districts, water districts, hospital districts and regional state agency offices.