Scott Air Force Base is one of ten finalists to be the home of the Air Force's new Installation and Mission Support Center. Scott could have an advantage over the others on the list like Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland or Wright-Patterson in Ohio. The new center will report directly to Material Command, which is also headquartered at Scott. The final decision on a site will be announced in January.
Meanwhile, 1 newly declassified U.S. Senate report says the Chinese government successfully launched 20 cyberattacks in a one-year period on the civilian agency based at Scott Air Force Base that handles troop and equipment logistics. The Chinese hackers stole computer access codes, assorted documents and emails as they broke through the security of the U.S. Transportation Command, known as Transcom. The Chinese reportedly tried fifty attacks in all during that period. Two cybersecurity squadrons, under the Air Force, will be set up at Scott by 2016.