BOISE (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have approved the use of $90 million worth of bonds for the construction of two new buildings at a federal research facility in Idaho Falls.
A resolution to fund the Cybercore Integration Center and the Collaborative Computing Center at the Idaho National Laboratory in passed the House on Tuesday with overwhelming support, the Post Register reported (http://bit.ly/2mPQ947). Fourteen lawmakers voted against the resolution.
Officials expect the centers to create 500 high-paying tech jobs and about 1,000 temporary construction jobs.
The Cybercore Integration Center will serve as a research, education and training facility for cybersecurity work, which the laboratory sees as a career with major future growth opportunities. The Collaborative Computing Center will house a supercomputer for scientific simulations and modeling which lab officials said will be available for state universities to use for research and education.