Georgia looks to build on the Army’s cyber investment
By: Maddy Longwell July 9, 2018
Georgia will open a 330,000 square foot cybersecurity facility in Augusta July 10, the first of two buildings that will make up the Georgia Cyber Center, and build on the investment in the region from Army Cyber Command.
When complete, the facility will be home to cybersecurity research, training, and operations.
The state-owned facility will cost $100 million by the time it is completed.
The construction of the facility reflects a recent push by the state and city governments to develop the cybersecurity industry in Augusta after Army Cyber Command announced its move to Fort Gordon, which will be completed by 2020.
“This visionary approach to cybersecurity underscores our commitment to encouraging innovation and developing a deep talent pool ready to establish Georgia as the safest state in the nation for today’s leaders in technology,” Nathan Deal, Georgia’s governor, said in a press release.