Cyber Center continues partnerships at TechNet 2018

Cyber Center continues partnerships at TechNet 2018

For the past six years, the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon have participated in TechNet Augusta. The event, sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, is commonly referred to by its acronym AFCEA.

TechNet is an annual conference that serves as a venue for military, industry and academia to converge, network and collaborate on the latest cyber and communications related challenges and technologies.

“With the growth of cyber and this area becoming essentially the Army’s cyber hub for it, we have seen this event evolve,” said Terry Rogers, manager of events for AFCEA International.

Rogers spoke about the expansion of Fort Gordon that includes a new CCoE campus and the new U.S. Army Cyber Headquarters building. He also spoke about the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training that opened last month. The Cyber Center will promote continuous improvement in cybersecurity technology through education, training, research and the development of practical applications to protect Georgia citizens.

“We’ve got industry wanting to move here, [and] we’ve got our academic institutions growing and expanding,” said Brig. Gen. Neil Hersey, U.S. Army Cyber School commandant. “The ecosystem is expanding to deal with the growth and the interest that’s coming here.”

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