Fort cyber funds added to bill

Fort cyber funds added to bill

U.S. Reps. Rick Allen and Jody Hice announced Friday that they have secured passage of a spending bill amendment that increases funding for the second construction phase of the Cyber Instructional Facility at Fort Gordon.

The amendment increases funding from $70 million to $107 million by shifting funds from another military appropriation. Construction of the first phase, a $99 million project, is set to begin this year.

“U.S. Army Cyber Command’s transition to Fort Gordon is moving forward full steam ahead, and the construction of state-of-the-art facilities is required in order to facilitate this transition successfully and continue the tradition of training world-class, highly skilled cyber professionals,” Allen and Hice said in a statement.

The transition of Army Cyber Command from Fort Meade in Maryland to Fort Gordon was announced in 2013 and triggered Georgia’s decision last year to invest $100 million in the Georgia Cyber Center downtown.

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