Retired Army Intelligence Specialist: Augusta Will Be Cybersecurity ‘Epicenter’
The Augusta metro area is sitting on a powder keg of cybersecurity investment, and the fuse is getting shorter by the day.
Ed Spenceley, a government contracting specialist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said the nation’s growing defense budget and Augusta’s burgeoning cyber industry puts the region on a collision course with companies looking for government contracts.
The retired U.S. Army intelligence specialist, speaking at the Invest Augusta conference Thursday, said he sees Augusta as an “epicenter” for cyber-based industries well beyond the arrival of Army Cyber Command to Fort Gordon next year.
“The secondary business impact is going to be huge,” said Spenceley, whose banking unit does business with 82 of America’s 100 largest government contractors. His talk was titled “Invest Augusta: A Business Case.”