Georgia this week celebrated the opening of the first of two facilities in Augusta that will make up the Georgia Cyber Center, a $100 million investment by the state intended to leverage the Army’s decision to relocate its Cyber Command headquarters to Fort Gordon. The center, which will provide workforce training through certificate programs and undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs, is a public-private collaboration with multiple universities and colleges, state agencies, Augusta, and other federal and local partners. The new facility was designed with the objective of integrating students and professionals in a close environment, reports Fifth Domain. “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,” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) said in a press release.
Army Cyber Command’s move to Fort Gordon is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and bring 1,500 active duty military, defense civilian and contract personnel jobs to the region.
Illustration courtesy of Georgia Cyber Center