The Fort Gordon Cyber District was recognized for its public schools’ cyber education program by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office. The district’s designation as a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence was the result of work by the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon’s cyber education committee as well as “our region’s school superintendents, our region’s strong business partnerships, our 100 CyberPatriot regional teams and the Fort Gordon Adopt-a-School program,” said Tom Clark, executive director of the alliance. The cyber curriculum for Augusta, Ga., schools is intended to promote STEM programs to area K-12 schoolchildren to strengthen their cyber skills and develop a future cybersecurity workforce. It was created in 2016 through the alliance, which coordinates the two-state, seven-county Fort Gordon Cyber District initiative, reported the Augusta Chronicle. The alliance also collaborated with the Georgia Department of Education to develop a four-year cybersecurity curriculum for students interested in pursuing post-secondary degrees and careers in the field.