A new $100 million cybersecurity education and research operation called the Georgia Cyber Center just opened at Augusta University in Georgia.
The center is a partnership between the state and the university and is located at the university.
The goal of the center is to boost Georgia’s and the nation’s cybersecurity through research, workforce development, and entrepreneurship.
The building covers 332,000 square feet in two adjacent buildings.
One building, the Hull McKnight Building and a 340-seat auditorium officially opened Tuesday,
In addition to the auditorium, the center features restricted access to meet classified and high-security needs, secure briefing space, a cyber range, an incubator/accelerator program, spaces for collaboration, and classrooms equipped for virtual and on-site training.
The second building is scheduled to open this coming December.
The Georgia Cyber Center comes as the Augusta area prepares for the relocation of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, set to complete its move from the Washington DC area to Fort Gordon in Augusta.
Students from academia, private industry, government, and the military will to take classes taught by faculty from Augusta University, the US Army Cyber School, Cyber Protection Brigade, and NSA Georgia. In addition, all upper-division courses for the school’s computer science, information technology, and cyber programs will be taught at the new facility.