Securing the Future with Cyber

Gov. Nathan Deal at the Augusta University Riverfront Campus

Though it was Jan. 11 when Gov. Nathan Deal announced the creation of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, it might as well have been Christmas for the city of Augusta.

The $50 million gift will transform a portion of land adjacent to the Augusta University Riverfront Campus, formerly the Augusta Golf and Gardens, into a world-class, state-owned cyber range and innovation center and in the process inject a welcome influx of cash and manpower into the downtown economy. The center seeks to capitalize on the heavy investment already made by the federal government at Fort Gordon by bringing several of the state’s most important cybersecurity players, including the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), the Georgia National Guard, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Augusta University Cyber Institute, together under one roof.

Read more about cyber growth in Augusta and at Augusta University in “Securing the Future with Cyber” at The Fine Print, the online home of A., Augusta University’s alumni magazine.

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