10 Jul 2018 Grand Opening of the Georgia Cyber Center
The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date. Located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation at 1 Eleventh Street in Augusta, Georgia, the center is a unique public/private partnership involving academia, state and federal government, law enforcement, the U.S. Army and the private sector.
With the U.S. cybersecurity labor shortage predicted to hit a half-million or more unfilled jobs by 2021, the Georgia Cyber Center is dedicated to training the next generation of professionals through education and real-world practice while also supporting innovative companies focused on developing new technologies to strengthen online defenses.
The state-of-the-art center spans 332,000 square feet in two adjacent buildings, the first of which – the Hull McKnight Building – and the 340-seat auditorium opened July 10, 2018. The opening included remarks from Governor Nathan Deal.
In addition to the auditorium, the center features restricted access to meet classified and high-security needs, secure briefing space, a cutting-edge cyber range, an incubator/accelerator program to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, ample spaces for collaboration, classrooms equipped for virtual and on-site training, an adjacent parking deck and direct access to the popular Augusta Riverwalk.