The facility was first announced in a fanfare at the beginning of the year and it aims to help find the cloud and security experts the US needs for critical systems.

BAE Systems has opened its new cloud, security and AI hub in Augusta, Georgia. The Georgia Cyber Center spot furthers BAE’s presence in Augusta and will tap into local talent to enable it to grow and serve key customers.

“As a leader in secure cloud services and systems integration BAE Systems is excited to continue work on its key initiatives in Augusta,” said the firm.

Located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation in downtown Augusta, the shared Cyber Center is home to both commercial cyber companies and a number of cybersecurity and technology training programmes.

Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ intelligence solutions business, said: “We’re incredibly excited about our partnership with the Georgia Cyber Center and continuing to grow our workforce in the Augusta and Fort Gordon areas. The potential for collaboration, innovation and mentorship that comes from sharing a campus with some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity today is truly limitless.

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