Building on a big presence from the federal government’s cybersecurity force, a state is looking to expand commercial research and training activities that can become a force in the region.

That sentiment often describes Maryland, where Fort Meade has long been the home of U.S. Cyber Command within National Security Agency (NSA), along with plenty of cyber talent. But over the last year, it’s also become a characterization of Georgia.

In 2020, Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, will become the headquarters of the U.S. Army’s Cyber Command. Investment from the state has followed, with a $100 million facility called Georgia Cyber Center emerging as one of the most visible signs of those plans.

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