The state of Georgia will unveil its flagship cybersecurity center Tuesday, as the Georgia Cyber Center hosts its grand opening on the Augusta University campus.

The $100 million Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training houses a 330,000 square-foot cyber range and training facility — one of the largest of its kind. It marks the single-largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government.

The center is intended to strengthen state and federal defenses against cyberattacks, while filling the cybersecurity workforce gap through certification programs and both undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs. The number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures .

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