Today the Georgia Cyber Center’s Hull McKnight building had its grand opening. This building is the first part of the $100 million cybersecurity facility located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation. The center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date, and will strengthen Georgia’s position as a leader in the industry.
Governor Deal initially announced a $58M investment for a new cyber training center in January 2017. The new 167,000 square-foot building is designed to bring together academia, private industry and government to establish cybersecurity standards across state and local agencies to develop and practice protocols for responding to cyber threats. The center has been strategically constructed in the city of Augusta to share the location with the U.S. Army Cyber Command headquarters, the central post for all of the Army’s cybersecurity operations.