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Georgia Cyber Center

Architect's rendering of the main entrance to the Georgia Cyber Center.
Architect's rendering of the main entrance to the Georgia Cyber Center.
Logo for the Georgia Cyber Center

The Georgia Technology Authority is overseeing construction and partner coordination of the Georgia Cyber Center (, a state-owned facility designed to promote modernization in cybersecurity technology for both the private and public sectors through unique education, training, research, and practical applications.

Comprised of two buildings with a total of 332,000 square feet and budgeted at more than $100 million, the center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date. It is currently being built in the growing cybersecurity corridor of Augusta, Georgia, which is home to the U. S. Army Cyber Command and the Cyber School of Excellence at Fort Gordon. The center is located on the Riverfront Campus of Augusta University and will include the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Cyber Institute.

The first of the two buildings, the Hull McKnight Building, is scheduled to open July 10, 2018. It is named in honor of Mr. James M. Hull and Mr. William D. McKnight, prominent business and community leaders in Augusta.

When the center opens, it will address the growing demand for highly trained cybersecurity professionals by connecting academic programs with innovative start-ups and established technology companies. The center will also serve as an incubator for start-up cybersecurity companies and focus on research and development by tapping into the assets of Georgia's research institutions.