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Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training

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

Logo for the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training.


The Georgia Technology Authority is overseeing construction and operation of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training, 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 downtown campus of Augusta University and will include the newly created School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. It is named in honor of Augusta natives James M. Hull and William D. McKnight.

When it opens in July 2018, the center will address the growing demand for highly trained cybersecurity professionals by connecting academic programs with innovative start-ups and established technology companies. It 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.

To learn more, visit the center's website at www.cybercenter.georgia.gov.