East Georgia fast becoming hub for US cybersecurity efforts

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – After many months of planning and development, the Fort Gordon Cyber District in east Georgia is finally official.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that the Alliance for Fort Gordon this week announced the launch of a partnership among military, business and civic leaders.

They say it will position the Augusta area to best distribute economic benefits expected with the area’s growing boom in cybersecurity jobs and businesses.

The U.S. Army’s Cyber Command is expected to move to Fort Gordon by 2020 from Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

The newspaper reports that the term “Fort Gordon Cyber District” was coined last year to broadly describe the concept of the new partnership.

Now, the focus is on fostering what the alliance has called “a unique, welcoming culture” for technology professionals to “live, work, and play.”

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