BAE Systems has announced it intends to open an office in the new Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, with the intent to grow their influence in the region.
BAE said it highly values "the area’s highly skilled workforce and proximity to key customers", with the centre located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation in downtown Augusta.
“We currently have more than 400 employees providing advanced analytics and information assurance mission support in the Fort Gordon/Augusta market and we are continuing to grow,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ intelligence solutions business.
“The Georgia Cyber Center will help us expand our footprint in the region, while providing us with a new hub to attract the next generation of cloud, artificial intelligence and cyber security experts our nation needs.”
The centre will be home to numerous cyber security certificate, undergraduate and graduate-level programs offered by both Augusta University and Augusta Technical College.
“Cyber security is a shared responsibility, and we applaud Georgia’s commitment to attracting, training and growing our nation’s cyber security workforce,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ integrated defence solutions business.
“Sharing a campus with students creates tremendous opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and internships that you will not find anywhere else.”
BAE Systems provides large-scale systems engineering, integration and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains, and offers a range of solutions and services to enable governments and military divisons to "successfully carry out their respective missions".