U.S. Rep. Rick Allen visits Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon

Published: May. 6, 2021 at 10:32 AM EDT|Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 10:41 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - U.S. Rep Rick Allen, R-Augusta, visited Fort Gordon on Thursday to tour the Cyber Center of Excellence.

Allen has been a big supporter in growing the cyber security indusstry in Augusta.

He told us it all starts with stepping up our game in cyber education.

“For example … a charter cyber school. Obviously, we have cyber graduates coming out of Augusta University and a very fine program there, but we’re talking about these kids going right from high school to cyber,” he said.

Richmond County already offers that kind of program to nearly 200 students through its cyber academy of excellence.

Allen says he wants to see that same concept expand even further.

You can watch his news conference above.

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