The National Security Agency opened a new cryptology facility in Augusta, Ga. March 5 to provide professionals with advanced signal technologies.
The Georgia Cryptologic Center is a $286 million facility for conducting signals intelligence operations.
The agency said in a release that the center is for global communications and cryptologic workforce training.
The Georgia-based cryptologic center is step in NSA’s efforts to develop a response effort to mitigate current and future cyber threats, the agency said.
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA director, said in January that the NSA is working to consolidate its cyber defense network by moving to cloud computing and reducing its total number of data centers.
NSA recently opened a Hawaii-based facility in January and its upgrading its Texas- and Denver-based facilities.