Sen. Ossoff’s bill would enable new construction and upgrades at Ft Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff’s bill to strengthen U.S. national security by upgrading Fort Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence has passed the U.S. Senate as part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
To help address rapidly advancing cybersecurity threats, Sen. Ossoff’s Ft. Gordon Cyber Center Enhancement Act would enable the construction of new classrooms for Ft. Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence, which provides essential training to cyber, electronic warfare, and signal professionals in the U.S. Army.
The legislation authorizes new funding for the Department of Defense to modernize Ft. Gordon’s cyber center — enhancing the center’s capabilities and upgrading classrooms to accommodate the country’s growing cyber workforce.
“The Cyber Center for Excellence on Post is a world-class facility that is crucial to U.S. national security, and the Georgians who serve there are heroes who need the infrastructure, space and facilities necessary to do their jobs to maximum effectiveness,” Sen. Ossoff said. “That’s why I wrote and passed this law with bipartisan support to secure these upgrades for Ft. Gordon.”
Ft. Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence is essential to our nation’s national security. According to a 2022 study, the United States is the most targeted country for cyberattacks worldwide, largely outpacing the next ranked country.
Sen. Ossoff brought Republicans and Democrats together to pass his new legislation through this year’sNational Defense Authorization Act.
Click here to read the Ft. Gordon Cyber Center Enhancement Act.