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Air Force Academy Breaking Ground on Cyber Security Center
August 16, 2021 -
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The Air Force Academy in Colorado will soon break ground on a multi-million dollar cyber security center.
A 33,000 square-foot center will include classrooms, labs, and research and design spaces for cadets to study advanced computer and cyber science concepts and collaborate with fellow cadets and industry leaders, according to the Air Force website.
The project has more than 420 donors who have committed more than $26 million for the project. Paul Medera and his wife, Joan, are the largest donors for the center, which will be named the Madera Cyber Innovation Center.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.
“Cyberspace is a critical domain now and will be even more so in the future,” says Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, the Academy’s superintendent. “It touches every aspect of our military operations. This facility is going to be a game-changer for the Academy … a reminder that this Academy will lead the way in this field.”
Dave Lubach is Managing Editor, Facility Market.