State of Georgia Archives: on Technology


Nathan Deal: Make GA the Silicon Valley of the South via cyber security

In 2013, the U.S. Army announced that it would build a new cyber command headquarters alongside the National Security Agency facilities at Fort Gordon in Augusta. Less than two months ago, military officials broke ground on those future headquarters that will cost $2 billion.

Fort Gordon is already home to the Cyber Center of Excellence, a training facility for cyberspace operations. And soon, we will begin construction on the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.

My proposed budget includes $50 million for this state-owned facility, designed to promote modernization in cybersecurity technology for both private and public industries. In conjunction with the Department of Defense and the NSA, this invaluable resource will put Georgia at the pinnacle of efforts to enhance American cybersecurity in the public and private arenas with a resource unlike any other in the country. This will solidify Georgia's reputation as the Silicon Valley of the South.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Georgia Legislature Jan 11, 2017

Andrew Hunt: Apply lessons of nanotech to colleges; stop importing talent

As founder and former CEO of a leading nanotechnology company I personally know the importance of highly educated work force. As a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology I have proudly represented our state in national and international forums and conferences where leaders from across the world collaborate to find solutions to some of the most complex challenges on the planet. We will establish a strong network of interdisciplinary partnerships between industry and academic leaders within the state of Georgia.

We must implement technology and emphasize math, science and creative thought processing so our high-tech companies never have to import our scientists and engineers from outside of the US, and the top talent coming from our higher education system remains here. Utilizing existing technology, we can improve educational opportunities by accessing knowledge & effective teaching systems that already exist. We have talent here in Georgia; education is the key to unlocking that talent.

Source: 2014 Georgia gubernatorial campaign website, AndrewHunt.us Aug 31, 2014

Michelle Nunn: Reverse the downward trends in basic R&D funding

Q: How would you help Americans save so they can secure their future and live independently as they age?

A: We need government policies that promote a strong middle class, build self-sufficiency for low-income families, and ensure that every Georgian has a chance to become a productive and engaged citizen. We must invest in our infrastructure, ensure that our educational system at every level is teaching the skills our young people need to succeed in a rapidly changing economy, and reverse the downward trends in basic research and development funding. We also have to create a simpler tax code and roll back unnecessary regulations that impede business development.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Aug 31, 2014

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