The Cyber X Factor of the Savannah River Site

The SRS region is ideally positioned and equipped to assist in the national security missions and the defense of the energy grid and other critical energy infrastructure assets due to unique assets and is an ideal place to form a cybersecurity collaboration between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE).   Local regional synergies, available collaborative opportunities, and a growing local workforce currently exist and are expanding mainly due to the U.S. Army Cyber Command transfer to Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA which brings with it unparalleled technological, political and economic influence to the region.  This partnership will promote the mutual exchange of information and resources to improve the security and resilience for both DOE and DOD.

SRS brings a strong security ingress/egress and has significant landmass to host numerous cyber-related exercises and demonstration projects. The local region brings a stable economy that allows for a high quality of life and a low cost of living within a vibrant community.

We are beginning a socialization effort to make policy makers, national security leaders, cybersecurity technology providers, and critical infrastructure owner/operators aware of this unprecedented opportunity. We have hopes these decision makers will immediately investigate the untapped resources that exist in the SRS region and capitalize on these opportunities, which will benefit the Nation from an economic, energy sector, and national security perspective.

Links to the studies associated with this concept can be found below:

The Cyber X Factor of the Savannah River Site

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