The Cyber DreamPort along with the AMC will be a great beginning to what has been envisioned as a Technology Corridor between USCA and the Aiken County Government Center.

-Economic Development Partnership Staff

Henry McMaster, SPCA (copy)

Aiken Standard file photo by Colin Demarest

Published January 15, 2020

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s recently released executive budget includes $15 million for the South Carolina National Guard to begin construction of the innovative DreamPort Cybersecurity Collaborative facility at USC Aiken, according to a news release from the university.

The purpose of the DreamPort facility will be to increase the state’s cyber response capabilities through partnerships to keep pace with increasing cyber threats and technology initiatives.

The South Carolina National Guard DreamPort facility will provide classified and unclassified environments where experts can solve some of the most pressing challenges in the cyber realm and use the South Carolina National Guard’s cyber security expertise to the benefit of the state.

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