The ribbon cutting was only just recently, but one of the cybersecurity companies at the Georgia Cyber Center is already expanding its operations.
The announcement came this week. Parsons Corporation, a leading cybersecurity technology provider, is expanding their operations at the Georgia Cyber Center by adding more than 80 new jobs.
“We are thrilled a leading cybersecurity company like Parsons is seeing rapid growth at the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta,” Kemp said in a news release. “This expansion showcases the Cyber Center’s tremendous impact on the cyber industry in our state and the CSRA. These additional, high-quality jobs will only add to Georgia’s resume as a national leader in the cyber industry and a key national security asset.”
In August 2019, Governor Kemp announced Parsons’ initial decision to locate and create 26 new jobs at the Cyber Center in Augusta. This most recent expansion is the result of Parsons’ growing cyber business as U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon continues to promote the growth of the industry in Augusta.
“Parsons has long been part of the regional community and we are thrilled to continue our growth in support of the U.S. Army cyber mission,” said Chuck Harrington, president and CEO of Parsons Corporation. “Our leading capabilities help the nation’s warfighter operate at the tactical edge. Parsons stands ready to support them regardless of the mission or location.”
For decades, Parsons has worked behind the scenes delivering cybersecurity services to protect the nation’s network across defense and critical infrastructure markets. Their customers include the intelligence community, federal and state agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial enterprises.
“The Development Authority of Augusta is excited for the further investment by Parsons in the Georgia Cyber Center and our community,” said Steven Kendrick, chairman of the Development Authority of Augusta. “These are the jobs that we have been targeting as a community for cybersecurity and Downtown Augusta since the state’s investment in the Georgia Cyber Center. Parsons is a tremendous company that will be great for the community, Fort Gordon, and create jobs for the citizens of Richmond County and the entire MSA. We are excited to be able to assist them and look forward to helping them as they continue to expand in our community.”