The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is getting a $2.7 million grant out of Washington that will help the school renovate its National Cybersecurity Center.
That facility is located at 3650 N. Nevada Avenue and was purchased by UCCS in 2007.
The grant, which is coming from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, will fund the construction of four new classrooms, four labs, four conference rooms, new faculty offices, and a study area for students.
The grant will be added to an additional $2.7 million for the project that is coming from other sources.
In a statement, Dana Gartzke, acting secretary with the Economic Development Department, said that the grant funding will “allow the University of Colorado to make upgrades to its cybersecurity center to allow new companies in the cybersecurity industry to grow and diversify the Colorado Springs economy.”
The cybersecurity program on the UCCS campus came about as the result of a partnership between the National Cybersecurity Center and the school launched in early 2016.
The Center’s N. Nevada Avenue structure was built in 1978 and was formerly the home of TRW, Incorporated, a manufacturing company involved in aerospace and systems engineering.
The National Cybersecurity Center helps businesses and non-profits, as well as government agencies, to prevent and also recover from cyber attacks, while also conducting ongoing research on cybersecurity threats.
By Garry Boulard
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