Loeffler, First Lady Marty Kemp Visit Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University

Loeffler: ‘There’s No Question Augusta is a Major Hub for Cybersecurity in the United States’

AUGUSTA, GA – U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp yesterday visited the Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University (AU) to meet with leadership and receive a briefing regarding Georgia’s investment to enhance economic development and the cybersecurity workforce in the region.

“It is great to visit the Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University with Georgia’s First Lady Marty Kemp,” said Senator Loeffler. “There’s no question Augusta is a major hub for cybersecurity in the United States, and I’m proud of the number of academic, government and corporate partnerships in the heart of the community that have made this possible. Augusta University has also led an impressive effort to expand telehealth services amid COVID-19. These programs will continue to benefit Georgians for years to come. I commend the great work happening here in Augusta, and I look forward to seeing Augusta University and the Georgia Cyber Center continue to thrive in the future.”

“On Thursday, I was honored to tour the Georgia Cyber Center with Senator Loeffler,” said First Lady Marty Kemp. “Augusta is the ‘Cyber Hub of the South’ and the investments made into the cyber industry are paying huge dividends for the region. I am grateful for Senator Loeffler, and I applaud all of the efforts of Augusta University to keep Georgia safe, healthy and strong.”

(photo courtesy of Augusta University)

(photo courtesy of Augusta University)

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Background:

Senator Loeffler and First Lady Marty Kemp also received an update on federal funding flowing into AU and AU Medical Center from a number of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grants that will expand telehealth initiatives.

Since April, Loeffler has sent three letters of support for AU and AU Health to receive funding to support health care providers in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC has awarded AU Medical Center a total of $824,060 in grants, including a $710,316 grant in July to improve the facility’s virtual care efforts.

Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed a bill introduced by Loeffler, the VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act, to help expand the number of health care workers and professionals who can treat veterans via telehealth while ensuring that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care trainees receive the training they need to provide care through telehealth.


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