History of the Alliance for Cyber Education’s (ACE) CyberPatriot Efforts
In 2018 the Alliance for Fort Gordon’s youth cyber-education program was designated a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. The designation by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office made the local program the 15th in the nation – and the only in Georgia and South Carolina – to receive the honor.
In 2018 – 2019 and 2019 – 2020 the Alliances Cyber Education team was named the nation’s CyberPatriot Center of Excellence of the year for two consecutive years.
Fort Gordon was redesignated to Fort Eisenhower on 27 October 2023. At this time the Alliance for Fort Gordon was redesignated as the Alliance for Fort Eisenhower.
CyberPatriot promotes STEM programs to area K-12 schoolchildren to strengthen their cyber skills and develop a future cybersecurity workforce, was created in 2016 through the nonprofit CSRA Alliance for Fort Eisenhower, which coordinates the seven-county Fort Eisenhower Cyber District initiative.
Alliance for Fort Eisenhower Executive Director Tom Clark stated the recognition was the result of work by the Alliance’s cyber education committee as well as “our region’s school superintendents, our region’s strong business partnerships, our 104 CyberPatriot regional teams and the Fort Eisenhower Adopt-a-School program.”
Since 2019, the Alliance for Fort Gordon/Eisenhower has run free CyberPatriot Summer Camps graduating over 750 of our region’s youth from both the basic and advanced CyberPatriot summer camp programs.