With respect to transformation and growth, Fort Gordon has seen nearly 3900 new service members and government civilians arrive at Fort Gordon since 2012. These employees brought over 5100 family members, which included an estimated 1650 school age children. Between now and US Army Cyber Command's arrival in FY19 and 20, we anticipate an additional 5% growth which equates to 1200 additional personnel, an additional 1570 family members, to include 470 school age children, according to the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon data.
Additionally, the National Security Administration has a $400 million facility at Fort Gordon, which will eventually employ nearly 4,000 people.
More than 27,000 military retirees reside in the Augusta area, earning millions in retirement pay.
The projected construction of a new Cyber Campus from FY 18 to FY 25 will dramatically change the face of the Cyber Center of Excellence. This could result in over $780M worth of projected upgrades, renovations, and new construction on Fort Gordon.
About 1800 service members separate from the military at Fort Gordon each year. These are primarily highly skilled information technology or medical professionals. Surveys show about half plan to or would like to remain in Augusta area if there were jobs available.
As the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon operates the military's largest communications and cybersecurity training centers and has an annual economic impact of $2.26 billion. With the relocation of Army Cyber Command and the construction of a proposed new Cyber Campus, Fort Gordon could be the home for all Department of Defense cyber forces training.
More than $211 million in construction is currently ongoing at Fort Gordon, which is the region's largest employer. Another $1.4 billion in projected upgrades, renovations and construction, including a new Cyber Campus, are expected at the installation over the next 10 years.