Concept of Operations

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1) Partnerships

Public-Private Partnership between the Academia, Industry, Non-Profits and Government.

2) Security Operations Center “Protect, Detect, Respond”

Help Non-profits, small-to mid-sized businesses,  and government agencies combat and recover from cyber attacks.

3) Education & Certification “Career Focused”

A Cyber Research, Education and Training Center that will conduct research on cybersecurity threats and develop a cybersecurity workforce through education programs at MSU, Drury, Evangel, and other schools around the state and nation.

4) Workforce Development “Focused Development”

A pipeline for development and placement of Springfield High School and University Students into the Cyber Workforce

5) Accelerate Innovation “Community Leadership”

A Cyber institute to bring real-time information on the latest cyber trends, security, best practices and education resources to elected officials to help them better protect Springfield and MO computer systems, networks and critical infrastructure.

6) Alignment with Economic Development Office goals

  • Creating and retaining quality jobs
  • Increasing Education and Training of Citizens per capita
  • Improving the quality of life for all citizens
  • Increasing private investment in the community
  • Increasing the property tax and sales tax base
  • Providing and maintaining public infrastructure