BATON ROUGE, La. – The Stephenson Technologies Corporation (STC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Joint Cyber Range and Training Center on the Water Campus in Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 1, 2022.
This state-of-the-art facility is designed to meet the current and future training needs for the Louisiana National Guard’s Cyber Protection Team, state and local cyber first responders, and industry partners.
“It is truly an exciting time at the Water Campus for the LANG’s Cyber Protection Team. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships and remaining a national leader in the cyber field,” said Maj. Gen. Keith Waddell, adjutant general of the LANG. “Our partnership with Mr. Moulton and his team at STC extends to this day as our cyber warriors and information systems security engineers train to respond to real-world cyber-attacks.”
The Joint Cyber Range and Training Center was initiated in 2019 by different agencies including Gov. Jon Bel Edwards through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that applied state resources to complete the project.
“What a great day for STC; what a great day for the Louisiana National Guard; what a great day for Louisiana!” said Jeff Moulton, founder of STC. “Unfortunately, we need this range; we need to train our cyber protection teams and our cyber defenders to protect this state, to protect our assets, and … protect our children.”
The Joint Cyber Range and Training Center features a VMware based simulation environment designed with the flexibility to provide on demand information technology infrastructure emulation.
The range allows information system security engineers and our cyber warriors to dynamically configure training scenarios to meet the conditions of countless attack scenarios and network configurations. Capabilities include real-world attack simulations, capture the flag exercises, red team/blue team engagements, and many others.
We are thrilled to announce our new tenant at The Water Campus APTIM, a global engineering and environmental consulting firm will be relocating their headquarters to our 1200 Brickyard Lane building. “We are excited to be moving to a corporate headquarters that offers our people a beautiful and state-of-the-art facility to collaborate and innovate, that strengthens the relationship with our home city and state, and that connects our headquarters to the river and the levee,” Mark Fallon, Aptim chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “This location speaks directly to Aptim’s purpose and leadership in resilience and sustainability." For more information: https://bit.ly/3fY17NW
Aug. 27, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis of the Louisiana National Guard announced plans to establish a major cybersecurity center on the Water Campus south of downtown Baton Rouge. There, cybersecurity professionals from the Louisiana National Guard will conduct cyber missions alongside peers from LSU’s applied research affiliate, Stephenson Technologies Corp., and Radiance Technologies, a private defense contractor.
The center will promote a safer cyber community in Louisiana through information sharing, training and partnering among federal and state agencies, academia and industry experts. At the new 1200 Brickyard Lane building on the Water Campus, the project will establish the most secure cyber facility in Louisiana’s Capital Region, while generating dozens of new jobs and pooling the resources of the secured tenants to carry out the most sensitive cybersecurity tasks.
“When I created the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission in 2017, we established a goal of making Louisiana a leader in this fast-growing field,” Gov. Edwards said. “Our top mission is ensuring the safety of sensitive information for Louisiana’s families, our military, our schools, our health-care facilities and our private-sector employers. We want everyone’s data and privacy to be safe and secure. So it’s incumbent upon us to invest in cybersecurity measures that protect our citizens from damaging attacks. Establishing this facility will provide one of the greatest tools for that safety, and it will continue our mission of becoming a global cybersecurity leader.”
Gov. Edwards and Gen. Curtis signed a Memorandum of Understanding that applies state resources to complete the cyber center. Joining them in the MOU signing were President and CEO Jeff Moulton of LSU’s Stephenson Technologies Corp., or STC, and CEO Bill Bailey of Radiance Technologies.
The Louisiana National Guard, or LANG, will lease the 11,000-square-foot space directly from Commercial Properties Realty Trust, an affiliate of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation that is leading development of the Water Campus. LANG leaders plan to call the facility the Louisiana Cyber Coordination Center, or LC3, and the Guard will sublease 3,000 square feet each to LSU’s STC and to Radiance Technologies..
“This cyber center is exactly what the Louisiana National Guard and the State of Louisiana needed to facilitate the fulfillment of its cybersecurity mission,” Gen. Curtis said. “Over time, for those who are authorized to use this facility, this cyber center will act as the central civilian interface for coordinating cybersecurity information sharing, performing cybersecurity threat analysis, and promoting shared and real-time situational awareness between and among the public and private sectors.”
More than 40 LANG members periodically will use LC3 for training and real-world cybersecurity operations. Meanwhile, LSU’s STC affiliate will relocate 15 existing jobs while adding five new jobs at the cyber center, with Radiance Technologies retaining 22 existing jobs in Louisiana and adding 15 new cybersecurity jobs over the next two years: 10 at the Water Campus LC3 and five at its Louisiana Tech University location in Ruston. The new direct jobs created by LSU and Radiance will provide an average annual salary of $70,000, plus benefits.
“By continuing to strengthen our partnership between state, federal and university experts, LSU and Louisiana’s reputation is growing as a national leader in cybersecurity,” Moulton said. “We have the new infrastructure at the Water Campus and the top minds in the field that support our ability to nimbly respond to the most dire threats to national security.”
The Stephenson Technologies Corp. is a nonprofit affiliate of LSU and a federal contractor focused on providing solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, federal Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community and other federal markets. STC operates as a standalone corporation, wholly owned by LSU, that conducts in-depth research on cybersecurity initiatives, including the Internet of Things, industrial control systems and emerging technologies.
For Department of Defense customers, Radiance Technologies provides advanced software tool development; modeling and simulation tool and capability development; and embedded system software development. Most of Radiance’s work focuses on the cybersecurity and physical security of Department of Defense weapon systems and critical U.S. infrastructure.
“With the establishment of this center in Baton Rouge, Radiance Technologies will be adding more than 10 new positions at the Water Campus over the next two years, with an additional five new positions at our Ruston, Louisiana, location in the next 12 months,” Bailey said. “We are excited to continue partnering with the State of Louisiana and LSU to bring high-quality engineering, science and cybersecurity jobs to the region, supporting the Department of Defense and its national security mission.”
To secure the project, the State of Louisiana will provide $1.5 million through Louisiana Economic Development to build-out the existing 11,000 square feet to meet strict government standards. Also through LED, $500,000 in additional funds will support lease payments for up to five years. Other partners in the project, including the Water Campus and STC, will provide up to $250,000 for facility operations.
When fully realized, the LC3 facility will support cyber-related missions at major military installations in Louisiana, such as Fort Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center and Barksdale Air Force Base’s Global Strike Command. Once fully operational, the Water Campus site will play a key role in responding to civilian cyber attacks upon schools and government institutions, as well as private workplaces.
The 1200 Brickyard Lane building, also home to Stantec’s new Baton Rouge engineering and design office, extends public-private investment on the Water Campus to $107 million. Anchors include the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority headquarters, the LSU Center for River Studies, the Water Institute of the Gulf, and the Center for Coastal & Deltaic Solutions. Joining the CPRA headquarters and the 1200 Brickyard Lane office building, upcoming construction of a new 200 Water Street building of loft apartments will complete the perimeter of a Main Square that will become the green space hub of the Water Campus.
“Today’s cybersecurity announcement demonstrates what we have envisioned all along in our Water Campus master plan,” said CEO John Davies of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. “This campus is a catalyst for cutting-edge science, smart lifestyle growth for our Capital Region, and a strong bond forging the future of downtown Baton Rouge and LSU.”
About The Water Campus Nestled on 35 acres between downtown Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s flagship public research university, LSU, the Water Campus will support up to 1.6 million square feet of public, private and commercial space dedicated to collaborative coastal science, applied research, and aligned commercial development. For more information, visit TheWaterCampus.org.
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Global engineering and design firm Stantec announced they will be relocating their downtown office at 500 Main Street to the new Water Campus south of the Mississippi River I-10 bridge. Stantec will be moving to a new building located at 1200 Brickyard Lane, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Stantec’s interior design/workplace team has designed the interior space for the new office encompassing the majority of the fourth floor in the 94,000 square foot building.
Stantec’s new office space will overlook the river and the campus’ Main Square, a green space that will encompass a unique water and design feature that will be embraced throughout the campus. The new floorplan will include private offices, cubicles, collaboration areas and conference rooms.
“As our office has grown over the past 33 years, our commitment to the Baton Rouge community has been crucial to our success. Moving our team to the Water Campus is a great opportunity to further that commitment,” said Mike Bruce, senior principal, Stantec Baton Rouge. “We are excited to work with our internal interior design team to create a brand new, customized, modern, and collaborative office space that will allow better partnership among our staff members,” added Steve Wallace, Managing Leader for Stantec Baton Rouge.
Stantec was recently selected by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to provide engineering, geotechnical, surveying, and other technical design services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project. A key component of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast, the project is one of only two large-scale sediment diversions in the world.
Stantec is the first private tenant lease to be signed on the Water Campus. “It has always been our intention to bring the finest minds in science, engineering, and academia together on the water campus and we are thrilled to have Stantec be the pioneer for the engineering community,” said John Davies, president, CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
1200 Brickyard Lane will be the fourth building to be constructed on the Water Campus. Soon to follow will be 200 Water Street, twenty loft-style apartments and the Main Square which sits between these two buildings. Water Street, the main thoroughfare through the campus will be finished sometime this month.
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The Water Campus is a world-class collaborative research campus devoted to the study of coastal restoration and sustainability. It is home to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The LSU Center for River Studies, The Water Institute of The Gulf and The Estuary Conference and Event Venue with several other buildings under development and construction. The Campus is being developed and managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and its real estate arm Commercial Properties Realty Trust.
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