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Frontier Technology expands in Huntsville to serve fast-growing cyber business

HUNTSVILLE — Frontier Technology is expanding its cyber operations facilities in Huntsville with the construction of a Huntsville Analysis and Cyber Security Center.

Dayton, Ohio-based FTI is a provider of deep data expertise and mission-tailored services and solutions to the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

The expansion will add 25,000 square feet of secure facility space operating at all classification levels to complement the company’s office in Huntsville’s Redstone Gateway, the company said in a news release.

“Our late founder Lavon Jordan has deep roots in the Huntsville area. Since we opened our first office in Huntsville in 2010, I’ve been amazed at how far we’ve come with this community,” said company President Jose Hidalgo. “FTI’s HACS Center will serve as a Cyber Center of Excellence, with state-of-the-art technology, expertise and resources to help our customers advance, accelerate and optimize defenses against increasingly sophisticated and dangerous cyber threats.”

The new facilities will bring FTI’s cyber operations footprint in Huntsville to 40,000 square feet. In addition to supporting 60 FTI employees already based in Huntsville, the HACS Center will create 140 jobs over the next three years.

“It is exciting to see the great leadership and professionalism the FTI team brings to decision analysis tools and in-depth cyber capabilities supporting DoD across the Services,” said retired Army Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers, an FTI board member. “The growth in Huntsville reinforces the importance of this work across all government agencies.”

FTI will invest approximately $10 million for the expansion of its footprint in Huntsville. The FTI HACS Center is expected to be complete and operational by the first half of 2025.

“I commend FTI on its expansion in Huntsville,” said U.S. Rep. Dale Strong. “The HACS Center will contribute to our national security through cyber security, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

“Now more than ever, it’s crucial the United States is on the cutting edge of next-generation war fighting and this investment will contribute to that mission.”

A cyber attack occurs every 39 seconds on average, and the DoD is among the prime targets for a wide array of ever-evolving and ever more dangerous threats.

“FTI is able to provide the most powerful insights, skilled talent and sophisticated technology to deter bad actors and defend critical military infrastructure and intelligence,” said COO Lincoln Hudson. “The HACS Center’s innovative edge will help us maintain our industry-leading standard and attract some of the country’s best cyber talent from in, around, and beyond Huntsville.”

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