Meta data in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO—A new hyperscale data center is coming to Kansas City. Meta is announcing Kansas City as its new home and is expected to invest more than $800 million over the next several years to build out a hyperscale data center. The data center will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the world and will add additional renewable energy to the region’s local grid.
Autonomous app security solution
PITTSBURGH, PA—ForAllSecure has raised a $21 million series B funding round for its autonomous application security testing solution. The company also debuted a free version of its Mayhem product aimed at helping developers to secure open-source projects.
Intel to support Ohio’s education and research programs
OHIO—As part of its $20 billion investment in Ohio, Intel will be providing $100 million to establish semiconductor manufacturing education and research programs, at least half of which will go to Ohio higher-education institutions. Some of the money will go toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) development programs at the local, regional and national level, including a manufacturing technician certification effort.
Tech implementation to support IT infrastructure at NGA campus in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO—General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has been awarded the User Facing and Data Center Services (UDS) contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). UDS is a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a $4.5 billion ceiling and 10-year ordering period. GDIT expanded its presence in St. Louis with the opening of its flagship facility at the Cortex in December 2021. This tech implementation will support the IT infrastructure at NGA’s new campus in St. Louis, Next NGA West.
Increasing interest in electronic hardware in schools
LAWRENCE, KS—The global chip shortage has affected the automotive industry but could also affect other industries such as aerospace, defense, health care and information technology. Meeting chip production capacity requires talent. Tamzidul Hoque, a University of Kansas School of Engineering assistant professor, has received a federal grant to explore using “gamifying” techniques to boost the interest of undergraduate students in learning the design and application of electronic hardware.