Google to build $750M data center in Omaha | Meta adds to its Columbus campus

Google comes to the Cornhusker State

OMAHA, NE—As part of its nearly $10 billion build-out of data center and office space around the world, Google has announced plans to build a 1.4 million square foot data center in Omaha. Google’s planned campus there will consist of four buildings, with construction lasting between 18 and 24 months. The company indicates it plans to invest $750M in the Omaha campus and its other nearby data center in the town of Papillon.

Meta expands its Columbus facility

COLUMBUS, OH–Facebook’s parent company, Meta, will be adding two additional data center buildings to its campus in New Albany, which broke ground in 2017. The expansion will add an additional million square feet to the current investment of 2.5 million square feet. This will be a long-term construction project that will last until 2028.

Indiana tech award winners

INDIANA—TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, is a barometer of Indiana’s tech industry growth, strength, and dynamism. Every year with its Mira Awards, it honors nominees and award winners who have reinvented their industries, advanced digital spaces, and brought new thinking to health tech. Here’s a breakdown of this year’s winners in various categories.

Birthplace of cybersecurity

PITTSBURGH, PA—The Steel City is now known for its robotics innovations and medical research. But did you know that it was also the birthplace of cybersecurity? This article explores Pittsburgh’s foray into cybersecurity, beginning with Carnegie Melon University’s founding of the Computer Emergency Response Team  (CERT) in 1988.