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    The US Naval Academy held a groundbreaking ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland to mark the birth of a $106 million center to focus on cybersecurity, the Navy office of information said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The building will include research labs and a secure compartmented intelligence facility space, which is needed for midshipmen to handle classified information, the release noted.

    "The center was established in recognition of the critical importance that cyber operations play in our national defense and to facilitate the expansion of the Naval Academy's cyber program, which includes a cyber-operations major," the release explained on Thursday.

    The release described the cyber-operations major as an interdisciplinary program that includes computer architecture, programming, data structures, networks, internet, database systems, information assurance, cryptography and forensics.

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