When it comes to high speed data processing and transmission, Mississippi is wired for business.
The state of Mississippi is well equipped to play a leading role in the rapidly evolving data and information technology industry. With more than 340,000 miles of fiber optics in place and some of the lowest commercial and industrial power rates in the nation, the data and information processing industry is quickly expanding throughout the state.
One of the Department of Defense’s most powerful supercomputers is operated by the U.S. Navy at Stennis Space Center located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
15 of 22 Department of Homeland Security’s Data Suppliers are located at NCCIPS, the National Center for Critical Information Processing & Storage Center located at Stennis Space Center.
Mississippi State University ranked in the top 500 supercomputers in the world 18 times since 1996.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg manages five major Department of Defense Supercomputer Resource Centers and hosts one of the centers at its Vicksburg site.
Information Technology in Mississippi
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