GTRI

Cobb County Research Facility

Visit the Cobb County Research Facility (CCRF)

From Points North

  1. Take I-75 South, Exit 14, toward Atlanta (U.S. 41)/Chattanooga.
  2. Merge onto the I-75 South Windy Hill Road ramp.
  3. Take the Windy Hill Road Exit toward Smyrna.
  4. Turn right onto Windy Hill Road.
  5. Cross Cobb Parkway, a five-lane road 0.7 mile from the expressway.
  6. After going under a bridge overpass, you will immediately turn right onto Atlanta Road.
  7. Travel approximately 0.9 miles down Atlanta Road (second traffic light) to Lockheed Martin.
  8. Turn right and proceed under railroad tracks to George McMillan Drive.
  9. Turn left and proceed approximately 0.4 miles to a stop sign near the Clay National Guard Center.
  10. Proceed straight for 0.3 miles on Richardson Road to facility on the right.
  11. Proceed through the Cobb County Research Facility gate and go around to the end of the lake.
  12. Visitor parking is on the left.
  13. Enter Building 1 on the left and proceed up the stairs.
  14. Check in with the guard in the lobby.

From the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Campus Location

  1. Take I-75 North to the Windy Hill Road exit (first exit after I-285 interchange).
  2. Turn left onto Windy Hill Road.
  3. Cross Cobb Parkway, a five-lane road 0.7 mile from the expressway.
  4. After going under a bridge overpass you will immediately turn right onto Atlanta Road.
  5. Travel approximately 0.9 miles down Atlanta Road (second traffic light) to Lockheed Martin.
  6. Turn right and proceed under railroad tracks to George McMillan Drive.
  7. Turn left and proceed approximately 0.4 miles to a stop sign near the Clay National Guard Center.
  8. Proceed straight for 0.3 miles on Richardson Road to facility on the right.
  9. Proceed through the Cobb County Research Facility gate and go around to the end of the lake.
  10. Visitor parking is on the left.
  11. Enter Building 1 on the left and proceed up the stairs.
  12. Check in with the guard in the lobby.

The Cobb County Research Facility is not accessible via mass transit.

Visitor Procedures

Classified visits are necessary when the purpose of the visits cannot be achieved without access to, or disclosure of, classified information. All classified visits require advance notification to and approval of GTRI.

Visits to the Institute Involving Access to Classified Information

  1. GTRI visitors must sign in and out on the register for classified visits with the building attendant of the building visited. All visitors attending classified meetings must have an approved classified visit request for the specific visit on file with the GTRI Research Security Department.
  2. All visitors will have their identity verified and remain under constant escort when in areas in which classified work is in progress or classified information is available, unless otherwise authorized by the Research Security Department. The designated escort will be made aware of the visitor's access and movement limitations by the visitor's point of contact. Transfer of escort responsibility to another employee will be accomplished directly and personally.
  3. Visitors will be prohibited from making recordings during classified discussions, or taking photographs in any area where classified information might be recorded on film, unless the visitor has received prior written approval by the Government Contracting Authority (GCA) whose classified information is involved. A copy of this authorization must be provided to GTRI's director of research security in advance of the visit.
  4. Classified material may not be released to a visitor without prior written approval of the GCA, except as required in connection with contract administration, in performance of a prime or subcontract or as necessary in connection with an official investigation.
  5. Representatives of the federal government, when acting in their official capacity as inspectors, investigators or auditors, may visit the Institute without advanced notification, provided these representatives present appropriate government credentials upon arrival.

Long-term Visitors

Long-term visitors will follow GTRI's security procedures while a resident in the facility. Additionally, long-term visitors will:

  1. Arrange for their own visits away from the facility through their own company security office.
  2. Execute a security agreement acknowledging that they will follow GTRI's security policies and procedures. (Government employees and intermittent visitors are excluded from this requirement.)
  3. Not be permitted to be custodians of classified material.

Visits Not Involving Access to Classified Information

  1. Visitors will not be permitted to obtain physical, visual or aural access to classified information or material.
  2. When required, the visitor will present satisfactory identification and complete and sign the visitor register with the building attendant of the building visited.
  3. Prior authorization from GTRI's director of research security will be required for non-escort status and authorization to bring reproduction or recording equipment or material into the facility to be used in conjunction with a classified visit.

Classified Visit Request

Ashley Pecks
Phone: 404-407-6661
Fax: 404-407-8691
JPAS SMO Code: 0KC834
E-mail: ashley.pecks@gtri.gatech.edu

When you request to visit, please have the name and phone number of your GTRI point of contact available.