The military’s commitment to assure that Rome Lab continues as a world-class center for high-tech defense science was solidified last week with the announcement that the Lab has been designated as the Quantum Information Science Research Center for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
As noted by local officials, it’s an exciting new development for our region.
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, noted: “The Lab’s new designation by the U.S. Air Force as a Quantum Information Science Research Center will open up new federal funding opportunities for Rome and further cement our region’s position as a leader in the critically important field of quantum technology.” Nationally, the project will advance U.S. cyber defenses.
All of this wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the collaboration of federal, state and local officials with the CNY Defense Alliance, Mayor Jacqueline Izzo said. “With the introduction of Innovare Advancement Center and the additional funding dedicated for quantum research at AFRL, new partnerships will be
forged in cybersecurity to assist our country’s defense and further the Air Force’s investment in our world class laboratory,” Izzo added.