The Department of Defense Appropriations Act includes an increase of $10 million in funding for Rome Lab.
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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney says the funding will be used for UAS research and development.

“Small Unmanned Aerial Systems are becoming an essential tool of warfare and increasing funding for research and testing on resilience, communications, and operations is of critical importance. Rome Lab’s ability to adapt to emerging challenges, especially in the arena of unmanned aerial systems continues to grow. This funding I secured will ensure that Rome can continue to lead the charge to find innovative ways of detecting, identifying, and disabling potentially hostile UAS’s. It will help Rome Lab serve the critical and otherwise unmet research needs of the Department of Defense." said Tenney.

Funding in the final appropriations bill contains over $172 million in funding for Rome Lab.

In March, Tenney secured more than $200 million in funding for the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome in the federal spending bill.