Congressman Anthony Brindisi says the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes $14.2 million in additional funding for security upgrades at Rome Lab

The funding will be used to construct perimeter security at the Air Force Research Lab.

“The sensitive work done at Rome Lab places it at a high risk and protecting these funds will help directly ensure the safety of thousands of Rome Lab employees against potential terrorist threats. I have been notified by the Air Force that these vital dollars for Rome Lab will not be diverted. We need to secure our borders, but we cannot put other aspects of our national security at risk.” said Brindisi.

Brindisi, previously testified before the House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee in support of the project.