TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has secured $12.4 million for Florida A&M University (FAMU) for defense research projects.
Congressman Boyd also secured $8.5 million for Florida State University and $800,000 for Tallahassee Community College.
“At the frontlines of defense research, our colleges and universities play an integral role in our national defense efforts,” said Congressman Boyd. “Investing in our research programs not only benefits our military, but it also helps strengthen our schools’ reputations as leaders in research and innovation. I am proud to support this funding to facilitate the important work being done at FAMU, FSU and TCC.”
Congressman Boyd secured funding for the following FAMU defense-related projects:
- $6.4 million for the Future Affordable Multi-Utility Materials for the Army Future Combat Systems. This funding will help to continue research and develop advanced process sensors to be used by the U.S. Army’s unmanned vehicles, which gather intelligence and carry out various missions on the land and in the air.
- $4.8 million for the Standoff Improvised Explosive Device Detection Program. This funding will continue research and develop advanced sensors and imaging systems for the detection of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and help service members in the field identify IEDs without having to be near them.
- $1.2 million for the Advance Standoff Technologies for National Security. This funding will assist with research and develop advanced sensor systems capable of detections of nuclear, chemical, or biological attacks.
“As our country continues its sustained war on fighting terrorism, FAMU researchers are providing our armed forces the tools necessary to fight successfully against the enemies of our country,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons.
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