(August 11, 2021) The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is now designated as the Quantum Information Science Research Center for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. This allows AFRL to expand its collaborations across government, industry and academia, further accelerating the research, development and deployment of quantum technologies. To support these efforts, AFRL’s Information Directorate headquartered in Rome, New York, will receive fiscal year 2020 funds under the Defense Quantum Information Science Research and Development Program in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act.
The FY2020 NDAA authorized DOD research labs to create QIS Research Centers. This new AFRL center joins NRL’s QIS research center that was announced last year.