Congressman Michael R. Turner today announced that $10,200,000 in appropriations funding for Dayton-area defense projects and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) are included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
Congressman Michael R. Turner today announced that $10,200,000 in appropriations funding for Dayton-area defense projects and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) are included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. The bill, H.R. 3326, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a 395 to 34 vote.
“These projects are essential to Wright-Patterson’s mission in defending our homeland and supporting our men and women in uniform. This funding will help encourage economic growth and job creation across Dayton,” said Rep. Turner, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.
Below is a list of local projects included in the FY 2010 Defense Appropriations bill:
1. ADVANCED TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER (ATIC) - $5,200,000
Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) is an industry-focused research, education and training facility in the Dayton region established to increase the number of expert staff in the field of technical intelligence analysis. ATIC is a leader in training future intelligence and radar analysts who operate Air Force and military radar equipment.
2. INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL STARTER GENERATOR (IESG) - $1,600,000
This project funding will complete the process of designing and developing an advanced electrical starter/generator system for the benefit of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and risk-reduction on the emerging Long Range Strike/Next Generation Bomber program.
3. PRODUCTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS- $1,600,000
This project will transition nano-materials technology into Air Force applications. This technology provides for rapid and immediate improvements in performance and cost reductions for military machines that experience degradation in harsh Middle East environments.
4. OPEN SOURCE RESEARCH CENTERS - $1,000,000
This funding will establish the Space Open Source Research Centers and create new jobs in Ohio’s Third Congressional District. The center’s primary focus will provide relief for federal and state government analysts currently over-burdened with dual research requirements on classified and open source information. This program will enhance the ability of our intelligence community to collect the necessary information vital to our national security while expanding job training and employment for the Dayton community. This project will support federal and military intelligence agencies, including the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB); U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Ohio Homeland Security Fusion Centers, and local security efforts in the collection and execution of valuable, time-sensitive data.
5. TACFAB - $800,000
The TacFab system (Tactical Metal Fabrication) will containerize a portable casting facility and deploy it for test and evaluation. Additionally, new types of metals beyond those currently supported by the RMS can be deployed rapidly. There will be faster turn-around for parts currently manufactured by the RMS from existing metals; and there will be significantly less wasted metal and energy by the RMS. This system will have dual-use application, specifically within the nation’s energy sector, municipalities, and Homeland Security, both for emergency and post-disaster response.
H.R. 3326, the FY 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, now must pass the Senate before it goes to the President for his signature.