Defense

  • U.S. Army Builds Directed Energy Research Facility

    6-30-2020

    The U.S. Army is building the Directed Energy Research Facility at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. The 5,800-sf project will provide the Space and Missile Defense Command with specialized high-bay labs for the creation of high energy laser (HEL) technologies.

  • US Navy Breaks Ground on Directed Energy Systems Integration Laboratory

    5-22-2020

    The US Navy broke ground in May of 2020 on the $23 million Directed Energy Systems Integration Laboratory in Port Hueneme, Calif.

  • Federal Stimulus Bill Allocates $2.2 Trillion for Coronavirus Research and Relief

    4-15-2020

    Federal financial measures have been approved in the past few weeks to shore up the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with direct monetary assistance and business loans totaling $5.5 trillion, and more support and flexibility for research universities and government contractors. The federal stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—is intended to pump $2.2 trillion dollars into the economy, primarily in the healthcare and research sectors, and to provide emergency relief to institutions, businesses, and workers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic. The specifics of how it will be implemented are still evolving, and it is likely that additional stimulus bills will be considered in the coming months, including investments in infrastructure for the nation’s research enterprise.

  • US Air Force Plans Intelligence Production Complex

    12-28-2019

    The US Air Force will begin construction in early 2020 on the $182 million Intelligence Production Complex at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The 225,000-sf facility will provide secure labs and offices to support mission-critical defense initiatives.

  • US Navy Breaks Ground on Cyber Warfare Engineering Laboratory

    12-22-2019

    The US Navy broke ground on the Cyber Warfare Engineering Laboratory in December of 2019 in Dahlgren, Va. The 10,000-sf facility will provide classified research space for the development, testing, and analysis of hardware and software systems for military weapon systems.

  • FBI Constructs Operations Support Building at Redstone Arsenal

    11-28-2019

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is constructing the Operations Support Building in Huntsville, Ala. Aided by $385 million in FY2019 funding, the facility is part of a $1 billion project to create the FBI’s HQ2 campus on 1,600 acres at the Redstone Arsenal.

  • Texas A&M University Expands RELLIS Campus

    9-19-2019

    Texas A&M University opened the $70 million headquarters of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) in September of 2019 in Bryan.

  • X Corp Solutions Opens Quantico Cyber Hub

    9-15-2019

    Defense contractor X Corp Solutions opened the $10 million Quantico Cyber Hub in September of 2019 in Stafford, Va. The three-story, 30,000-sf facility provides state-of-the-art classrooms for cybersecurity education and training programs.

  • Air Force Research Laboratory Constructs Open Innovation Campus

    9-9-2019

    The Air Force Research Laboratory will break ground in fall of 2019 on the $12 million Open Innovation Campus in Rome, N.Y.

  • Raytheon Plans Advanced Manufacturing Facility

    9-6-2019

    Raytheon is planning to build a 200,000-sf advanced manufacturing facility in McKinney, Texas.