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Mohawk Valley to Play Pivotal Role in Future of Quantum Information with Opening and Dedication of New Lab

Brand new, state-of-the-art quantum science laboratory at IAC named Colonel Timothy J. Lawrence Quantum Laboratory

A brand new, state-of-the-art quantum science laboratory at IAC now bears the name of the man who drove its creation.
The Colonel Timothy J. Lawrence Quantum Laboratory was officially unveiled today at the IAC in Rome, New York. The lab will enable foundational basic quantum research that will be used by scientists and researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and international collaborators from academia and industry, to drive advancements in the Air Force’s command, control, computers, and intelligence (C4I) efforts.
“Innovare Advancement Center is quickly growing into its vision to become a global destination for scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to converge and push boundaries on new technologies to advance national security,” said Heather Hage, President and CEO of Griffiss Institute. “Naming this laboratory for the man who pushed boundaries to bring it to life is our way of honoring Col. Lawrence’s contributions and establishing the highest bar of excellence for everyone who collaborates in our state-of-the-art facility.”
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IAC and GI Announce Commitment as Champions to Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Initiative highlights growing importance of cybersecurity and encouraging individuals and organizations to take necessary measures to stay safe and secure

The Griffiss Institute and Innovare Advancement Center together today announced their commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as 2021 Champions and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations,nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’
“Cyber Security is comprised of many different fields, all of which have their special niche. From classical computing to cloud environments, to the new age of Quantum. Technologies and software are constantly changing and evolving, which is great, but can leave people vulnerable,” says Chris Ward, Cyber Security Technician at Griffiss Institute. “Cyber security should always be thought about, from strong passwords to multifactor authentication. One is only as secure as their weakest link. During the month of October, we want to highlight our weak points so that we can better protect ourselves, our companies, our families. It takes 15 years to build a reputation, but only one security incident to ruin it. Cyber security is much more than a matter of IT. If you spend more on coffee than on security, you will be hacked. Let’s use October to make sure that does not happen.”
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Over $19M To Be Awarded To Small Businesses During U.S. Air Force ‘Trusted AI At Scale’ Event

Trusted AI at Scale is comprised of two Air Force events: USAF SBIR/STTR Pitch Day and final installment of Trusted AI Challenge Series

Trusted AI at Scale, an Artificial Intelligence event presented by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Innovare Advancement Center, will occur virtually July 26-28, 2021. The event is free and open to the public, and will bring together technology leaders from across government, academia, andindustry to explore the challenges of developing AI systems that are safe,secure, robust, capable, and effective.
Trusted AI at Scale is comprised of two Air Force events: the U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (USAF SBIR/STTR) Pitch Day – an AFRL Enterprise-wide activity led by the AFRL Information Directorate (RI) in Rome – as well as the final installment of the Trusted AI Challenge Series.
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Innovare Celebrates!

On July 8, 2021, Innovare Advancement Center officially opened to the public with a day full of events that included a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in the morning, followed by an afternoon Invest NY program focusing on entrepreneurs in aerospace and defense, and ended in the evening with a Summer Soirée featuring local cuisine and local celebrity chef, Spatchcock Funk.
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The CSIAC Podcast - Explore the Innovare Advancement Center Part 2
07-06-2021 – The CSIAC Podcast: Explore the Innovare Advancement Center - Part 2
Part 2 of this podcast series delves deeper into the Innovare Advancement Center and its focus areas in Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, cybersecurity, quantum computing and Unmanned Aerial Systems. Innovare is a community of information scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to create new technologies, spin out new startups, and set new investments... LISTEN NOW >
The CSIAC Podcast - Explore the Innovare Advancement Center - Part 1
04-13-2021 – The CSIAC Podcast: Explore the Innovare Advancement Center - Part 1
This podcast series will provide an overview of the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Information Directorate’s open innovation initiative and the Innovare Advancement Center. AFRL envisions Innovare becoming a global catalyst to converge world-class talent with cutting-edge facilities and focused technology challenges to accelerate the development of.... LISTEN NOW >
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News Wire

CNY Business Journal: Rome Lab Awards SUNY Poly Professor $5.5M for Computer Chips That Can Learn and Adapt (11/18/2021)

Rome Sentinel: SUNY Poly prof gets $5.5M Air Force award for neuromorphic computer chips (11/15/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Quantum-Science Laboratory Opens at Innovare Advancement Center (11/2/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Laboratory at Innovare named in honor of retired colonel (10/21/2021)

Utica Phoenix: Mohawk Valley Opening and Dedication of New Laboratory (10/29/2021)

Observer-Dispatch: Innovare dedicates new quantum computing lab in Rome (10/29/2021)

WIBX: Cutting Edge Quantum Research Being Done at Innovare Center in Rome (10/25/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Gillibrand touts Innovare Center (10/26/2021)

WKTV: Sen. Gillibrand Visits Innovare Center in Rome (10/25/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: Senator Gillibrand tours Innovare Advancement Center in Rome (10/25/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Griffiss Institute launches campaign to promote cyber safety (10/6/2021)

Rome Sentinel: State Liberty Medals presents to local Gold Star families (9/24/2021)

WIBX: Griffo Honors Gold Star Mothers With New York Liberty Medals (9/23/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Pair of new businesses are signs of ongoing progress (9/20/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Brownfield summit to be held Oct. 6-7 (9/15/2021)

My Little Falls: Learn, Network and Invest in New York's Mohawk Valley (9/8/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: CNY Politicians tour Rome Lab and Innovare Advancement Center (8/31/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Tenney touts military assets in tour of Rome Lab, DFAS (8/31/2021)

WAER 88.3 Syracuse University: Congress Members Tenney, Katko Tour Griffiss High-Tech Facilities In Rome And Discuss Their Role In Combating Threats (8/30/2021)

WIBX: Workforce At DFAS In Rome Continues To Grow With 100 New Jobs Added Since April (8/30/2021)

Spectrum News 1: Researchers in Rome advancing America's defense (8/30/21)

Stars and Stripes: New York lab designated as quantum research center for Air Force, Space Force (8/17/2021)

Observer-Dispatch: Rome Lab designated as quantum research center for Air Force, Space Force (8/17/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Another commitment for Rome Lab (8/17/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Hochul’s visit highlights value of local efforts (7/30/2021)

CNY Business Journal: New Griffiss Institute CEO Outlines Organization's Vision (7/29/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Maintaining The Mohawk Valley's Economic-Development Momentum (7/29/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: Trusted A.I. at Scale Event awards $18M in Rome (7/26/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Rome Lab, Innovare host virtual seminar, ‘pitch day’ (7/24/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: Innovare hosts ‘Trusted A.I. At Scale’ event, $19M being awarded to Small Business (7/23/2021)

CNY Business Journal: This Week's Special report: Manufacturing/High-Tech/Incubators/Accelerators: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome operates as accelerator for AI, cyber, UAS (7/19/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome Operates as Accelerator for AI, Cyber UAS (7/16/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Innovare Advancement Center Officially Opens (7/9/2021)

WKTV: World-Class Technology Center Opens in Rome (7/8/2021)

WIBX 950AM: Cutting Edge Technology Research Comes To Rome With Opening Of Innovare (7/8/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Officials hail quantum leap forward. Day-long series of events celebrate formal opening of Innovare Center at Griffiss Park (7/8/2021)

Observer-Dispatch: Innovare Advancement Center expected to spur growth at Griffiss in Rome (7/8/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: Innovare Advancement Center is open (7/8/2021)

Observer-Dispatch: Photos: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome (7/8/2021)

DVIDS: Air National Guard Command Chief addresses New York ANG technical sergeants (6/30/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: Innovare Presents 3rd Annual International Quantum Information Science Workshop (6/21/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Innovare Advancement Center to present International Quantum Information Science Workshop (6/1/2021)

CNYHomepage/WUTR: Innovare Advancement Center ready to tackle new technological challenges (6/17/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Trio of high-tech partners offer STEM camps for kids this summer (5/22/2021)

Rome Sentinel: A dose of well-deserved optimism (5/13/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Innovare to host event as part of Aspire Series (5/12/2021)

Observer-Dispatch: Oneida County executive announces programs, initiatives in 2021 State of the County (5/11/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Progress amid the pandemic (5/11/2021)

CNYhompage/WUTR: Innovare kicksoff Annual ‘Ask Me Anything’ Challenge Event in May (5/6/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Next session in Trusted AI series by Innovare, high-tech partners scheduled (4/22/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Hage succeeds Wolf as president & CEO of Griffiss Institute (4/19/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Westmoreland duo, HP pair take top places at AFRL challenge (4/16/2021)

Rome Sentinel: AFRL high school challenge competition goes virtual (4/3/2021)

Rome Sentinel: New president takes helm at Griffiss Institute following national search to lead Rome tech organization (4/2/2021)

SUNY POLY: Griffiss Institute News Release: Heather Hage Named New President and CEO of the Griffiss Institute (4/1/2021)

CNY Business Journal: Griffiss Institute Announces New President and CEO (4/1/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Virtual lab visit impresses general (2/25/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Economic development continues in Copper City (2/12/2021)

The National Interest: U.S. Air Force Awarded Quantum Research Science Grants Last Year (1/7/2021)

Geospatial World: US Air Force pursues quantum research to develop GPS jamming resistance (1/5/2021)

Inside GNSS: Air Force Pursues Quantum Research to Enhance GPS Jamming Resistance (1/4/2021)

C4ISRNET: Air Force Research Laboratory issues 17 grants for quantum research (1/3/2021)

Rome Sentinel: Looking ahead, mayor right to be optimistic (1/2/2021)

HPC Wire: Air Force Research Laboratory Awards 17 Quantum Research Grants from Accelerator Competition (12/30/2020)

Observer-Dispatch: Rome Lab to receive $278M to further revolutionize drone, quantum technology (12/30/2020)

Air Force News: AFOSR awards 17 quantum research grants (12/29/2020)

Rome Sentinel: $35M awarded to small businesses during virtual event (12/16/2020)

Observer-Dispatch: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome hosting virtual quantum event (12/1/2020)

Rome Sentinel: High-tech event to draw on world class scientists, including local partners (11/25/2020)

Rome Sentinel: Innovare Center to host series on artificial intelligence (10/9/2020)

Air Force Materiel Command: Air Force Partners with academia, industry to host three-part Trusted AI Challenge series (10/8/2020)

Wright-Patterson AFB: Air Force Partners with academia, industry to host three-part Trusted AI Challenge series (10/8/2020)

Rome Sentinel: Fresh look for new high-tech center at Griffiss (9/24/2020)

Air Force: Air Force, Navy accelerate quantum research with international virtual event (9/12/2020)

The Quantum Daily: Innovare Advancement Center Announces 18 Teams Qualified for $1 Million in Basic Research Funding Awards from the ‘Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator’ (9/8/2020)

Rome Sentinel: Pitches bounce in from across globe in ‘new battleground of physics’ (9/5/2020)

Observer-Dispatch: New quantum computing center in Rome celebrates opening (9/4/2020)

AFRL: AFRL doubles-down on Quantum advancement with International University Pitch Event, Open Innovation Facility (8/31/2020)

Rome Sentinel: 36 teams from around world to pitch quantum concepts in local competition at innovation campus at Griffiss (8/29/2020)

CNY Business Journal: Virtual Accelerator to Showcase Innovare Advancement Center in Rome (8/28/2020)

CNY Business Journal: Innovare Advancement Center in Rome Selects 36 Teams for Quantum Accelerator (8/27/2020)

CNY Business Journal: Oneida County Launches Reconnect Oneida County Program, seeking to Recruit Remote Workers (8/25/2020)

Rome Sentinel: County launches bid to lure back workers (8/25/2020)

Defense Daily: Air Force Research Laboratory Investigating Quantum Technologies for Enhanced Sensing and Positioning Accuracy (8/17/2020)

Dayton Daily News: Grant competition to seed quantum enabling technologies research (7/30/2020) AFRL, Partners to Launch Global Quantum Competition