Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pensacola gets cyber research grant

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Greater Pensacola Chamber was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Florida Defense Support Task Force to establish a research center for information dominance. "The Center of Excellence is the culmination of our on-going relationship and collaboration with our federal partners at Corry Station," said Craig Dalton, Vice President of Armed Services, Greater Pensacola Chamber. Statewide, the task force awarded more than $2 million in grant initiatives to local community organizations supporting Florida military installations, according to a Nov. 6 press release from Gov. Rick Scott's office. The grants are designed to protect Florida's military bases ahead of any potential realignment or closure actions. The bases have a $73 billion economic impact on Florida. Nearly 760,000 jobs in the state are due to the defense industry. (Source: GCAC, 11/07/13) Previous