AFRL to break ground on $13M security project


Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command, will preside at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new perimeter security military construction project at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate on Wednesday. 

Joining Bunch at the 12:45 p.m. ceremony will be Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, along with Dr. Michael Hayduk, acting director of the Information Directorate, Gabe Sbaraglia, director of site operations at the Rome Lab, and officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, New York District.

The $13.15 million contract was awarded to Four Tribes Enterprises LLC, an 8(a) Native American corporation, headquartered out of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

“We welcome this contract award which will put in place the equipment and facilities necessary to enhance our anti-terrorism perimeter security and provide a secure entry-control point,” said Hayduk.

“This project will enhance the safety and security of our personnel and assets and prevent unauthorized access to our both our mission and that of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Rome Operating Location,” Hayduk added.

Four Tribes LLC, will provide the design/build services to include construction of a visitor’s control center, a modern and compliant entry-control point and perimeter security surrounding both Rome Laboratory and the DFAS – Rome Operating Location. Project design and construction is estimated to take 18 months to complete.


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