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Carter Secures $3.9 million for Texas A&M University- Central Texas

Representative John Carter (TX-31), Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas A&M University- Central Texas President Dr. Marc Nigliazzo today announced $3.9 million for TAMU-CT. The funding will go towards expanding testing and evaluation lab capabilities in support of the U.S. Army’s Operational Test Command at Ft. Hood.
“War is no longer fought just in the air, on land, or at sea. Bad actors are increasingly targeting our nation through any means necessary, including hardware and technology-based attacks, and we must be prepared to meet those head-on,” said Congressman Carter. “Texas A&M University- Central Texas is leading the way in research to help our servicemembers stay safe on the battlefield, and I’m proud to support them by securing this funding in the fiscal 2023 appropriations bill. There’s no better university to lead on this initiative than TAMU-CT with its proximity to The Great Place and it’s top-tier educators and students. Thank you to Chancellor Sharp, Dr. Nigliazzo, and Dr. Porter for their partnership and steadfast advocacy for TAMU-CT throughout this process.”
“This $3.9 million in federal defense funding continues Congressman Carter’s long record as a true champion of A&M-Central Texas and the Fort Hood community,” said Chancellor Sharp. “Our campuses truly serve their communities and regions, and this is no different as A&M-Central Texas works to expand testing and evaluation lab capabilities in support of Operational Test Command. We’re thankful for Members of Congress like Judge Carter who support our work!”
“Thankfully, A&M-Central Texas has been both continuously encouraged and supported by Congressman John Carter, encouraged to continue its growth and development as a unique and effective institution of higher learning while being supported in fulfilling its unwavering commitment to the Central Texas region it was created to serve,” said Dr. Nigliazzo. “During the remainder of the 2022-23 academic year, A&M-Central Texas will, for example, surpass 10,000 graduates while simultaneously expanding its capability to engage in meaningful research beneficial to both its students and its region. We know and appreciate that Judge Carter has done much more than to simply take an interest in us; he has aggressively encouraged and assisted us, and for that we owe him our enduring appreciation.”

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