The University of Arizona

AFRL ML-RCP Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities

Contact Information

Name: Cody Nicholls

Title: Research Development Associate for National Security Programs



1. Please select the research areas in which your institution currently engages:

2. Please note, in detail, any research areas of strength not listed above. This may include fundamental sciences (e.g. math, physics, biology, etc.).

3. Are there any emerging areas of research your institution is actively seeking to develop?

4. Does your institution have any internal research centers or participate in any research consortia? If so, please describe briefly and if possible include the URL. 

5. Please provide a list of relevant facilities and equipment.

Research Administration and Compliance

6. Is your institution registered with the US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls?

7. Does your institution currently perform Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI/NIST 800-171 compliant) research?

8. Does your institution currently perform research subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations?

9. Does your institution have a DoD Facility Security Clearance (FCL)?  If Yes:

a.     What is the FCL’s classification level?

 i. Secret

b.     What is the FCL’s authorized safeguarding level? 

 i. None

c.     How many safeguarding-approved spaces do you manage?

 i. The university cannot presently hold (safeguard) at SECRET. UA-ARC can presently hold (safeguard) at TOP SECRET. The university has what is equivalent to an upgradable space. The UA-ARC has access to S and TS spaces now and will soon have additional spaces at both levels.

d.     What is your facility’s CAGE Code(s)? 

i. FCL held at Secret for the University: Cage Code 7B862 FCL held at Top Secret for the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC): Cage Code 88AV8


10. The objective of the AFRL ML-RCP is to enable and enhance the research capabilities of the HBCU’s/MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. What would be necessary for you to receive to meet this objective? 

No response provided.