Air Force Research Laboratory scientist honored with Arthur S. Flemming Award
By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 27, 2017
ROME RESEARCH LAB, New York – Dr. Paul Alsing, Senior Research Physicist, with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate here, is one of three Air Force recipients of the 68th Arthur S. Flemming Award program as announced by the Air Force Personnel Center.
Alsing was honored by the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission at George Washington University May 24, 2017. Alsing was recognized for his accomplishments in the Basic Science category, based on his advanced theories and team leadership of the Quantum Information Sciences group.
“His hard work and dedication has catapulted the Air Force Research Laboratory’s research creditability in Quantum Sciences to a world class level,” said Daniel S. Goddard, Director, Information Directorate, and a member of the Senior Executive Service, or SES.
His ground breaking research in relativistic quantum information theory will be demonstrated using integrated optical silicon devices to create entangled photons for quantum computation networks.
Alsing’s contributions to numerous quantum associated panels and workshops sponsored by the Department of Defense also influence the future research strategies of several federal agencies.
“I am honored to be recognized for accomplishments in this exciting and burgeoning field of Quantum Information Science, and for all the support AFRL has given me to develop and lead a world-class in-house research team,” Alsing said.
The Arthur S. Flemming Award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming awards commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government.
The award's purpose is fourfold; to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement while working for the federal government; to encourage the highest standards of performance in the federal service; to enhance appreciation of our form of government and the opportunities and responsibilities it presents; and to attract outstanding individuals to a career in federal service.
The award was established in 1948 in honor of Arthur Flemming’s commitment to public service throughout his distinguished career, which spanned seven decades and 11 presidencies. The awards are presented by the Arthur S. Flemming Commission and the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, in cooperation with the National Academy of Public Administration.