Slide Background

The department of Advanced Technology Initiatives (ATI) serves the Choctaw Nation by focusing on emerging technology opportunities that have the potential for a positive impact on the Choctaw Nation and the region.

$4 million grant from EDA
The CNO ATI program was awarded a $500K matching grant from USDA to develop a new "MakerSpace" at the Emerging Aviation Technology Center. The USDA grant was matched with an additional $500K for $1,000,000 facility.
Choctaw Nation Beyond Program obtains FAA approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations with uAvionix Installation

uAvionix announced that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Beyond Program received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations using uAvionix SkyLine™ Managed C2 and Detect and Avoid sensors on the Emerging Aviation Technology Center UAS Test Range.

Choctaw Nation’s Grimsley Joins Federal Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has appointed Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives James Grimsley to a federal committee.