13 Jul '18, 10pm

Army Chooses Austin as Site for Futures Command Headquarters

Army Chooses Austin as Site for Futures Command Headquarters

-- Cost of doing business to enable both new startups and to draw established firms. The undersecretary said the type of urban ecosystem defined by the selection criteria is where innovation, networking and collaboration are happening daily. "That ecosystem cannot be duplicated from behind the walls of traditional posts and forts," he said, adding that recognition of that concept is a radical change for the Army's culture. The selection criteria evaluation process included use of an outside firm, validated with the Army's internal studies and analysis, as well as a federally-funded research and development center, he said. A six-member team is en route to Austin to begin establishing initial operating capability at Army Futures Command, McCarthy said. Within a year, full operating capability will be achieved, he said, with a headquarters staff of about 500. McCarthy said t...

Full article: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1574866/army...

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