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Army Futures Command Location Narrowed

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U.S. Army
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fifteen cities remain in the running as the possible location for the proposed Army Futures Command, Army officials have told Congress.

Undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced the finalists in letters to the House and Senate armed services committees, saying the sites all meet the basic requirement of being in locations that are incubators of emerging technology and innovation because of nearby academic and business institutions.

Finalists named by McCarthy are: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. He did not provide any ranking of the locations.

A final decision on the location could be made by mid-June, with the organization itself forming by summer, under the Army’s ambitious plans. An announcement is also expected soon on who will lead the new command.