U.S. Army to locate Futures Command in AustinU.S. Army to locate Futures Command in Austinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=206192018-07-17T05:00:00Z2018-07-17T21:50:00Z

​AUSTIN – Austin will be home to the U.S. Army Futures Command​, the Department of Defense has announced—making it one of the most substantial centers of private-sector military activity outside Washington D.C.

The Futures Command joins DIUx, the Pentagon’s innovation section, and AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation and research hub—both of which are based at Capital Factory.

Federal research dollars to area universities and the opening of Central Texas offices by companies looking to work with the military are two of the economic benefits regional leaders may expect.

Army officials describe the Futures Command as the military branch’s most significant reorganization since 1973.

Its job is to modernize the Army, leveraging “private sector innovation, cutting-edge science and technology, prototyping and demonstrations, and warfighter testing and feedback,​​​” according to Army officials.

The command is projected to employ about 500 members of the armed services and civilians.

It will be led by a four-star general and should be fully up and running by summer 2019.​
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