Denver a finalist for Army’s new Futures Command

Author: Associated Press - April 20, 2018 - Updated: April 20, 2018

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division make their way across the tarmac to the plane before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on March 1. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team had a casing ceremony right before they departed. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
The U.S. Army says it’s considering 15 cities, including Denver, for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting.
The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information.The contenders are Denver as well as Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Diego; San Francisco; and Seattle.
The Army says the headquarters should be near universities and technology companies. It says the host city should have workforce expertise in biomedicine, chemistry, computer hardware and software, electronics, materials and mechanical systems.The Army hasn’t said when it would choose a city.

It would be the fourth command-level operation in the Army. Officials say it’s the most significant reorganization since 1973.

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