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.
Denver a finalist for Army’s new Futures Command
Author: Associated Press - April 20, 2018 - Updated: April 20, 2018
It would be the fourth command-level operation in the Army. Officials say it’s the most significant reorganization since 1973.