AUSTIN, Texas – A U.S. spokesman for the Army says officials have narrowed to five the number of towns and cities to the attention to the house of a prestigious command center that is intended for the modernisation of the Army, operations and technology.
Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-Statesman that the Austin, Texas, is one of the finalists for the Futures headquarters along with Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Seiber says 10 other cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle — are no more candidates. A final decision is expected by the end of June.
The Army wants the centre in the near experts in technology and innovation, which can sort out emerging threats and what equipment is needed to answer them.
The complex will feature a staff of about 500 people, led by a four-star general.