Home / DoD / Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy Expounds on Futures Command Location

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy Expounds on Futures Command Location

Ryan McCarthy

Ryan McCarthy, undersecretary of the U.S. Army, has explained further details on the Futures Command headquarters location in Austin, Texas.

McCarthy and a tasked team visited the cities of Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia before ultimately deciding on Austin as home of the Futures Command, the Defense Department reported Friday.

The team selected Austin for the city’s proximity to science, technology, engineering and math; STEM investment; and inclination to private sector investment, among other criteria.

The Army is sending a six-member team to establish initial operating capability at the command’s location in Austin.

McCarthy said they plan to have the headquarters reach full operating capability within a year.

Check Also

Feds Say ‘Small Wins’ in the Cloud Could Boost Adoption

Federal information technology officials said that agencies should promote small progress in their cloud initiatives to encourage larger adoption of the technology, Nextgov reported Thursday.  During the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit in Washington, panelists highlighted that confidence and trust would play a significant role in how agency leaders utilize the cloud. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *