Lawmakers have begun making the case for the Army to locate the headquarters for its new Futures Command in their districts. Georgia’s congressional delegation is pushing Atlanta as the home for the new modernization command to take advantage of the city’s proximity to technology companies, universities, military installations and the world’s busiest airport, reported the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran (R), meanwhile, is plugging Wichita, citing Wichita State University, its Innovation Campus and the National Institute for Aviation Research as valuable assets, reports the Wichita Eagle. Officials are considering multiple locations. “The Army Futures Command Task Force stationing team is using a comprehensive set of criteria, such as availability of talent, accessibility, proximity to innovation centers [and] cost of living,” said task force spokesman Col. Patrick Seiber.
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