The U.S. Army’s Futures Command tech center will make its official debut today at a ceremony hosted at the University of Texas System headquarters in downtown Austin.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and high-ranking Army officials are scheduled to speak at the ceremony, which will begin at 11 a.m. Army Gen. John Murray, who this week became the official four-star general that will lead the Futures Command, is also scheduled to speak.
The Futures Command is debuting a little more than a month after the Army selected Austin as the site for the facility. Austin beat out Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Raleigh, N.C. for the center.
Army officials have said the facility will lead modernization projects for some of its top military priorities, including its tactical missile system, combat vehicles, helicopters, defense teams and weapons.
The UT System will provide rent-free space for the Futures Command at its headquarters until at least December 2019. The operation will also work out of a space at tech hub Capital Factory and at the UT campus.
You can follow live coverage of today’s ceremony here.
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