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Army Futures Command Opens Software Dev’t Hub in Texas; John Murray Quoted

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The U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) has opened a “software factory” in Austin, Texas, that will house the service branch’s software development activities in partnership with industry.

AFC said Tuesday the software hub will be led by soldiers and implement a “train-with-industry” approach to address current and emerging needs in multi-domain operations.

The announcement comes after AFC partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to provide opportunities such as cloud computing fellowships and graduate programs on engineering and data science to Army professionals.

“The capability to develop software at the lowest tactical levels will help us provide better software products,” said Gen. John Murray, commanding general of AFC and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. “All of these efforts will develop and sustain the digital talent the Army needs for the future.”