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New England loses cyber-command bid

By Robert Weisman
January 23, 2009
The Boston Globe

New England has lost out in its bid to host the headquarters of the new Air Force Cyber Command, and hundreds of military and civilian defense jobs, at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.

Air Force officials yesterday said they’d narrowed their choice for a Cyber Command site down to a half dozen bases: Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, and Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

They said the military service expects to make a final decision by June.

Hanscom’s Electronic Systems Center will continue to be the acquisition agent for Air Force cyber operations. But high-tech and business leaders in the region had hoped to capitalize on the area’s expertise in technology to lure the Cyber Command headquarters.

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