Hanscom AFB Lands New Program, Expected to Add 80 Jobs

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Lincoln Journal

Posted Mar. 4, 2016 at 12:37 PM

By: Peter Urban, GateHouse Media Washington Bureau

Hanscom Air Force Base will have a new role in the nation’s nuclear defense as it becomes home to a nuclear command, control and communications office.

Bedford – Hanscom Air Force Base will have a new role in the nation’s nuclear defense as it becomes home to a nuclear command, control and communications office.

The office, which is expected to create 80 high-tech positions on and off the base, will oversee “the acquisition and integration of a complex system of land, air and space technology programs that assures connectivity and communications between senior leaders and the U.S. nuclear forces,” according to a press release March 4 from the Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force. No nuclear weapons will be housed at Hanscom.

The task force coordinates among Massachusetts’ six military facilities to maximize their efficiency. Hanscom, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Joint Base Cape Cod, Fort Devens, Westover Air Force Reserve Base and Barnes Air National Guard Base provide more than $13 billion in total economic activity and support for nearly 58,000 jobs in the state.

Source: Hanscom AFB lands new program, expected to add 80 jobs – News – Lincoln Journal – Lincoln, MA

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