Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation last week revealed details of a study of the impact on the state of its federal military installations.
The report also listed opportunities. They include the capacity to take on large private sector manufacturing projects and work from other military services in conjunction with the digital hub in Chicago. The Arsenal also has the potential to increase its missions, particularly in the area of cyber security and other non-DOD activity through the Department of Homeland Security.