Israeli Army Builds a Desert Outpost—Tech Firms Follow
EMC, Oracle, Lockheed and others open offices near future home of cybersecurity command
June 5, 2015- By Orr Hirrschaug
BE’ER SHEVA, Israel—A global tech hub is sprouting in the Israeli desert.
Over the next decade, Israel’s army is moving a large portion of its offices—including those of many of its key technology commands—out of the greater Tel Aviv area and relocating them some 60 miles south, to this city in Israel’s rock-strewn Negev desert. Many of the world’s biggest tech companies are following, eager to stay close to the Israel Defense Forces’ tech-savvy workforce.