National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Marks Milestone in Move to New Headquarters

Bethesda, Md.—The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) marked a significant milestone today when its first employees moved into the agency’s new 2.4 million square-foot campus at Fort Belvoir’s North Area in Springfield, Va.
The move is the first deployment of NGA mission personnel to result from the consolidation of the agency’s facilities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to a single location due to 2005 Base Realignment and Closure requirements.
“With this milestone achievement, NGA will begin to enhance organizational continuity across the nation and around the world, while promoting even greater mission effectiveness everywhere we work,” said NGA Director Letitia A. Long.
The campus was purposely designed to facilitate greater collaboration both within NGA and with mission partners and customers supporting the geospatial intelligence mission around the world. The campus will accommodate 8,500 people while allowing for future growth.
“The physical facilities are at the leading edge of the Intelligence Community, and the collocation of NGA’s East components will greatly expand the possibilities to both enhance mission performance and promote community collaboration,” said Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. 
NGA’s move to its new headquarters is being conducted in increments and will be completed in September 2011.
“I remain proud of what NGA has accomplished, and I know we have even greater opportunities ahead of us to contribute to our nation’s continued security,” Long said. “NCE will help everyone at NGA ensure mission success long into the future.”   
NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community. The agency’s mission is to provide geospatial intelligence, which is the exploitation of satellite or airborne images, fused with other intelligence and geospatial information like mapping, charting and geodesy, to help warfighters and national decision makers visualize what they need to know. NGA is the nation’s eyes.
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