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Greenbelt, Landover, Springfield remain viable options for FBI headquarters

Greenbelt, Landover, Springfield remain viable options for FBI headquarters

Two Maryland locations in Prince George’s County and one in Springfield, Virginia are still considered viable sites for a new FBI headquarters.

Two locations in Maryland and one in Virginia are still considered viable sites for a new FBI headquarters.

The General Services Administration during a phone briefing Friday said the sites in Greenbelt, Landover and Springfield still meet the needs of the FBI, the Federal News Network reports.

Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony Brown called the finding a “positive step.”

The Democrats issued the following statement:

Today’s finding by the GSA that the FBI’s two Maryland campuses remain viable options to meet the Bureau’s needs is another positive step toward our goal of securing a new, consolidated headquarters. For too long, the FBI workforce has been housed in a building that does not meet its operational or security needs. That’s why we’ll keep pushing for the new headquarters, and we’re confident that the Maryland sites in the Greenbelt and Landover are the best locations. We urge the GSA to work quickly, consistent with the provisions we secured in the Omnibus Act enacted in March, to select a final headquarters location this fall.”

GSA in 2014 narrowed the list of potential FBI headquarters sites to two in Prince George’s County and one in Fairfax County, but shortly after former President Donald Trump took office, his administration opted to keep the site. current J. Edgar Hoover Building. on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC That move came despite more than a decade of planning to move toward consolidating the FBI in a new location.

When President Joe Biden took office, senators from Maryland and Virginia urged his administration to resume plans for a suburban headquarters.

The current venue has crumbling facades, outdated infrastructure and security limitations, members of the Maryland congressional delegation said. A 2018 inspector general report determined that rebuilding on the same site would cost more than relocation and house 2,306 fewer employees than a consolidated suburban facility.

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