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Old 09-18-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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How can that be? There are a heck of a lot of buildings in downtown DC that deal in classified material, including that one at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I don't think any of them will be moving anytime soon. In the cyber age physical distance makes little difference. The Chinese can get access whether you're in downtown DC or in a deep hole out in the Nevada desert. Security based on physical location is a very quaint 90s concept.
Have you guys not been paying attention?

It's one of the reasons for BRAC.

Because federal buildings were so close to the main road, they are easy to attack via car bombs. That's why Crystal City is closed down now because the Navy left.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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There are a heck of a lot of buildings in downtown DC that deal in classified material, including that one at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
LOL, didn't you hear--1600 Pennsylvania's moving out to Reston... Except of course for Rahm, who insisted his office be next to Jimmy's in Herndon.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Why would any agency want to be out in sleepy Loudoun County?
Well, we do have two Wegman's...
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Have you guys not been paying attention?

It's one of the reasons for BRAC.

Because federal buildings were so close to the main road, they are easy to attack via car bombs. That's why Crystal City is closed down now because the Navy left.
That was Rumsfeld's idea and didn't you hear what happened to him? Again, wouldn't it be just as easy to attack all those nice buildings in DC where all the real decisions are made? Also, note that the last few government buildings attacked had airplanes fly into them. I'm also curious why a government building would be any more attractive to a terrorist than a shopping mall or train station. These phony security measures are all such a load of manure and worth about as much. Moderator Cut

Last edited by FindingZen; 09-19-2010 at 09:14 AM.. Reason: This speculation is more appropriate for the Political and Other Controversies forum
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Holy cow--they signed a 20-year contract for the entire two-tower property? Reston just seems to be getting more and more of these government agencies. Funny how they all seem to be zeroing in on that one town.
Ummmm.........someone is looking out for Kathy Hudgins and Gerry Connelly! Connelly has always brought home the pork for his district! Look what he did for SAIC at Tysons Corner when he was the supervisor for that district. He and Hudgins know how to make those deals!
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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Yes, that was my point.

I think a complex in Alexandria was under consideration too.

I think DIA used to have a big presence in PG County also.
Really? Where in PG? My dad worked for DIA in several locations but none was in PG.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Many reasons...maybe they got a sweet lease deal...good road access....greater density of cleared workers....proximity to contractors....proximity to public transportation....closer to other agencies...closer to the lawmakers...

Why would any agency want to be out in sleepy Loudoun County?
For the same reason any company would want to be in Loudoun? Cheaper land, lower rent, cheaper housing for employees, but still good schools? Oh wait, it's the government, they don't care about cheaper. nevermind.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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For the same reason any company would want to be in Loudoun? Cheaper land, lower rent, cheaper housing for employees, but still good schools? Oh wait, it's the government, they don't care about cheaper. nevermind.
The question is, why would a company choose to relocate to Reston rather than Ashburn. Somehow I don't there's a huge "sleepiness" difference between Reston and Ashburn. It's a matter of deals and tax breaks. Sometimes Loudoun cuts the better deals, and that's why there are plenty of major corporations and government agencies in Ashburn and Leesburg, as well as Reston.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:19 AM
 
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Because federal buildings were so close to the main road, they are easy to attack via car bombs. That's why Crystal City is closed down now because the Navy left.
Tell me about it. I get to work and the dreaded Navy Yard because of that. But Crystal City is anything but closed down. After the Navy left, that place spruced up and is wonderful. There is so much more there as far as diining options then when I left. I want to go back, I want to go back....
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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Maybe this will help property values here in Eastern Loudoun as DIA workers may want to be closer to work. I think dispersing these federal facilities to the Dulles corridor can be a major boon to much of the workforce who can find more affordabale housing nearby than they currently do in Arlington, where much of the DIA workforce will be moving from.
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