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Old 04-26-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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This is going nowhere anytime soon. I suspect it will be a decade before we even begin to see ground move on a headquarters rebuild, which sucks for the county if they were to choose PG.

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Gotta love America's amazing and glorious government. Anyway at this point I say let Virginia have the FBI if it really means this much trouble.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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Gotta love America's amazing and glorious government. Anyway at this point I say let Virginia have the FBI if it really means this much trouble.
You sound as though the trouble is from giving it to MD. Which is not the case. They haven't even chosen a site. If they had chosen MD and then had issues with logistics of moving to Maryland, then your statement would have merit. The real issue is that there is a lack of government leadership. A lot of government agencies don't have their secretaries yet. That is the real issue. There are a lot of projects "on hold" not including the GSA.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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You sound as though the trouble is from giving it to MD. Which is not the case. They haven't even chosen a site. If they had chosen MD and then had issues with logistics of moving to Maryland, then your statement would have merit. The real issue is that there is a lack of government leadership. A lot of government agencies don't have their secretaries yet. That is the real issue. There are a lot of projects "on hold" not including the GSA.
They just seems very sloppy about it. They need to get out of that ancient building.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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You sound as though the trouble is from giving it to MD. Which is not the case. They haven't even chosen a site. If they had chosen MD and then had issues with logistics of moving to Maryland, then your statement would have merit. The real issue is that there is a lack of government leadership. A lot of government agencies don't have their secretaries yet. That is the real issue. There are a lot of projects "on hold" not including the GSA.
I don't know. It seems to me that there is an issue about giving it to MD. The Greenbelt site should have already been chosen a long time ago. It's a no-brainer, but something keep delaying this over and over again. It seems to be the idea of locating it in PG that is the real reason for the delays.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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I don't know. It seems to me that there is an issue about giving it to MD. The Greenbelt site should have already been chosen a long time ago. It's a no-brainer, but something keeps delaying this over and over again. It seems to be the idea of locating it in PG that is the real reason for the delays.
Again, when did they choose MD? If it was such an issue, they would have selected VA and have been done with it. Is there an issue with Fairfax county as well? If there was an issue with Maryland then they would NOT have made two locations in the "problem areas" finalists. So, I'm still a little unclear on how MD is holding everything up. They even revised the requirements and still chose two sites in MD as finalists.

I know the government isn't the most efficient or the most logical sometimes, but to choose two sites as finalists knowing that they pose problems and delays seems a bit inept even for government standards.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Again, when did they choose MD? If it was such an issue, they would have selected VA and have been done with it. Is there an issue with Fairfax county as well? If there was an issue with Maryland then they would NOT have made two locations in the "problem areas" finalists. So, I'm still a little unclear on how MD is holding everything up. They even revised the requirements and still chose two sites in MD as finalists.

I know the government isn't the most efficient or the most logical sometimes, but to choose two sites as finalists knowing that they pose problems and delays seems a bit inept even for government standards.

.........page 6 ,post #60 is when a video seem pretty sure without coming right out and saying it was as good as done,a post or two later you were even agreeing with it but you are right no one came right out and said Maryland had it.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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I think people just generally underestimate how slow the govt actually is. We see so much other devt around us that goes up quickly via private enterprise but the govt just does not work that way.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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Again, when did they choose MD? If it was such an issue, they would have selected VA and have been done with it. Is there an issue with Fairfax county as well? If there was an issue with Maryland then they would NOT have made two locations in the "problem areas" finalists. So, I'm still a little unclear on how MD is holding everything up. They even revised the requirements and still chose two sites in MD as finalists.

I know the government isn't the most efficient or the most logical sometimes, but to choose two sites as finalists knowing that they pose problems and delays seems a bit inept even for government standards.
I didn't say they chose MD. Yes, there seem to be issues in Fairfax County. I think that site should have already been rejected a long time ago. There seems to be reluctance to do so. Greenbelt is the best choice. Even a dummy like me can see that. I understand the Government is slow, but the decision was imminent and unnecessarily delayed over and over again. I know that I may be wrong, but the whole thing reeks of something I'd rather not get into.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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I think people just generally underestimate how slow the govt actually is. We see so much other devt around us that goes up quickly via private enterprise but the govt just does not work that way.
This times 10.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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The nation's top law enforcement agency will have to stay put in its deteriorating downtown D.C. headquarters for the foreseeable future.

And just like that...

What next for those spaces that were in the running? Refocus on a different effort, or keep space vacant until there is more congressional and presidential support...4 years from now at a minimum?
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