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Old 03-29-2022, 11:06 AM
 
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Biden administration commits to a suburban FBI HQ.

At least 7,500 employees would move to suburban HQ. Up to 750 FBI HQ employees would move to a new office in the District proper.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washingt...rd-fbi-hq.html


The MD Senators did a good job in keeping the pressure on this especially Van Hollen. Glad to see this happening. Wray wants to stay in DC like an idiot.
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:42 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Hold on to your butts, there's a new twist.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washingt...mpus-it-s.html

"The FBI's mission "requires" that it be based in downtown D.C., but the agency is ready to consider a new "cyber campus" in the D.C. suburbs, it said Tuesday."

"The FBI, meanwhile, said Tuesday that a "new consolidated FBI cyber campus in the suburbs, where most of the government’s cyber workforce in the region is already situated, would support our workforce and advance our mission." But the agency's headquarters, it said, must remain in the District — "accessible to the public and tied closely with the Justice Department’s leadership."

"Prince George's County sees it as a matter of equity for being repeatedly dismissed in past federal solicitations. In a statement, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said the FBI search "presents a timely opportunity to correct the regional imbalance of federal jobs. Equitable distribution of these jobs is one way to tangibly address the historical oversights our county has experienced."

Loudoun County, which submitted multiple sites during the previous FBI headquarters solicitation that did not make the cut, will be "going all in," said Buddy Rizer, director of the county's Department of Economic Development. With the Silver Line extension expected to open this year, "we think Loudoun offers several quality options that would make an outstanding location for the future of the FBI," Rizer said."
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:48 AM
 
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Hold on to your butts, there's a new twist.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washingt...mpus-it-s.html

"The FBI's mission "requires" that it be based in downtown D.C., but the agency is ready to consider a new "cyber campus" in the D.C. suburbs, it said Tuesday."

"The FBI, meanwhile, said Tuesday that a "new consolidated FBI cyber campus in the suburbs, where most of the government’s cyber workforce in the region is already situated, would support our workforce and advance our mission." But the agency's headquarters, it said, must remain in the District — "accessible to the public and tied closely with the Justice Department’s leadership."

"Prince George's County sees it as a matter of equity for being repeatedly dismissed in past federal solicitations. In a statement, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said the FBI search "presents a timely opportunity to correct the regional imbalance of federal jobs. Equitable distribution of these jobs is one way to tangibly address the historical oversights our county has experienced."

Loudoun County, which submitted multiple sites during the previous FBI headquarters solicitation that did not make the cut, will be "going all in," said Buddy Rizer, director of the county's Department of Economic Development. With the Silver Line extension expected to open this year, "we think Loudoun offers several quality options that would make an outstanding location for the future of the FBI," Rizer said."
Well, fortunately the FBI doesn't get to decide where the HQ of the FBI should go. Congress does. Guess what, the Pentagon, defense department HQ, is not in DC. So, the argument that the HQ should be in DC next to the Justice Dept. won't fly. Also, Loudoun county? I thought 6 years ago it was determined that most FBI employees that work in DC live in MD?

Good luck with that.

With NoVa winning Amazon HQ, I have a feeling that Congress will throw MD a bone with the FBI. Just a gut feeling.
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:12 AM
 
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Prince George's needs more jobs. Greenbelt is a great location for the FBI.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:00 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Well, fortunately the FBI doesn't get to decide where the HQ of the FBI should go. Congress does. Guess what, the Pentagon, defense department HQ, is not in DC. So, the argument that the HQ should be in DC next to the Justice Dept. won't fly. Also, Loudoun county? I thought 6 years ago it was determined that most FBI employees that work in DC live in MD?

Good luck with that.

With NoVa winning Amazon HQ, I have a feeling that Congress will throw MD a bone with the FBI. Just a gut feeling.
Yep. It also looks like the JEDI contract that basically was cancelled to be re-modified will be broken up into maybe 3 or more parts. Pretty sure defense contractor companies in NOVA will be getting a big boost from that one as well.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:23 AM
 
Location: A blue island in the Piedmont
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The FBI top level doesn't want to leave DC.
Move the labs and pretty much anything else out to the burbs or farther...
but the HQ people want the DC life -- and proximity to everything else.
Almost five years ... pretty much the same.
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Old 03-30-2022, 10:17 AM
 
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Almost five years ... pretty much the same.
I don't get why FBI HQ in PG County is a positive. The workers will be commuted to the County either on Metro or by car. And the HQ facility will have a large dining facility for its workers.
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Old 03-30-2022, 10:39 AM
 
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I don't get why FBI HQ in PG County is a positive. The workers will be commuted to the County either on Metro or by car. And the HQ facility will have a large dining facility for its workers.
You don't understand why investing $2.5 billion and adding 7,500 employees to a jurisdiction would be seen as a positive? You don't see how such a massive employer is likely to spur everything from residential demand to satellite locations for govt contractors to restaurants/bars to hotels?
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Old 03-30-2022, 11:47 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I don't get why FBI HQ in PG County is a positive. The workers will be commuted to the County either on Metro or by car. And the HQ facility will have a large dining facility for its workers.
Nah. It would be huge.

https://ggwash.org/view/35544/if-the...will-look-like

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-to-house-fbi/
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Old 03-30-2022, 01:05 PM
 
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You don't understand why investing $2.5 billion and adding 7,500 employees to a jurisdiction would be seen as a positive? You don't see how such a massive employer is likely to spur everything from residential demand to satellite locations for govt contractors to restaurants/bars to hotels?
I've seen the IRS move a large portion of its HQ staff to New Carrollton and the Justice Department build a courthouse in Greenbelt. To date, I haven't seen any benefit. The employees don't relocate to PG County. And the federal presence hasn't spurred economic growth. The developer built an office building adjacent to the IRS building for contractors to serve the IRS, but that building has been vacant for years. It could have a renter know. I'm don't know, since I haven't been in that area in years. Until the recent housing construction, the Federal Courthouse stood alone for more than 20 years.
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