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Defense Intelligence Agency to Create New Defense Intelligence Support Center
Signs New Lease for Facility in Reston, Focuses on Increasing Operational Efficiency
Washington D.C. - September 14, 2010
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has announced plans to create the Defense Intelligence Support Center (DISC) at a newly leased facility at Patriot Park in Reston, Virginia. The new center will consolidate DIA activities currently being performed in leased facilities in Northern Virginia in an effort to meet the needs of DIA’s support functions, improve operational efficiencies, and reduce overhead costs.
The lease and the closure of the other DIA sites in the region are projected to reap a nearly $16 million reduction in leasing costs for Fiscal Year 2012, and potentially $37 million savings for FY 2013.
Patriot Park is a campus of 23 acres, includes almost 530,000 square feet of office space, and boasts 2 full service cafeterias, an exercise facility, and ample parking accommodations for its occupants. The DISC site will also be metro accessible in 2013, upon the completion of the Dulles Metro Corridor’s Silver Line.
The Sept 14th lease signing culminated an 18 month search, conducted in close partnership with DIA, the General Services Administration (GSA) and Washington Headquarters Service, for a facility that would enable the agency to consolidate DIA’s support operations into one single site in Northern Virginia.
Before the site can accommodate DIA activities, the facility will undergo several phases of construction with the facility becoming fully operational by early FY2013.
When fully occupied, the DISC will become one of DIA’s three main hubs in the National Capital Region, joining the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Pentagon.
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DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
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