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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 012-98
January 22, 1998

DIA's Missile And Space Intelligence Center Groundbreaking

The Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) will have a ground breaking ceremony for its new center at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. on Jan. 23. This will be DIA's first new construction since 1984. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Lt. Gen. Patrick M. Hughes, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and other dignitaries will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony.

The center, scheduled for completion in December 1999, will be a state-of-the-art scientific and technical intelligence analysis complex. It will allow MSIC's engineering and analytical specialists to better support DIA's mission of providing vital intelligence to warfighters, policymakers, and decisionmakers well into the next century.

The MSIC manages and produces all-source scientific and technical intelligence on foreign missiles, missile defense systems, directed energy weapons, selected space programs and systems, and relevant command, control, communications and computer systems. It also provides analyses of those materials to the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government organizations such as the FBI.

For more information, contact the DIA public affairs office at (703) 695-0071 or MSIC Public Affairs (Steve Rowe) at (205) 876-7879.