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Officials Break Ground for Joint-Use Intelligence Analysis Facility

American Forces Press Service

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13, 2008 – Leaders from the U.S. intelligence community, Congress and Army Intelligence hosted a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the new Joint-Use Intelligence Analysis Facility at Rivanna Station, Va.

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An Aug. 12, 2008, groundbreaking ceremony kicked off construction for a new Joint-Use Intelligence Analysis Facility at Rivanna Station, Va. Artist’s rendering courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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As a result of a 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendation, the Defense Intelligence Agency initially will relocate about 800 people to Rivanna Station, which is currently home to the U.S. Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center.

Archer Western Contractors of Chicago will design and build the 170,000-square-foot facility, along with parking for 625 vehicles. The project also includes a new access-control point and visitor-control center fully compliant with current antiterrorism and force protection standards, officials said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, awarded the $61 million contract in April. Archer Western has two years from the Corps’ notification to design and build the facility.

As directed by the BRAC Commission, DIA will relocate intelligence analysis functions that are similar to those performed by the National Ground Intelligence Center, the Defense Department’s primary producer of ground forces intelligence. A component organization of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, NGIC produces and disseminates all-source integrated intelligence on foreign ground forces and related military technologies to ensure that U.S. forces have a decisive edge in current and future military operations.

DIA intelligence analysis functions -- along with necessary support functions such as information technology, security, and logistics -- are scheduled to relocate in 2010 and 2011. All BRAC 2005 implementation actions must be completed by Sept. 15, 2011.

(From a Defense Intelligence Agency news release.)

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