GSA Announces Site Selection Process for New FBI HQ
September 23, 2022
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today announced the site selection process for the new suburban FBI headquarters campus in the National Capital Region (NCR).
As part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress directed the GSA Administrator to select a site “as expeditiously as possible” from one of the three previously identified sites during project planning in 2016: Greenbelt, Md.; Landover, Md.; and Springfield, Va.
“GSA and the FBI are continuing to move forward to accomplish the key milestones outlined by Congress for the FBI headquarters campus,” said GSA Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) Nina Albert. “We look forward to undertaking a fair and transparent process to select a site that will best serve the FBI for generations to come.”
“From the beginning, it has been our priority to identify a new headquarters solution that best meets the needs of the FBI and our workforce, and is a good deal for the taxpayers," said FBI Assistant Director for the Finance and Facilities Division Nicholas Dimos. “We appreciate the efforts of GSA to work in tandem with the FBI to craft a clear process to select the location for the FBI's suburban campus within the National Capital Region.”
GSA’s site selection approach is based on best practices in public real estate acquisitions and its long-standing expertise in developing federal facilities. The process also incorporates federal agency goals and directives from law, regulations, and executive orders. To provide transparency to the public and stakeholders about how this determination will be made, GSA is publicly providing a summary fact sheet of the evaluation process and a copy of the site selection plan. These can be found in GSA's FOIA Reading Room.
GSA anticipates making a selection in the coming months. In parallel, efforts are underway to identify critical space for an FBI downtown DC facility, complementing the new suburban campus, in accordance with the FY 2023 President’s Budget. This site will allow for continued FBI accessibility to the Department of Justice and other key partners.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.