DISA cuts ribbon on new headquarters at Fort Meade
Phased transfer to new site will end in August
- By William Welsh
- Apr 15, 2011
The new headquarters of the Defense Information Systems Agency is now officially open for business following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held April 15 on the grounds of Fort Meade, Md.
DISA Director Army Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett hosted the event held at the main building, which was attended by current and former staff, Defense Department CIO Teri Takai, and elected officials such as Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
The new headquarters consists of a seven-building office campus situated on 95 acres. About 200 employees from the agency’s old headquarters in Northern Virginia transfer to the new site each week as part of a phased move.
When the move is complete in August, the new headquarters will be staffed by more than 4,000 government civilian employees, active-duty military and contractors.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.