March 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a Member
of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement
welcoming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement that it has awarded
the contract to design and build the new National Geospatial-Intelligence
Agency (NGA) West headquarters in North St. Louis.
“With today’s announcement, we are another step closer to breaking ground on the new NGA West headquarters,” said Blunt. “NGA intelligence professionals work hard to ensure policymakers and the defense community have the information they need to keep our country safe. Making sure we have the resources in place to get this facility built as quickly as possible has been, and will continue to be, a top priority.”
The land transfer for the new NGA West facility was completed in December 2018.
The FY19 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, which was signed into law in September 2018, included $291 million in further funding for the construction of the new NGA West facility.
Following Blunt’s advocacy, in June 2016, the NGA finalized its selection of North St. Louis as the site for the new west headquarters