Co-locate Military Department Investigation Agencies with DoD Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Close 1919 South Eads Street, and 1801 South Bell Street, leased
installations in Arlington, VA; 1340 Braddock Place, a leased installation in Alexandria, VA; and 938 Elridge Landing, a leased installation in Linthicum, MD.

Relocate all components of the Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) and Defense Security Service (DSS) to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Realign Crystal Square 2, Crystal Square 4, and 251 18th Street South, leased installations in Arlington, VA; and 6845 and 6856 Deerpath Road, leased installations in Elkridge, MD; 1 World Trade Center, a leased installation in Long Beach, California; 2300 Lake Park Drive, a
leased installation in Smyrna, GA; and 2780 Airport Drive, a leased installation in Columbus, OH, by relocating all components of CIFA and DSS to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Realign 121 Tejon, a leased installation in Colorado Springs, CO, by relocating all components of CIFA to Peterson Air Force Base, CO.

Disestablish CIFA and DSS, and consolidate their components into the newly created Department of Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

Realign Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, by relocating the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) to Marine Corp Base Quantico, VA.

Realign Andrews Air Force Base, MD by relocating the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Realign Fort Belvoir, VA, by relocating the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) to Marine Corp Base Quantico, VA.

This recommendation produces operational synergies by locating entities with similar or related missions (CIFA, DSS, NCIS AFOSI, & CID) at one place. Proximity to nearby Federal Bureau of Investigations offices and training facilities will further enhance this effect. In addition, it collocates a CIFA component with headquarters U.S. Northern Command, to which the component provides direct war fighting and homeland security support. This recommendation also collapses CIFA and DSS and consolidates their activities into a new agency at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. It meets important DoD objectives with regard to future use of leased space, consolidation of headquarters operations at single locations, enhanced security for DoD activities, and consolidates National Capital Region (NCR) intelligence community activities. It also enables the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act of 2004 and the Remodeling Defense Intelligence initiative. Implementation of this recommendation will reduce the DoD’s reliance on leased space, which has historically higher overall costs than government-owned space and generally does not meet Anti-terrorism Force Protection standards as prescribed in UFC 04-010-01. The benefit of Section 5: Recommendations – Headquarters and Support Activities Joint Cross-Service Group H&SA - 9 enhanced force protection afforded by a location within a military installation fence-line will provide immediate compliance with Force Protection Standards. CIFA and DSS current leased locations are not compliant with current Force Protection Standards. The CIFA, DSS portion of this recommendation eliminates 427,097 Gross Square Feet (GSF) of leased administrative space, consolidates their activities, and reduces the number of locations from 13 to two. Co-location of military department investigation activities meets a primary DoD objective to rationalize the presence of DoD activities within the NCR. The relocation to a military installation that is largely outside the boundaries of the NCR provides a dispersion of DoD activities away from a dense concentration within the NCR. This action will free up approximately 510,000 Gross Square Feet of administrative space that can be reused by other DoD activities that require a location closer to the Pentagon. It reduces the number of locations from three to one. This recommendation results in a significant improvement in military value. As receiving locations, Peterson Air Force Base ranks 3 out of 334, and Marine Corps Base Quantico ranks 78 out of 334, both ranked much higher than the collective portfolio of current locations. The military value of CIFA leased space is 279 out of 334 entities evaluated by the Major Administration and Headquarters (MAH) military value model. DSS military value of its locations is 334 out of 334. The military value of military department investigative activities locations evaluated by the MAH military value model is: Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 174 out of 334; Navy Criminal Investigation Agency, 180 out of 334; and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, 220 out of 334.