July 12, 2017 Published in Other News

GSA Cancels Search For New FBI Headquarters

Staff Report

J. Edgar Hoover Building -FBI Headquarters (Courtesy Photo)

The General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday announced the decision to cancel the procurement for the new FBI headquarters consolidation project.

GSA Released the following statement on the cancellation: "GSA and FBI previously have stated that full funding is crucial for the government to make a contract award.  The fiscal year 2017 budget request included $1.4 billion for this project; however, the $523 million appropriated in 2017 leaves an $882 million funding gap. Moving forward without full funding puts the government at risk for cost escalations and the potential reduction in value of the J. Edgar Hoover property that developers were to receive as part of this procurement.

"The cancellation of the project does not lessen the need for a new FBI headquarters. GSA and FBI will continue to work together to address the space requirements of the FBI."

GSA and The FBI had reportedly narrowed the selection to three sites: Springfield, VA; Greenbelt, MD; and Landover, Md. "Reports that the federal government is pulling the plug on a new FBI headquarters reveals insurmountable Trump conflicts with GSA, FBI, and Vornado. This is devastating news. Conflicts have consequences," said Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11). 

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