The planned departure of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
from the big windowless white building at First and M
remains on track, with a groundbreaking held yesterday
at Ft. Belvoir for their new home
at the Engineer Proving Ground. Under the Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure
Act, NGA's various facilities around the DC area must be relocated to Ft. Belvoir by Sept. 15, 2011; NGA's FAQ on the move
says that they expect to begin closing their existing sites in Near Southeast, Bethesda, and Reston in late 2010. Once they are out of First and M, that site will be redeveloped as part of The Yards
, most likely as an office building that presumably won't get you sent to Guantanamo if you try to take pictures of it.