Dec 17 2013
Senator Warner joined Sen. Kaine, Gov.-elect McAuliffe, Reps. Connolly, Moran and Wolf, and a variety of state and local officials to announce his support for the FBI relocating its headquarters to a site near the Springfield Interchange in Fairfax County. The FBI is relocating from its downtown DC headquarters building, and is reviewing proposed sites in Virginia and Maryland.
“With the near passage of the federal budget, we are reminded that we must always be looking for larger savings for taxpayers. This Springfield site saves $75 million in already existing secure fiber for FBI communication needs,” said Senator Warner.
Senator Warner also pointed out that the Virginia site, which is home to a majority of FBI agents in the metro area, will have access to a variety of transportation options including highway express lanes, Metro rail, and a VRE rail station.
“Virginia checks all the boxes. If the FBI evaluates all the costs and benefits, I am sure they will choose Springfield for their new campus,” concluded Senator Warner.