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New FBI Headquarters Proposal Discussed at House Hearing

FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins was on the Hill earlier today for a hearing regarding the proposal for a new consolidated FBI Headquarters building in the Washington, D.C. area.

Mar 13, 2013 11:00 AM

New FBI Headquarters Proposal Discussed at House Hearing


FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins was on the Hill earlier today for a hearing regarding the proposal for a new consolidated FBI Headquarters building in the Washington, D.C. area.

Speaking to the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Perkins outlined how the FBI’s mission and organization have grown since the Bureau moved into the J. Edgar Hoover building on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1974. While the FBI “has adapted the use of the JEH building over time to increase efficiency,” Perkins said, “...despite these efforts, the FBI’s current Headquarters is obsolete, inefficient, and expensive.”

Citing the inability of the building to house the current Headquarters workforce as well its security and design deficiencies that were recently outlined in a public report, Perkins added, “We will continue to work with GSA and with Congress in order to identify and implement a solution that meets the FBI’s needs now and in the future.”

Read Perkins’ full testimony