Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia, has recommended moving the FBI headquarters to a warehouse in Springfield, Va. which is already owned by the federal government, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday.
Daniel Sernovitz writes McDonnell endorsed the site in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller and General Services Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini because of its security compliance and proximity to other intelligence agencies such as the CIA, Drug Enforcement Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The facility also fulfills the requirements set by the Senate in a December 2011 resolution to authorize the FBI and GSA to relocate their headquarters from the J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown D.C. to a site near the Metro and the Capital Beltway, according to the report.
In March, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wrote Tangherlini to support Prince George’s County’s proposal to move the FBI headquarters near the Greenbelt Metro.
Recently, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray also endorsed Poplar Point as his preference for the new FBI headquarters.