FBI’s National Academy and National Crime Lab, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s D.C. headquarters.

While Virginia and Maryland continue to make their pitches in trying to win the competition, they have even been competing to become the next home of the FBI. Later, after a week, the General Services Administration contacted the Virginia and Maryland delegations to check that its decisions on locating the FBI would come only after various consultations with the representatives from both parties. Maryland Gov Wes Moore told reporters during his visit to North Bethesda on Friday that he intends to ensure the FBI land in Maryland.
Moore’s decision regarding the set up of FBI headquarters
Moore said that he is considering the setup of the FBI headquarters as his highest priority. He even urged the FBI and the GSA to stick to the previous criteria that led to a focus on equity. He further said that he would not compromise on excellence simultaneously. He clearly declared that one would focus on adding more to it, or even both! Prince George’s County has a diverse workforce, and he said, “despite being the most affluent majority African American county inside of this entire country.” He said the county is neglected when considered a prime location for any federal assets. Moore noted that Greenbelt and Landover are the two proposed sites in Maryland that the federal officials set out to tick all the requirements.
Moore comments regarding transportation and cost
Moore said, “We are very proud of the transportation assets we have here in Maryland and Prince George’s County, where the building would go.” Moore further said that in terms of cost, Prince George’s County would not just be a competition but the most competitive option anyone can have! These comments followed a rally in the past week wherein the Virginia officials had argued that the proposed site in Springfield would happen to be one of the best among the three sites under consideration. It is near the FBI’s National Academy, National Crime Lab, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s D.C. headquarters.
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https://wtop.com/maryland/2023/02/the-competition-continues-maryland-and-virginia-continue-to-make-their-pitches-for-the-new-fbi-headquarters/

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