Government Intelligence Agency Looking for New Home
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a secret group that mapped out Osama bin Laden’s hiding place, has more than 3,000 workers in the St. Louis-area.
But it’s looking for a new home.
Congressman Lacy Clay says he believes they won’t just stay in the region—they’ll stay in the city, too.
“We know that they have been here for a number of years, that they are happy with the city of St. Louis as their home base, and I think they will continue to remain in the city of St. Louis,” he says.
The agency, current based at a site near Soulard, needs more space for a modern facility.
“This is not just any ordinary office building that can go anywhere,” says the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford. “This is a spy agency that has some extraordinary security issues, and we’re going to have to be able to have a location in the city that can meet all of their needs, including a very large footprint.”
The agency is scouting locations in St. Louis, including Illinois.
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