April 15, 2011

CARDIN ATTENDS RIBBON-CUTTING FOR NEW DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY FACILITY

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today joined officials from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Maryland congressional delegation at the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art facility.  DISA is a Department of Defense combat support agency that provides information technology and communications support to the President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, the military Services, and the Combatant Command. 

“Maryland has received international recognition as one of the premier 21st Century locations for information technology and technology-based intelligence,” said Senator Cardin. “This new Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters is first class and will ensure that our nation has the resources it needs to provide our nation’s leaders with the reliable information and communications that are critical to protect our nation.”

DISA's office complex is now the largest in the county with a campus of seven buildings on 95 acres. In addition to its own warehouse, water supply, conference center, education center, and various office and testing buildings, the complex also houses a large dining facility with various cuisines, a health center, and a fitness center with exercise rooms and various cardio and strength training equipment.

Approximately 200 employees transfer from other Arlington, Va. office buildings to the new campus each week. When the phased move is complete in August 2011, more than 4,000 government civilian employees, active duty military, and contractors will work in the new facility. As a global organization, DISA employs more than 7,000 people on military bases around the U.S. and the world.

 From its Fort Meade, headquarters and through worldwide field activities, DISA offers IT services, capabilities and acquisition expertise that enable our nation's military to accomplish their missions.

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