advertisement

Intelligence agency to replace St. Louis site

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 5:14 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A secret government agency that helped coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden plans to build a new facility in the St. Louis area to replace its aging home south of downtown.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency employs 3,000 people at its site along the Mississippi River near Anheuser-Busch headquarters.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the U.S. Defense Department unit is scouting locations in the city and elsewhere in the metro region, including in Illinois. The agency also has a facility in Arnold.

Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff says the city is fighting to keep the government agency from leaving town. The move is not expected to take place for another seven or eight years.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements