The Defense Information Systems Agency officially opened its new headquarters at Ft. Meade on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured luminaries from throughout the agency.
“This event is an opportunity for us to show our gratitude to all of our partners who have helped us to get here, and our employees who have made this move successful,” DISA Director Lt. General Carol Pollett said during the ceremony held in the conference center of the main building on the 1.1 million-square-foot campus.
DISA’s complex consists of seven buildings on 95 acres. Approximately 200 employees will move there each week from the current offices in Northern Virginia. When the transition is completed this August, more than 4,000 government civilian employees, active duty military and contractors will work at the new facility, more than half of the 7,500 DISA employees globally.
In addition to its own warehouse, water supply, conference center, education center, and various office and test and evaluation labs, the complex also houses a large dining facility, a health center, and a fitness center with exercise rooms and various cardio and strength training equipment.