“The Department of Homeland Security’s vision of a unified agency, working out of a single headquarters campus in the Washington D.C. metro area, appears more out of reach than when it was first considered over a decade ago.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has walked away from plans to relocate to the St. Elizabeths campus in Southeast D.C. But in its place, another wave of DHS components have plans to move in over the next few years. Still, the project faces considerable hurdles before coming to a close.
DHS and the General Services Administration had asked Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars this year to fund a FEMA headquarters at the ongoing St. E’s campus, but with the project facing continued budget shortfalls and schedule delays, FEMA will now take up residence in long-term leased office space, rather than move to the consolidated campus.
DHS Undersecretary for Management Randolph “Tex” Alles told Federal News Network in an interview Friday that…” Read the full article here.
Source: FEMA walks away from St. E’s campus in favor of ‘long-term’ lease plan – By Jory Heckman, November 11, 2019. Federal News Network.