U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) said the probe aims to answer two main questions: “Why did they make these decisions and why was half information used?”

On Thursday, Bost joined other members of the state’s congressional delegation in meeting with Robert Cardillo, the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, in Washington D.C.

The group’s request to delay the process of relocating the spy agency’s new western headquarters and thousands of jobs from south St. Louis to north city was denied, Bost said.

But he added that the delegation is exploring other options to buy more time. Some of them could impact the amount of federal funding the NGA receives annually.