Washington, D.C.—Today, Reps. Mike Bost (IL-12), John Shimkus (IL-15), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) sent an additional letter to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo highlighting the operational and financial benefits of the O’Fallon site in St. Clair County for the new NGA West facilities.

“We believe that the St. Clair County site adjacent to Scott Air Force Base (AFB) represents the best option to help the NGA achieve its stated mission to ‘deliver world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.  At a time when our national security is at increased risk, the NGA ensures we have the tools necessary to keep Americans safe, both at home and abroad.”

The United States Army Corps of Engineers released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement assessing the qualities of three competing sites for the new NGA West campus that includes the St. Clair County site and two in Missouri.  The attached letter from the Illinois Congressional Delegation precedes their submission of formal comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, due on November 23rd.   To view the letter to the NGA, click here.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security.  To learn more about NGA and its mission, click here.