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Winning Bid: Forte Meade



Maryland’s Forte George G. Meade is home to numerous partner organizations of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Importantly, it’s also home to several critical federal agencies, including the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command. No wonder expansion is about to get underway!



GOVCON Wire reports that after reviewing three bids for a design and construction contract on the East Campus of Fort Meade in Maryland, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a $697.8 million contract to the U.S. subsidiary of Balfour Beatty. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explains:


East Campus is a 242 acre section of Fort Meade, Maryland that will serve as the center for

the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command. The projects will include multi-story office buildings, secure administrative spaces, large parking structures, cyber operations center,

power stations, an access control point, and a road that connects the buildings throughout the

campus. The multi-story buildings are designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver criteria.


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Good To Know

Led by Garrison Commander Colonel Christopher Nyland, Forte Meade is the largest employer in the state of Maryland and has a vision to: “Provide world-class support to mission commanders and the joint base community; Serve as an enabler to our warfighters as they project America’s combat power; and, Make Fort Meade the station of choice for our nation’s cyber warfighter.”


Located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Forte Meade is well situated to serve as a hub for critical security efforts. explains:


Fort Meade is the nation’s center for information, intelligence, and cyber operations. It is home to several major federal agencies, including the big one—the National Security Agency (NSA). Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer and, with the focus on intelligence and security, expect to find a lot of smart folks here. Fun fact: the NSA was once the largest employer of mathematicians in the world! Fort Meade is also home to the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Media Activity, the Defense Information School, the Defense Courier Service, the United States Army Field Band, and the United States Cyber Command (established at Fort Meade in 2009).


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