Environmental Assessment for the National Capital Region Readiness Complex
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT INC ARLINGTON VA
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INTRODUCTION. The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command has identified a need to construct and operate a National Capital Region NCR Readiness Complex at Andrews Air Force Base AFB in Prince Georges County, Maryland. The proposed action would allow for the secure and discreet exchange of classified information at a centralized Washington, DC location. The proposed action would involve the construction and operation of the NCR Readiness Complex, which includes a Mission Planning Center conference facility, lodging, and a collocated Club dining facility. In addition to Alternative 1, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the attached Environmental Assessment EA considered two other alternatives construction of solely the Mission Planning Center Alternative 2 and the No Action Alternative. The decision in this FONSI is based upon information contained in the EA, which is hereby incorporated by reference. PURPOSE OF AND NEED FOR THE PROPOSED ACTION. The proposed action is needed to comply with the information security requirements of Department of Defense DoD Regulation 5200.1-R January 1997, as amended by Assistant Secretary of Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence letter on 26 October 2001. This amended regulation provides that classified meetings and conferences shall be held only at U.S. Government activities or cleared DoD contractor facilities with appropriate facility security clearances. The proposed action would meet that requirement by providing a centralized Readiness Complex where senior DoD and U.S. and foreign government leadership to securely and discreetly exchange classified information within the National Capital Region.
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