As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) vacated their current facility at 4600 Sangamore Road in Bethesda, Maryland and relocated to Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. In response, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is redeveloping the property into the Intelligence Community Campus - Bethesda. (ICC-B). The purpose is to develop a collaborative intelligence community campus for the relocation of roughly 3,000 intelligence workers in the Washington National Capital area. The redevelopment is necessary because: 1) there is a shortage of secured administrative building space in the Washington National Capital area; 2) a shared intelligence community campus supports congressional desires for a collaborative community environment and the consolidation of an intelligence community facility strategy; and 3) it supports the reuse of existing government facilities.
The site originally included four main buildings - Abert Hall, Ersksine Hall, Roberdeau Hall, and Maury Hall. Abert Hall was demolished in the fall of 2013. Construction of the Centrum, which will combine Erksine Hall, Roberdeau Hall, and Maury Hall into one building, was awarded in September 2012 and is currently underway. Additionally, a contract to renovate the facades of Erskine and Roberdeau Halls was awarded in September 2013. All of the existing structures will receive renovations and upgrades designed to meet current design codes, such as life safety and Americans with Disabilities Compliance.