Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency is the foreign intelligence service of the United States.

By 1955 the CIA was looking to consolidate its offices, which were spread out over 35 different locations in Washington, D.C.[1] Three sites were considered in Fairfax County. A 100-acre portion of the Bureau of Public Roads' research site in Langley was the most favored location, with the Hybla Valley Airport and a location near the intersection of the Shirley Highway and Seminary Road also considered.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Baker, Robert. "Langley in Lead as CIA Considers 3 Virginia Sites for Headquarters." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. Mar 09 1955. ProQuest. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.

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