Northern Virginia is home to many Federal Agencies of the United States. It has been described by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell as “the economic engine of the state” at a Northern Virginia Technology Council address in January 2010 as government contracting has played an important role in the economy of Northern Virginia, providing jobs for many residents. Many of these Federal Agencies are located in Arlington.
Here is a list of those Federal Agencies and their locations:
National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center
National Foreign Affairs Training Center (Arlington Hall)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Ballston)
Immigration & Naturalization Service (Ballston)
National Science Foundation (Ballston)
Office of Naval Research (Ballston)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Ballston)
Defense Information Systems Agency (Columbia Pike)
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Courthouse)
U.S. Marshals Service (Crystal City)
Army National Guard Readiness Center (George Mason Drive)
Defense Intelligence Agency (The Pentagon)
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (The Pentagon)
Department of Defense (The Pentagon)
National Guard Bureau (The Pentagon)
National Security Space Office (The Pentagon)
Transportation Security Administration (Pentagon City)
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Pentagon City)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (Rosslyn)
Bureau of Diplomatic Security (Rosslyn)
Office of the Inspector General (Rosslyn)
U.S Trade & Development Agency (Rosslyn)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Virginia Square)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Virginia Square)
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Washington National Airport)
National Reconnaissance Office
National Reconnaissance Operations Center
Defense Contract Audit Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Technical Information Center
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
United States Army Material Command
Central Intelligence Agency (Langley)
Farm Credit Administration (Tysons Corner)
National Counterterrorism Center (Tysons Corner)
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Tysons Corner)
About the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.
Lake Fairfax is one of Northern Virginia’s best recreational assets and a treat for those who live in the urban forest surrounding this body of water. Here are few pictures taken nearby after the recent snow.
Reston’s Residents are divided about whether or not to develop a 1.1-acre piece of land to create a parking lot (Jackman 1). “The piece of land is full of mature trees,” said Jackman (1).
According to Scott Laemmle, a resident of Reston, “If I wanted to live in Arlington, I would have lived in Arlington.” Laemmle said that he moved to Reston because he loved all the green space. Laemmle continued on and said “the trees they are considering getting rid of are very nice and add to the ‘park-like’ quality of living in Reston.”
According to Laemmle , the trade-off to the “tree-magedon” that is going is that it may improve the value of homes in Reston.
According to Jackman (1), “the slice of land is owned by the Reston Association, and Republic is proposing swapping another
1.1-acres of land along Baron Cameron Avenue, in two chunks.” “At a public hearing last month, Republic president David Peter said that the parking was needed to attract customers who don’t live nearby” said Jackman (1).
Jackman (1) said that the trees that may be removed are the “increasingly rare American hollies, black oaks and scarlet oaks” and
that they “provide refuge for butterflies and birds.”
“The Reston Association will vote on the issue on Nov. 21,” said Jackman (1).
1. Jackman, Tom. “Redevelopers of Reston’s Lake Anne Propose Replacing Trees with Parking, Residents Divided.” Washington Post. N
Lake Anne in Reston is surrounded by wooded lots filled with peaceful homes and condos in Reston VA. In summer paddle boaters, canoers and others enjoy the calm waters of Lake Anne while others walk the many trails surrounding the water.
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The United States Geological Survey Headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia. Other locations for this agency are in Alaska, California, Colorado, and Missouri. The agency’s main responsibility is to provided information on Ecosystems and our Environment.
Hunters Woods Elementary School is a magnet school for arts and sciences where all students benefit from an
enriched program. The school’s staff weaves fine arts, performing arts, science, and technology into their curriculum for full impact. The school is business partners with Freddie Mac, George Mason’s Center for the Performing Arts, Kinko’s Copies, and McDonalds. Special features of the school include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), School Age Child Care (SACC), full day kindergarten, Special Education, Young Scholars, and Magnet School Curriculum. Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is located at 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Va 20191.
While the Tysons landscape is dotted with cranes and trusses for the first phase of the Metrorail to Dulles, it is a station stop in phase two that made headlines this week.
The board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority voted 9-4 in favor of an underground station stop at Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA.
It will be closer than the above ground option. By about 600 feet. Supporters say underground will be more convenient, especially for travelers with lots of luggage.
And the price tag for going underground? $330 million more than an above ground station.
The airport stop is scheduled for the second phase of the Metrorail project. Phase two will run from Wiehle Avenue in Reston to Ashburn in eastern Loudoun. The project is expected to cost $3.5 billion, including the underground stop, and open in late 2016. However, the additional time needed to build an underground stop may push the opening to mid-2017.
Phase one, now under construction, will connect to the East Falls Church station and include four stations in Tysons Corner. It is scheduled to open in 2013.
Fairfax County officials have endorsed the less-expensive aboveground option.
There can be a lot of things said about living in the Northern Virginia area, but one big thing would be the great access to jobs in the tri-city area. Deciding on which area to live can be based on the ability to get to and from your workplace. There is no denying that in an area like this that traffic can be a pain but it is great to know that there are options available if a car is not the most economical route for transportation.
Fairfax County, in particular, has developed a number of ways to meet the rising demand for public transportation and its great to know many city’s have bus systems already in place. There are plenty of park and ride lots in the area that allow for commuters to drive to a particular location, park their car, and finish the rest of route to work on the metro. This helps the commuter avoid long waits in traffic and lower the cost of paying for gas in your car.
The metro is slated to extend out to Loudoun County and has already reached areas in Fairfax and Reston. There are several housing options next to these locations and they all have condos, townhomes, or single family’s available for purchase. If you are a commuter looking for a great place to live that help your commuting costs, then you should check out Fairfax County. It’s a commuter’s dream.