While the BRAC process has long been completed, we offer you the following information in summary. In 2005, Congress passed the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission’s recommendations to enlarge, reduce or close various military bases. Fort Meade was slated to receive 5,600+ jobs in the realignment.
Fort Meade was first established in 1917 and is currently the 4th largest Army workforce in the continental United States, and the largest economic generator in Anne Arundel County. The Fort consists of 5,000+ acres and 78 miles of paved roads. It is home to more than 80 tenant partners and constantly growing.
As part of the BRAC decision, new construction has taken place at Fort Meade and employees have arrived to fulfill the official completion date of September 15, 2011. The following agencies are on post and are expanding.
|Defense Information Systems Agency||4,300 personnel||1.4M sq. ft.|
|Media and Publication (2008 & 2010)||607 personnel||186,000 sq. ft.|
|Defense Military Department Adjudication Activities (2010)||750 personnel||150,000 sq. ft|
|National Security Agency||10,000 additional personnel|
|U.S. Cyber Command (2010 – )||2,800 – 10,000 personnel|
As we know, there has been an increased demand for housing and services.
Maryland received $65 million in federal funding for transportation and infrastructure near Aberdeen Proving Ground and Fort Meade in preparation for those jobs.
Anne Arundel County schools & colleges stepped up funding for International Baccalaureate, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Cyber Security programs.