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NGA Locations

NGA is a world-class geospatial intelligence and information provider for our nation's leaders and is comprised of approximately 14,500 civilian, military and contract employees located in over 100 locations in the U.S and 20 locations worldwide. The majority of civilians, military members and contractors work in our primary locations which include Springfield, Virginia, Arnold, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri.

NGA Washington

NGA’s headquarters, located on the Fort Belvoir Army Base in Springfield, Virginia, is a short drive from our nation’s capital, offering employees a wide variety of cultural, recreational and educational activities. Closely situated to George Washington’s home, nature and history enthusiasts can enjoy picturesque landscapes and historic national treasures. Just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., Fort Belvoir is home to over 100 federal agencies including NGA. With easy access to major highways and public transportation options like the VRE, commuting to work has never been easier.

Authorized by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, NGA’s facility marks the consolidation of the agency’s major East Coast operations and the IC’s first completely modernized facility in the D.C. metropolitan area.  Since opening in 2011, this new headquarters provides a secure and modern working environment for over 8,500 employees. The design focused on enhancing mission performance, facilitating physical and virtual collaboration, and promoting greater information sharing within the agency and across the IC and DOD. This location is also home to NGA’s College, which provides basic and advanced GEOINT tradecraft training.

NGA St. Louis

NGA’s St. Louis facility is in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri—a playground for the urban explorer and the sophisticated cosmopolitan without sacrificing affordability. In Missouri’s second largest city, one can find over 70 different neighborhoods with their own distinctive style and history. St. Louis offers a wide variety of restaurants, a thriving sports scene and a world-class academic community. History enthusiasts can enjoy The National Blues Museum, experience the iconic Route 66 and enjoy breathtaking views of the Gateway Arch.

The agency’s present location has deep roots to the city dating back to 1827 when the St. Louis Arsenal began manufacturing and supplying small arms to the U.S. Army. It changed organizational occupation several times until the property was transferred to the Air Force in 1952 to provide production facilities for the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center.  In 1996, the site was renamed with the creation of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. In 2003, Congress recognized the transformative work done by the agency and the recognized the need to formalize the geospatial tradecraft. The agency was renamed the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the facility’s named followed suite becoming NGA St. Louis. 

NGA Arnold

NGA’s Arnold facility, based just outside of St. Louis, is nestled in the small town of Arnold, Missouri. This location is a critical component of the agency's mission to provide geospatial intelligence to our nation's leaders. In addition to our cutting-edge technology and world-class facilities, the Arnold area is home to a number of attractions. Just a short drive from our campus, outdoor enthusiasts will love awe-inspiring sites like the Meramec River and the Rockwoods Reservation which offers over 1,800 acres of protected land for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing. This family-friendly town boasts one of the finest school districts in the state, numerous wineries, breweries, a variety of shopping and dining experiences, and a diverse group of religious facilities. 

Aligned with the community’s rich history, the facility began construction in 1996 to replace NGA’s predecessor agency, Defense Mapping Agency’s, former South Broadway Annex after it was inundated from the 1993 Mississippi River Flood. The initial mission accomplished by the facility was focused on Information Services and included the customer help desk and electronic gateways, the printing of maps and charts and the replication of softcopy products on various media such as CD-ROM and magnetic tape.  

NGA Worldwide

As a combat support agency, NGA operates in dozens of locations around the world to support the U.S. military combatant commands and international partners, the U.S. intel community and “Five Eye” partners and allies. NGA employees have opportunities to support our global efforts through deployments and joint duty assignments. These exciting opportunities offer NGA employees the opportunity to play an active role in supporting our warfighters. Learn more about the 11 combatant commands below:

U.S. Africa Command U.S. Central Command U.S. Cyber Command U.S. European Command U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. Special Operations Command U.S. Strategic Command U.S. Southern Command U.S. Northern Command U.S. Transportation Command U.S. Space Command 

NGA's Future St. Louis Campus

NGA’s new St. Louis facility, located near downtown, is currently an ongoing large-scale construction project on the north side that will deliver a modern, flexible and collaborative facility in support of the evolving geospatial intelligence mission. The new facility will offer open and innovative partnering spaces, advanced technology solutions, and a sustainable environment that will serve the agency’s mission and employees for years to come. This $1.7B project is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and executed by McCarthy HITT Joint Venture, with oversight by NGA and the U.S. Air Force. The project site is at the intersection of Jefferson and Cass avenues with a projected completion in 2026. To learn more about this project, click here.