Central Records Complex Opens to House FBI Files
The General Services Administration recently finished construction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s central records complex in Winchester, Virginia. The facility includes the first robotic storage and retrieval warehouse in a GSA project.
At more than 250,000 square feet, this secure, state-of-the-art facility will consolidate records previously housed within 256 field offices around the world. Built for nearly 500 employees, the facility also includes an office support building, visitor screen center, guard booth, and surface parking lot.
In March, the National Archives certified the complex for official records storage which consists of 117 miles of paper records. If stacked vertically, these records would reach halfway to the International Space Station.
In addition, this technology will save time in finding and retrieving files, allowing staff to focus on more high-value work. This project is just one example of the work the agency does to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition technology, and other mission support services across the federal government.