The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) along with the US General Services Administration (GSA) has announced the start of construction on its Central Records Complex (CRC) in Winchester, Virginia.
Sprawling over a 59-acre site, the complex will streamline the FBI’s worldwide records management, consolidating records from 300 existing locations.
Besides centralising FBI records in a secure, records and technology centre, the CRC will provide storage for about 120 miles of paper records and work space.
Earlier in April, GSA has awarded construction contract worth $135m to Clark Construction Group to design and construct the project.
The project is expected to become operational in summer 2020 and will accommodate nearly 446 employees.
“The CRC will also provide the technology to digitize records on demand and to provide our stakeholders with a timely response to requests for information,” FBI said in a statement.