An agency that has long been used for investigating the nation’s top terrorism suspects and other high-profile crimes will soon be transformed into a crime laboratory for federal prosecutors.
The Office of the Special Counsel is a $70 million, 25,000-square-foot federal building in suburban Maryland that the U.S. attorney’s office in the District of Columbia says will become home to the FBI’s national crime lab.
The FBI and its law enforcement partners are moving the building’s headquarters and the headquarters of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis to the new facility.
“It is the largest facility of its kind in the world,” said Kevin Jennings, a partner with the law firm BakerHostetler in Washington, who has represented a number of high-ranking intelligence and counterterrorism officials.
“I think it will have a significant impact on the field of investigation and the capabilities that we have,” he said.
“We’re very excited to be a part of this transformation.”
The FBI was founded in 1894 as a branch of the Department of War, the first branch of a military organization established by President Theodore Roosevelt to provide intelligence and support to the United States military during World War I.
The bureau was then renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, and was later expanded to the Department the FBI would eventually become known for.
The agency has a budget of about $4 billion annually and a workforce of about 20,000 employees, including 2,400 in the field.
The building has long housed the headquarters for the Office for Intelligence and Analytical Services, a civilian intelligence and security agency created in the 1970s to develop intelligence reports and to help protect the nation against terrorist attacks.
In the early 2000s, a small number of FBI employees moved into the building, and the building was used as the agency’s first crime lab in 2002.
The new building is a mix of offices, labs and office space.
It will house the FBI National Academy of Sciences, a major repository of information related to terrorism, and its forensic science laboratories, which are responsible for analyzing and analyzing crime scenes.
A building that will be used as crime labFor now, the new FBI crime lab will be known as the National Academy for Forensic Science, but the U,S.
Department of Justice has not yet decided whether to name the facility after former President Donald Trump or former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
A spokeswoman for the DOJ said that the department is still working on a formal name.
The decision on naming the building after Lynch, a Clinton supporter who has repeatedly come under fire for her handling of the email scandal, is expected this month.