Drug Enforcement Administration Intelligence

600-700 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia

Weather/Climate
In the DEA Intelligence community, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 89°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 96°F.

 

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 27°F and high of 44°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from April 27 to August 21, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on July 14. The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from August 21 to April 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 20.

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Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in the DEA Intelligence community is 48% higher than the Virginia average and 59% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Springfield, Virginia, the city’s goods and services are 9% higher than the Virginia average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area

The The DEA Intelligence Headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia, approximately 5 miles southwest of Washington D.C. Explore all that the nation’s capital has to offer by walking through the free Smithsonian museums, paddle on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers or listen to history tours on a double-decker tour bus. Washington D.C. has a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene, as well as world-class cultural events for all ages to enjoy.  Walk along the charming streets of Georgetown or take a day trip to beautiful Chesapeake Beach.  In the spring, Washington D.C. hosts the  3 week long annual Cherry Blossom Festival that celebrates the blooming of over 3000 cherry trees.

 

Some points of interest include Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Harbor, MD, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, MGM National Harbor Casino, Jefferson Memorial, Mason Neck State Park, Washington Memorial, and the White House.

Events

Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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