Office of intelligence and Analysis
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20593
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Up until April 2019, it was located at the Nebraska Avenue Complex in Washington D.C.; it is now housed at the newly renovated St. Elizabeths Hospital, which was used as a psychiatric hospital in the early 1900’s. After three years of searching for an occupant, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 20, 2007, that it would spend approximately $4.1 billion to move its headquarters and most of its Washington-based offices to a new 4,500,000-square-foot facility on the site, beginning with the United States Coast Guard in 2010. Currently, the US Coast Guard is headquartered at its own location at the Douglas A. Munro Building, which also houses the Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI) office.
Under the direction of the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, I&A is responsible for developing DHS-wide intelligence through managing the collection, analysis and fusion of intelligence throughout the entire Department.
The mission of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is to equip the Homeland Security Enterprise with the timely intelligence and information it needs to keep the Homeland safe, secure, and resilient. I&A is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and is the only IC element statutorily charged with disseminating intelligence throughout DHS, to the other members of the United States Intelligence Community, and to first responders at the state, local, and tribal level.
Addtionally, the I&A Office tracks terrorists and their networks, as well as assess threats to critical American infrastructures, bio- and nuclear terrorism, pandemic diseases, threats to the borders (air, land, and sea) of the United States, and radicalization within American society.
There are approximately 853 Department of Homeland Security personnel employed by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
The closest major airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is located about 4 miles from the new headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security. The building can be accessed easily off of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE. And, it is located just east of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. The Congress Heights Station (Metro) is located within walking distance of the new headquarters.
Washington DC offers several different public transportation options, including bus and train service. To learn more about the Metrobus and Metrorail systems, visit this page. Many people who work in the DC area choose to commute using the many different transportation options available. Odenton, Bowie in Maryland are popular cities for commuters into Washington DC.
In addition, there are several areas located south in Virginia where many employees choose to live. Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fredericksburg are all popular cities south and west of the DC area. In Maryland, the cities of Bethesda, Silver Spring, Bowie, and Odenton offer MARC stations making it easy to commute into DC.
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For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
For all schools in Washington, DC, to be eligible for kindergarten children must have turned five years old on or before September 30 of that same school year. The compulsory school age in the District of Columbia is age 5. For more information about school requirements, contact the local school district.
According to Maryland law (7-301: Compulsory Attendance), every child between the ages of 5 and 17 must attend school. All children who will be 5 years old by September 1 of any given year must attend school in either a licensed private or public school Kindergarten that year.
To be eligible for kindergarten in Virginia, students must have turned 5 years old on or before September 30. The compulsory school age for the state is 5. If a child will turn 5 by December 31 and the parent or guardian feels that he or she is ready for kindergarten, then there is an early entrance option.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
District of Columbia Public Schools (Information about DC area public schools)
Maryland State Department of Education (Information about Maryland public schools)
Virginia Department of Education (Information about Virginia public schools)
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Washington DC Department of Health (202) 442-5955
Child and Family Services Agency (202) 442-6100
The Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is a cabinet-level agency within the District of Columbia government, dedicating itself to the safety, permanence, and well-being of children and families residing in the District.
Humane Rescue Alliance (202) 723-5730
The Humane Rescue Alliance protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive. We enrich the humanity of our communities by promoting compassion and encouraging people to find joy, comfort, and companionship through the love and appreciation of animals.
Metropolitan Police Department (202) 727-9099
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for the District of Columbia. The MPD has over 4,000 sworn and civilian members serving the city.
Cable/Internet/Phone providers in the area:
DHS Operator Number (202) 282-8000
Housing in the DC area can be quite expensive, but there are options available including apartments and condominiums. Many people who work in DC choose to live in northern Virginia or in some of the cities north or northeast of DC., including Silver Spring, Greenbelt, Odenton, Laurel, Columbia and Bowie. Public transportation is readily available in the area, including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
8.8 miles from the DOHS
Burgundy Woods is a beautiful, family-friendly area in Alexandria, Virginia. This area has a good mix of older and newer homes, with apartments for rent, near several shopping centers.
Piney Orchard in Odenton, MD
29.1 miles from base
Piney Orchard is a family-friendly neighborhood in Odenton offering townhomes, apartments, condos and single-family homes. This community is near a MARC stationo, has good schools and is a popular place to live for people working in the DC area. Also, Piney Orchard offers five community poos, an ice rink, and a nature preserve with hiking and biking trails.
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In Washington, D.C., the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 87°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 94°F. However, the summers can be hot and muggy, and the winters can be extremely cold and snowy.
DC experiences four distinct seasons each year. September, June and May are the most pleasant months, while January and February are the coldest. The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and a low of 66°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 25°F and high of 42°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from April 1 to August 28, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The area receives about 43 inches of rain and 16 inches of snow, on average, per year. There are approximately 216 sunny days per year in this area of Maryland.
The nation’s capital offers a large variety of places to visit, including museums, historic landmarks, art galleries and memorials. In addition, most of the museums and monuments are free to the public and are popular destinations each year, drawing in millions of visitors. Places to visit include the Lincoln Memorial, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the newly built Museum of the Bible, the National Harbor and the Smithsonian Museums.
While there’s no admission charge to enter the 19 museums and galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, they’re merely a fraction of the many free things to do in the area. For example, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is free to the public and is a popular family-friendly attraction located in northwest Washington, D.C. Also, just a short drive north of the zoo is the beautiful temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is located just off the I-495 beltway. Each December, the grounds are lit up with millions of lights, attracting thousands of visitors, who come to enjoy the vibrant colors and the warmth of the welcoming Visitor’s Center.
And, be sure to stop by the Washington National Cathedral, which prominently and majestically stands at the crossroads of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in the northwest quadrant of Washington. Tours are available at a minimal cost, and are well-worth your time!
Nestled between sprawling condo corridors and busy commercial strips lie 1,750 acres of forest called Rock Creek Park. One of the largest preserves in the nation. Its 29 miles of hiking trails and ten miles of bridle paths intersect a net of bicycle paths. On weekends, several park roads close to motor vehicles. Its central thoroughfare – Beach Drive – a major commuter cut-through during weekday rush hour, is a quiet route to picnic groves (some with barbecue facilities) and playing fields at other times.
For more information about things to do in the area and for a more complete list of attractions and sites to see, you can visit this helpful website:
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