Office of Naval Intelligence
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) is the military intelligence agency of the United States Navy, headquartered in Suitland, Maryland. The facility features a 24/7 Global Maritime Collaboration Center, world-class science and engineering laboratories, and an information technology center. Established in 1882 primarily to advance the Navy’s modernization efforts, ONI is the oldest member of the United States Intelligence Community. ONI is the leading provider of maritime intelligence to the U.S. Navy and joint warfighting forces, as well as national decision makers and other consumers in the Intelligence Community. ONI specializes in the collection, analysis, production and dissemination of vital, timely and accurate scientific, technical, geopolitical and military intelligence information for key consumers worldwide.
Arriving at the Office of Naval Intelligence
The Washington Metropolitan Area is serviced by three airports; Ronald Reagan National (often referred to as Washington National or just National- DCA), Dulles International (IAD), and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).
Directions from Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
Leave airport on I-95. Follow I-95 to 295 (South). Stay on 295 to Washington Beltway (I-95/495). Follow Beltway south to Maryland Route 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue). Take first exit for Route 4, towards Washington. Once on Route 4, keep to left. Go through four traffic lights. Turn left on Silver Hill Road, and get in the right lane. Go straight through the Suitland Road intersection and turn right at the next light, Swann Road, the entrance for the Suitland Federal Center, Gate #5. Continue going straight until the NMIC gate is on your left.
Directions from Reagan National Airport
Follow airport signs to Route 1, Jefferson Davis Highway. Proceed south to Washington Beltway (I-95/495). Take Beltway east across Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge into Maryland. Continue to Exit 7, Branch Avenue (MD Route 5), and take second off-ramp for Branch Avenue north. Turn right onto Silver Hill Road (Turn is by Iverson Mall). Turn left onto Swann Road into the Suitland Federal Center, Gate #5. Continue going straight until the NMIC gate is on your left.
Directions from Dulles International Airport
Exit airport via Dulles Access Road (267) to Washington Beltway (I-495) south. Take Beltway east across Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge into Maryland. Continue to Exit 7, Branch Avenue (MD Route 5), and take second off-ramp for Branch Avenue north. Turn onto Silver Hill Road (Turn is by Iverson Mall). Turn left onto Swann Road into the Suitland Federal Center, Gate #5. Continue going straight until the NMIC gate is on your left.
Upon arrival at the National Maritime Intelligence Facility, proceed to the visitor parking lot in the front of the building and park in any unmarked space.
Enter the NMIC at the main entrance (marked by flagpoles). The Officer of the Deck will be able to direct you to a phone from which you can call your sponsor. The Badge Office is located right around the corner from the Quarterdeck and your sponsor will assist you in obtaining a temporary badge, which will allow you access to the rest of the building. Your sponsor will proceed to direct you to your Command Administrative department where you will start your check in process. Please ensure you have your original orders.
If you arrive after hours, please contact your sponsor, then check into your hotel, BEQ, or BOQ accommodations. Your sponsor will check you into your Command Administrative department the next work day.
**Note: Your date of arrival and not your date of check-in will be annotated on your orders by Command Administrative department at the time of check-in.
Each command under ONI has their own administrative department and their own check-in policies and procedures. Please ensure that you check-in with the Command Administrative department.
Command Indoctrination (INDOC) will be scheduled with the SSO office by your Command Sponsor. Once Scheduled, an agenda and attendee list will be sent to the ONI Center of Excellence Representatives. INDOC is held bi-weekly from 0800-1530, Military INDOC is held monthly and is required for E-6 and below.