Office of Naval Intelligence

4251 Suitland Road Washington, DC 20395-5720

ABOUT

The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) is the military intelligence agency of the United States Navy and is 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. ONI is based at the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC), located on the grounds of the Suitland Federal Center.

Operating as the oldest intelligence agency in the country, ONI is collocated with its four specialized subcommands, known as “Centers of Excellence”. These subcommands include the Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center, the Farragut Technical Analysis Center, the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, and the Hopper Information Services Center.

Since 2009, the facility has been designed to facilitate 24-hour-a-day coordination, collaboration, and analysis of maritime intelligence among ONI’s subcommands, as well as its counterparts in the Marine Corps and Coast Guard. This integration is intended to offer both comprehensive and rapid intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders.

Established in 1882, 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. In addition, 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.

The Office of Naval Intelligence employs more than 3,000 military, civilian, mobilized reservists and contractor personnel worldwide, including analysts, scientists, engineers, specialists and technicians.

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ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at ONI, which is based at the National Maritime Intelligence Facility, proceed to the visitor parking lot at 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.

Upon arrival at ONI, which is based at the National Maritime Intelligence Facility, proceed to the visitor parking lot at 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.

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.

The Office of Naval Intelligence is located in the Suitland Federal Center(SFC), just a short distance from the Suitland Metro Station. Visitors possessing government IDs may enter the SFC compound via the U.S. Census Bureau gate.

Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website for maps, train schedules and additional information.

The Washington Metropolitan Area is serviced by three airports:

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is 11 miles from the Office of Naval Intelligence, or about a 20-minute drive by car.

The Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 36.6 miles from the Office of Naval Intelligence, or about a 1-hour drive by car depending upon traffic.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is 36.2 miles from the Office of Naval Intelligence, or about a 45-minute drive depending upon traffic.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

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
 

As mandated by the State of Maryland, children admitted to the kindergarten program in public schools shall be five (5) years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which they are applying. If your child is enrolling in a PGCPS for the first time, regardless of the grade, you need proof of address, proof of child’s identity, and current medical information.

 

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/. 

For information about the area schools, visit the Joint Base Andrews School Liaison Office or contact them at (301) 981-9211.

Prince George’s County Public Schools
Calvert County Public Schools (443) 550-8000
Imagine Andrews Public Charter School (301) 350-6002

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. 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

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.

 

Child Care Aware:

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.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Maryland Department of Human Services 1-800-332-6347
Maryland Department of Public Health 1-877-463-3464
Maryland State Police (410) 379-9700

Prince George’s County, MD

Prince George’s Child and Family Services (301) 265-8401
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Prince George’s County Humane Society (250) 640-7415
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System – Spauldings Branch (301) 817-3750

Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) (410) 768-7000
MVA-Largo

Local utilities for Prince George’s County:
Local Utilities Information
Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE)
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco)
Washington Gas
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Cable/Internet/Phone providers in the area:
Comcast
Verizon
Dish Network
DirecTV
RCN
Washington Cable TV

Public Affairs (301) 669-4002 

EEO-EO Diversity Office (301) 669-2300 

Staff Judge Advocate (301) 669-3069 

Navy Reserve Affairs (301) 669-3206 

Military Personnel (301) 669-3479 

Protocol (301) 669-3023 

MILPRS Admin (ONI) (301) 669-4069 

Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center (301) 669-3100 

Farragut Technical Analysis Center (301) 669-5800 

Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center (301) 669-3003 

Hopper Information Services Center (301) 669-4777 

Housing

Military Service members attached to the Office of Naval Intelligence who choose to stay in military housing are required to contact the Anacostia/Bolling Housing Office for housing and housing occupancy before seeking housing at alternative bases. The JBAB Housing Management Office number is (202) 685-1187. Links to the three privatized housing sites in the area are listed below:

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Housing (4.8 miles from ONI)
Andrews Family Housing (8.6 miles from ONI)
Fort Belvoir Housing (18 miles from ONI)

District Heights
9.9 miles from ONI

Located just minutes from ONI, this area is near a park, a mall and has quick access to I-495.

Rosaryville
11.4 miles from ONI

Rosaryville is located near several beautiful parks and is about a 20-minute drive to ONI.

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Community

In Suitland, MD, 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.

Suitland 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.

Residents in Suitland, MD enjoy a cost of living index of 115. This index is 4% lower than the Maryland average, and 15% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Suitland, MD, the average cost of goods and services is 12% higher than it is in Maryland, and it is 23% higher than the national average.

Suitland, MD is located in Prince George’s County, about 8 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and is home to about 25,000 residents. The area provides many regional, community, and neighborhood parks with sports facilities, recreation areas for picnics, and scenic outdoor trails for hiking and exploring.

Just minutes from Washington, D.C., the area 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 MemorialGeorge 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:

Visit Washington, D.C.

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