How Is the Fort Belvoir Army Base Used?


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As of 2015, Fort Belvoir Army Base serves as the primary center for the logistical, administrative and intelligence operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. It is home to the Intelligence and Security Command, U.S. Army Cyber Command and over 140 other commands from all military branches and DOD operations.

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The base is an information gathering, organizing, dissemination and communications hub for virtually every U.S. military command in the world. It is the largest military base in the United States and boasts twice as many workers as the Pentagon.

In addition to the INSCOM and ARCYBER commands, other headquarters for major Department of Defense commands at Fort Belvoir include the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Defense Technical Information Center and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Fort Belvoir also houses several schools for training in military logistics and administration, including the Army Force Management School, the Army Inspector General School and the Inspector General School.

With the military's increased usage of technology, advanced logistics and global communications, the base is planned to grow significantly in size over the next few years, as of 2015. An additional 19,000 personnel are expected to join the base's operations in various existing sectors and commands as well as new operations.

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