New Defense Facility to Open at Fort Lee


A facility that houses more than 600 defense jobs has opened at Fort Lee.

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), a component of the Department of Defense, has opened a newly renovated headquarters on Fort Lee in Virginia, according to a release.

More than 600 personnel, both from the military and civilian workforces with security clearance, will be based at the new building. Since June 2007, the DCMA has been moving employees from its former headquarters in northern Virginia to locations within Fort Lee. In total, more than 10,800 military and civilian personnel are employed by DCMA in defense jobs and intelligence jobs across the country.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, held September 15, the building was dedicated as Homer Hall, named for Herb Homer, a DCMA employee was killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

According to the DCMA website, the agency works to ensure that all Department of Defense, federal and allied government contracts are delivered on time, for the projected price and meet all required standards. Before contracts are awarded, the agency offers advice, identifies potential risks and helps select the most capable contractors. After a contractor is selected for a job, the DCMA monitors delivery schedules, product performance, compliance and cost.