CIA Moves Operations from Virginia to Denver

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Washington Post

The CIA has plans to relocate the headquarters of its domestic division, which is responsible for operations and recruitment in the United States, from the CIA’s Langley headquarters to Denver, a move designed to promote innovation, according to U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials.

Hayden’s Note:

This is interesting news for a variety of reasons…  Mostly conspiratorial reasons, but I find it quite interesting, nonethless.  The entire hub of domestic CIA work is headed towards Denver, and more than likely, will be stationed underneath the expansive Denver International Airport. 

From Langley, Virginia to Denver, Colorado.  I’m pretty sure there are intracontinental military tunnels connecting the two locations, as well as the Denver International Airport to many other places.  Also, similarly strong earthquakes rocked both locations last week.  Do I smell a conspiracy theory brewing?

About $20 million has been tentatively budgeted to relocate employees of the CIA’s National Resources Division, officials said. A U.S. intelligence official said the planned move, confirmed by three other government officials, was being undertaken “for operational reasons.” (Or to protect themselves from future events ?)

A CIA spokesman declined to comment. Other current and former intelligence officials said the Denver relocation reflects the desire of CIA Director Porter J. Goss to develop new ways to operate under cover, including setting up more front corporations and working closer with established international firms.

Associates of Goss said yesterday that the move was also in keeping with his desire to stop the growth of CIA headquarters and headquarters-based group-think, something he criticized frequently when he was chairman of the House intelligence committee.

Other CIA veterans said such a relocation would make no sense, given Denver’s relative distance from major corporate centers. “Why would you go so far away?” one asked. “They will get disconnected.”

It was unclear how many CIA employees would relocate to Denver under the plan.

The Denver move, which is tentatively scheduled for next year but has not been finalized, coincides with several other developments related to the CIA’s domestic intelligence work.

Originally, the FBI also pressed to have the bureau disseminate all intelligence reports from sources — foreigners or U.S. citizens — living in the United States. It was undercut, however, by the fact that the bureau routinely falls behind in issuing counterterrorism reports and, at the time of the most heated negotiations, in December, the FBI had a backlog of more than 100 reports it had not distributed.

It is unclear how a move to Denver would increase the effectiveness of the domestic division’s operations, said several former intelligence officials.

Colorado has become a major intelligence hub since Sept. 11, 2001.

The Denver suburb of Aurora is home to the little-known Aerospace Data Facility. Located inside Buckley Air Force Base, it has become the major U.S.-based technical downlink for intelligence satellites operated by the military, the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office, according to military and government documents obtained by William Arkin, author of “Code Names,” a book about secret military plans and programs.

About 70 miles away, the U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, is tasked with homeland defense and has been increasing its domestic intelligence work.

It could not be learned whether the CIA’s Denver plans are linked to the presence of either facility.

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