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High Technology Park: Far enough, but not too far, from D.C.


Federal operations at all levels are finding it a challenge to adequately comply with COOP requirements.  The challenges come in many forms including cost, reliable infrastructure and geographical location.  Location is a significant issue because, unfortunately, a mass casualty-producing terrorist attack could happen anywhere and at any time – especially in locations that provide the opportunity for significant disruption to the operations of the United States government.  Unfortunately, planners and decision makers have come to realize that the density of Federal operations in the greater Washington, D.C. area, which includes western Maryland and northern Virginia, has created an unacceptable target of opportunity. Adequately addressing this important national security concern is a top priority.

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