SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — A newspaper report says proposed plans to move a federal spy agency’s regional headquarters from St. Louis to Illinois’ Scott Air Force Base have been around for over a decade.
Southwestern Illinois and Missouri are competing to house the project.
The Belleville News Democrat reports 2005 minutes from a meeting of top Pentagon leaders show they considered the Illinois option for moving the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Michael Wynne is a base official who also previously was U.S. Air Force secretary. He says he recalled just one site being discussed when a council met at the Pentagon in May 2005.
Illinois’ St. Clair County has offered up hundreds in its bid to house the project. Three sites in the St. Louis area are under consideration.