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Security clearance center opens at Fort Meade

Wednesday - 8/17/2011, 6:45am  ET

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A center for processing security clearances for Defense Department personnel and contractors is opening at Fort Meade.

Maryland Sen. Benjamin Cardin and Rep. John Sarbanes are scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the Fort Meade Pavilion.

The Defense Adjudication Activities facility is a 151,000-square-foot building that has been built as part of military base realignment and closure.

The building will be home to about 760 personnel from 10 Defense Department agencies.


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