Seeking Top-Secret Movers

As we all know, moving is a painful experience eased by careful planning. The National-Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) seems to be trying to lessen the pain as much as possible.

The NGA kicked off this week the process for moving 8,500 of its employees, and a whole mess of classified gadgets and gizmos, to new digs at Ft. Belvoir, Va., by 2011.

NGA said in the only procurement notice it plans to issue for the move that it needs a contractor that has the “the proven ability to plan, integrate, organize, synchronize and execute a complex sustained, classified move of equipment, materials” and all the NGA personnel and their office stuff from six locations in the Washington, D.C., area to its new 2.4 million-square-foot building.

NGA is looking for more than a bunch of Irish guys with strong backs and a fleet of trucks. The agency says it needs folks to handle the move who are cleared at the Top Secret/Special Intelligence/Talent Keyhole level.

If anyone knows what all the above means, they’re probably a quarter of the way to getting the job.