About Fort Meade, MD
Fort Meade is one of the most important military installations in the world. Located in Maryland a short distance from Washington D.C., the facility is run by the United States Army and is named after Civil War General George Meade. Originally established in 1917, Fort Meade served as an important training facility during both World War I and World War II. During the Cold War, the facility became highly important both for national security and air defense.
Today, Fort Meade is home to many United States Army and intelligence programs. Notably, the National Security Agency, United States Cyber Command, and Defense Information Systems Agency are all headquartered in the facility. These agencies coordinate with one another to ensure global safety and prosperity.
At just under eight square miles, Fort Meade is one of the largest Army bases in the world. Additionally, the facility employs over forty-two thousand individuals, both in the military and in civilian agencies.