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DHS Secretary Nielsen Visits National Bio-Agro-Defense Facility Construction Site

DHS Secretary Nielsen Visits National Bio-Agro-Defense Facility
For Immediate Release

DHS Secretary Nielson visits the NBAF site.  (Courtesy photo)

On September 10, 2018, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited the National Bio Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) construction site located in Manhattan, Kansas, on the Campus of Kansas State University (KSU).

Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and General Richard Myers, President, KSU, along with DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and FLETC officials, accompanied Secretary Nielsen during her facility tour.

The NBAF is a Level 1 DHS acquisition with a cost objective of $1.25 billion. The project is currently 65 percent complete, on-budget, and on-schedule for completion in May 2021. FLETC administers the design and construction contracts for execution of the NBAF project as a Contract Support Agency via an Interagency Agreement with DHS S&T Directorate.


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