Fact Sheet
January 5, 2010

Foreign Affairs Security Training Center [FASTC]
An American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Project
Project Fact Sheet (No. 3)

The Master Plan requires a minimum of 1,250 acres of developable land, not including setback requirements, to accommodate the following program functions:

Soft Skills Training

  • Classrooms
  • Administrative Offices
  • Simulation Labs
  • Fitness Center

Hard Skills Training

  • Driving Tracks
  • Indoor | Outdoor Firing and Explosive Ranges
  • Mock Urban Environments
  • Weapons and Explosives Storage

Life Support

  • Student Housing | Dining
  • Medical and Fire|EMS
  • Recreation ?? Logistics


  • Power, Water, Waste
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Telecommunications


  • Physical | Cyber Security
  • Mobile Security Deployments
  • Secure Communications
  • Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicle Operations

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

  • Both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) require public participation in the decision-making process.
  • The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of proposed projects or actions prior to taking any significant action.
  • GSA will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in order to comply with the requirement of NEPA. The EA will analyze the impacts of the proposed action on the natural, social, and cultural environments.
  • The goal of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) is to identify historic properties that may be affected by the undertaking, assess the effects of the undertaking on these historic properties, and seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects.

www.Recovery.gov: ARRA Diplomatic and Consular Programs - Hard Skills Training Center Recovery Plan
Public Comments and Inquiries: FASTC.info@gsa.gov or (215) 446-4815
Media Inquiries: GSA Public Affairs Officer, Gina Blyther Gilliam at gina.gilliam@gsa.gov
Contractors: www.fbo.gov for future business opportunities
January 5, 2010