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The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) is part of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command. The NGIC provides scientific and technical intelligence (S& TI) and general military intelligence (GMI) on foreign ground forces in support of the war fighting commanders, force and material developers, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, and National-level decision makers. The NGIC also manages the Army's Foreign Material Exploitation Program and foreign material acquisition requirements and constitutes a single authoritative source for comprehensive ground forces threat to the Army and other services. (Chapter 8, Army Field Manual 34-37, Preliminary Draft)

The Center is located in northern Albemarle County, Virginia, just north of Charlottesville. It is approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 85 miles west of Richmond, Virginia.

NGIC was created on 8 July 1994, by merging the US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC) and the US Army Intelligence and Threat Analysis Center (ITAC). The former headquarters of FSTC in Charlottesville, Virginia, became the headquarters of the new Center. (INSCOM Permanent Order 41-1, 3 June 1994)

According to an article in the Washington Times, NGIC had 598 employees (520 civilians and 78 military personnel) working in Charlottesville and 200 more working in other locations in January 1997. ("Army intelligence site lifts secrecy veil." The Washington Times, 5 January 1997, p A10.)

NGIC is a counterpart to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

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