FBI gets new field office on 10-acre Hawaii site

Updated: Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:04 AM HST
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - The FBI has a new field office in Hawaii.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held Tuesday for the new building in the Honolulu suburb of Kapolei.

The building on a 10-acre site is now headquarters for all FBI operations in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The 160,000-square foot facility features an annex for automotive and electronic repairs, a parking structure and a solar power system.

The FBI has said its previous location in a federal building near downtown Honolulu was too small to meet technological infrastructure requirements.

The new building will help the FBI handle expanding needs of criminal investigation and intelligence.

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