Nov 02 2012

Shelby in Huntsville to Attend MSIC Groundbreaking

On Monday, November 5, 2012, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Missile and Space Intelligence Center’s (MSIC) new Explosive Ordinance Exploitation (EOE) complex.  Once completed, the $10 million EOE facility will support 250 highly skilled analysts who will be responsible for providing critical, time sensitive intelligence information to deployed forces worldwide and key decision makers within the Department of Defense.  Shelby, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured the funding for the project. 

“By drawing upon the capabilities of MSIC and the organizations and associated technology base in the Huntsville area, our nation stands better prepared to defeat a wide variety of threats,” said Shelby.  “I remain committed to MSIC and will continue working to ensure we provide the resources necessary to support their mission for many years to come.”

Monday’s ceremony at Redstone Arsenal will begin at 9:30 A.M.  Senator Shelby will be available to the media following the event. 

MSIC’s historical roots can be traced to a small intelligence section that was part of the team assembled after World War II by Dr. Werhner Von Braun to obtain, analyze, and report on foreign missile-related activities. Today, MSIC has a strong reputation for delivering critical analysis to our men and women in uniform as well as those serving in the intelligence community.