Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., developed the Freedom Wargaming and Conference Center to support our national security customers in preserving our nation’s freedom and way of life. The Freedom Center is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Pentagon and Washington, D.C., at SPA corporate headquarters in the Alexandria, VA, Mark Center area. This advanced facility dramatically expands access to a secure wargaming capability, extensive, multipurpose conference space, and professional event amenities for our national security clients. We look forward to welcoming you!

Freedom Wargaming and Conference Center FAQs

General

What is the maximum number of people we can host for a single event?

SPA can host 150 clients for a single event (assuming no other clients are using the facility at the same time).

Do we require a minimum number of people for a single event?

No

Can we accommodate service animals?

SPA follows all federal, state, and local government regulations on service animals, so the answer is yes assuming proper documentation.

Logistics/Admin

What Commuter options are available for traveling to SPA?

  • Driving a POV, taking a taxi, or Uber.
  • Taking a Metro bus (connect to Metro at the Pentagon) to SPA.
  • Taking a commuter train, then connecting to Metro (train/bus).
  • Flying into Reagan National Airport, taking Metro rail to the Pentagon, then transferring to Metro bus to SPA.
  • Flying into Dulles International Airport, taking a Metro bus to Metro rail to the Pentagon, then transferring back to Metro bus to SPA.

What are the parking options and cost?

Garage parking is available across the street from SPA headquarters at reasonable all-day rates (parking is an independent facility and not owned or controlled by SPA).

Parking for DVs and event sponsors is generally available under SPA headquarters. The event’s POC will provide details.

What are examples of acceptable forms of ID for check-in? 

ID must be USG or State Government-issued, current, and contain a picture. Examples include military ID (active, reserve, guard, or retired); CAC; State Driver’s License; US Passport.

How early should guests arrive to check in before the event?

To allow enough time to become familiar with the facility, participants should arrive on the first day of an event at the beginning of the designated check-in period.

Does SPA provide catering services?

Yes, we negotiate these services with the event sponsor during early stages of planning. A variety of options are available.

Schedule/Reservations

How do clients reserve single or multiple rooms in the facility?

Clients work directly with the SPA Division Point of Contact for all facility reservations and any additional requirements.

How do clients reserve the entire facility for a single event?

Clients work directly with the SPA Division Point of Contact for all facility reservations and any additional requirements.

How far in advance can clients reserve the facility?

We have no set time in advance for making a reservation. However, for both large and/or complex events we suggest 6–12 months in advance.

Can a client be bumped once a reservation is made?

SPA’s policy is to honor a reservation and its contract or other method of payment once made. We will not bump a reservation for any reason within our control.

What are the facility’s normal operating hours?

Normal operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the event itself. Participants can arrive 1 hour before an event and stay up to 1 hour after the event concludes for the day.

M&S Tools

Does SPA offer Modeling & Simulation capability to support events?

Yes. SPA offers a large M&S toolkit suited for a broad range of wargaming and/or analytical requirements.

Can clients bring their own M&S tools and load them onto the SPA system (unclassified or classified)?

Unclassified – yes after a virus scan; classified – depends on the tool.

Will SPA custom-design or modify M&S tools for an event?

SPA has the capability to tailor or custom-build M&S tools for specific events. Charges may apply depending on the customer, event, and tool requirements. 

Thank you for your interest in our wargaming and conference center facilities. Please fill out the inquiry form below to learn more.

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2001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
703.931.3500

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