DALLAS — The federal General Services Administration plans to swap FBI headquarters in Washington and other old office buildings on valuable land for modern, more efficient facilities through public-private partnerships, the agency’s administrator said Tuesday at a congressional hearing.

GSA’s Dan Tangherlini said taxpayers would benefit from the proposed exchange of the 40-year old J. Edgar Hoover Building for a new FBI headquarters and finding private partners to redevelop a complex of obsolete federal facilities south of the National Mall.

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