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NSA To Build $1.5 Billion Cybersecurity Data Center
Information Week ^ | 10/29/2009 | J. Nicholas Hoover

Posted on 11/02/2009 1:56:50 PM PST by markomalley

The National Security Agency, whose job it is to protect national security systems, will soon break ground on a data center in Utah that's budgeted to cost $1.5 billion.

The NSA is building the facility to provide intelligence and warnings related to cybersecurity threats, cybersecurity support to defense and civilian agency networks, and technical assistance to the Department of Homeland Security, according to a transcript of remarks by Glenn Gaffney, deputy director of national intelligence for collection, who is responsible for oversight of cyber intelligence activities in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

"Our country must continue to advance its national security efforts and that includes improvements in cybersecurity," Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, said in a statement. "As we rely more and more on our communications networks for business, government and everyday use, we must be vigilant and provide agencies with the necessary resources to protect our country from a cyber attack."

The data center will be built at Camp Williams, a National Guard training center 26 miles south of Salt Lake City, which was chosen for its access to cheap power, communications infrastructure, and availability of space, Gaffney said. The complex will comprise up to 1.5 million square feet of building space on 120 to 200 acres, according to the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; bhonsa; campwilliams; cybersecurity; nationalguard; nsa; slc
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To: Gaffer

Hmmm... this sounds good to me. I may have to look into moving to Utah - I just may be able to grab a job in this field.

21 posted on 11/02/2009 5:41:59 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: TexasCajun

Yeah, funny how they worked that issue out, huh???

22 posted on 11/02/2009 6:40:24 PM PST by stevie_d_64
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To: SeeSharp

No need to crack SSL. It has to terminate somewhere. Just buy off/bribe/threaten whichever service it terminates at and work backwards from there (i.e wasn’t so private after all).

If they want to impress...crack PGP, Truecrypt or Drivecrypt (twofish).

23 posted on 11/02/2009 10:46:46 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: markomalley

Is 1.5 billion ENOUGH for such a center??

24 posted on 11/03/2009 5:19:36 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

NSA budget is fudged and classified .....very interesting

25 posted on 02/26/2010 12:29:05 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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