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  • Big Brother is coming: NSA's $1.9 billion cyber spy center a power grab

    07/13/2010 10:31:47 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 16 replies
    DESERET NEWS ^ | 12/20/2009 | Chuck Gates
    "By the very nature of the intelligence business, it is difficult to discuss much of the NSA mission." — National Security Agency Web site In this post-Sept. 11 world, plans by the National Security Agency to construct a colossal $1.9 billion information storage center at Camp Williams could be considered a power trip. But it's not the sort of power trip that keeps civil libertarians lying awake at night. No, this power grab is for the stuff of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla — the juice needed to keep acres of NSA supercomputers humming and a cyber eye peeled for...
  • NSA To Build $1.5 Billion Cybersecurity Data Center

    11/02/2009 1:56:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,532+ views
    Information Week ^ | 10/29/2009 | J. Nicholas Hoover
    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...
  • Privacy Concerns: Is Einstein Listening and Watching You?

    07/05/2009 10:29:14 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 3 replies · 432+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | July 5, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    The Obama administration will proceed with a Bush-era plan to use National Security Agency assistance in screening government computer traffic on private-sector networks, with AT&T as the likely test site, according to three current and former government officials. — “We absolutely intend to use the technical resources, the substantial ones, that NSA has. But . . . they will be guided, led and in a sense directed by the people we have at the Department of Homeland Security,” the department’s secretary, Janet Napolitano, told reporters in a discussion about cybersecurity efforts. … The program is the most controversial element of...