April 21, 2013
The NSA has recently denied that a data center being constructed in the Utah desert will be used to monitor citizen’s private emails, but the denial comes after years of speculation and whistle-blower testimonies.
In order to understand the magnitude of the Utah Data Center, The Daily Caller has come up with several useful and manageable comparisons.
Officially known as the Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center, the Utah Data Center was first unveiled in July 2009 by a report by The Salt Lake Tribune.
Plans for a data center in San Antonio were also announced by the agency in 2007. Although the exact size of the San Antonio facility is unknown, it took the place of a 470,000 square foot former Sony microchip plant, reported DataCenterKnowledge.
President Obama’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative calls for “upgraded infrastructure” and “increased bandwidth” as part of enhancing the nation’s cybersecurity capabilities. Yet, the San Antonio data center is only one part of the agency’s capacity.
This article was posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:39 am