posted on Oct, 29 2010 @ 03:46 PM
Did you know that the NSA has their own computer processor chip fabrication Plant located at Fort Meade, Maryland.
It's common knowledge. It's even on Wikipedia.
So, what is this Chip Fabrication Plant for?
The theories I can come up with:
1.) Due to hardware backdoors found in electronics coming from SE Asian countries and China, standard computer parts cannot be guaranteed to secure.
Even parts fabricated by multinational corporations based in the United States, such as Intel or AMD may include parts outsourced from overseas plants
or may be compromised by foreign operatives. Therefore the NSA fabs their own chips to ensure security. (Most likely possibility.
2.) The NSA has more advanced processor technology than the private sector and fabs their own chips to keep this technology secret.
3.) The NSA is fabricating their own chips to be secretly placed in Consumer Electronics for surveillance purposes.
4.) The NSA is fabricating sub-dermal chips for tagging individuals.
Anyone have any other ideas or know specifically the "Official" or "Unofficial" reasons why the NSA has a processor chip fabrication plant at Fort
edit on 29-10-2010 by fraterormus because: (no reason given)