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Utah's $1.5 billion cyber-security center under way

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Utah's $1.5 billion cyber-security center under way


CAMP WILLIAMS — Today's groundbreaking for a $1.5 billion National Security Agency data center is being billed as important in the short term for construction jobs and important in the long term for Utah's reputation as a technology center.

"This will bring 5,000 to 10,000 new jobs during its construction and development phase," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said on Wednesday. "Once completed, it will support 100 to 200 permanent high-paid employees."

Officially named the Utah Data Center, the facility's role in aggregating and verifying dizzying volumes of data for the intelligence community has already earned it the nickname "Spy Center." Its really long moniker is the Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative Data Center — the first in the nation's intelligence community.

A White House document identifies the Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative as addressing "one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation, but one that we as a government or as a country are not adequately prepared to counter." The document details a number of technology-related countermeasures to the security threat.

Hatch said Utah was chosen for the project over 37 other locations. He characterized the cyber-security center as the "largest military construction project in recent memory."




posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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Apparently Kentucky is not the only government entity to upgrade their Law Enforcement infrastructure. I wonder what new technology is going to be installed in this place.I also find it different that Utah was chosen, as I just never consider Utah the linchpin towards any military project.

Either or, intresting none the less.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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So will this be the official "internet police?"



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Does anybody think that any of this is related as far as the recent murder of John P. Wheeler, the former presidential aide in charge of cyber security?????



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Didn't the NSA pawn this job off to the US Air Force to justify keeping the US Air Force a separate military branch?

Air Force Cyber Command?

3,000 US Air Force officers alone in the Cyber Command:

www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/05/airforce_cyber_careers_051710/

What a waste. The Air Wings should be put back under the Army. Cyber Warfare should be a NSA job.

Politics always degrades capability.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Since when have the AF ever had to justify their existence as a separate branch? Thats a new one to me.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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This is fantastic!

Spending billions of our money to ramp up the efforts to spy on us.

Way to go feds!



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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Just another wasteful spending of the money...all on the tax payers burden mind you~



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Goodbye 4th amendment.

Goodbye 1st amendment.

Goodbye 2nd amendment.

Goodbye freedom. Looks like the terrorists won after all.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
Apparently Kentucky is not the only government entity to upgrade their Law Enforcement infrastructure. I wonder what new technology is going to be installed in this place.I also find it different that Utah was chosen, as I just never consider Utah the linchpin towards any military project.

Either or, intresting none the less.


I think part of it is that Camp Williams is failry isolated, an out of sight out of mind type thing maybe. There's also a data center being built in San Antonio Tx.



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