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US Feds to close 800 datacenters

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posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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But concern about deficit spending will mean shuttering 800 other federal data centers in the US, or 40 percent of total government capacity.
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They're moving it into the "cloud" to save an estimated $3 billion a year.

Out of an $80 billion annual spying budget I guess it's a start.

Crazy as hell they have 800 to close and that's just 40%.

Is there some federal datacenter on every city block in America?



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Is there some federal datacenter on every city block in America?


I would imagine there is one located in or around every major city inside the US. I wonder just what information they are collecting, and how detailed it is.



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Haha, thats really funny. They're worried about hackers, yet they're moving their data, onto 'the cloud'? which is very insecure at the time being, and has plenty of exploits.

Almost seems like they're trying to make it a target.

And that's how many jobs being removed?
edit on 21/7/11 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by AzureSky

Almost seems like they're trying to make it a target.


Wouldnt doubt it.

Gives the gov more of a reason to push greater regulations and at the same time could make available a ton of information that would otherwise be locked without warrants. Not that warrants really matter anymore.

Like gee, we've just been hacked. Look at all this info that's just out there all over the place. Let's send out the vans and start rounding everybody up.



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

Originally posted by AzureSky

Almost seems like they're trying to make it a target.


Wouldnt doubt it.

Gives the gov more of a reason to push greater regulations and at the same time could make available a ton of information that would otherwise be locked without warrants. Not that warrants really matter anymore.

Like gee, we've just been hacked. Look at all this info that's just out there all over the place. Let's send out the vans and start rounding everybody up.


They can try to censor the internet, But there are a lot of people who grew up with the internet being the way it is now, when it comes down to censoring it, especially if it is a huge radical change, then people are gunna be p*ssed. And yeah, seems like they are doing it on purpose. But who knows what kind of data is stored there, too much about us probably.



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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That's 40 data centers per state.....
That's way more than 1 for every large city, that's practically every city.
Data for what? What kinds of data do they collect and store and why?
All good questions that you ask.

More unconstitutional fat on the bloated federal cow.



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by SpaDe_

Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Is there some federal datacenter on every city block in America?


I would imagine there is one located in or around every major city inside the US. I wonder just what information they are collecting, and how detailed it is.


Oh, good Lord! It's change from having their own servers to store Federal employee files such as email and office documents, to using a cloud based system such as Google. That's it. It isn't data files on unsuspecting individuals, just the files generated by Federal employees during the routine course of their various jobs, such as property acquisition and disposal, or purchasing and service contracts. Snore.



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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LOLZ probably every other Social Security office seeing how the collapse of SSI is on the horizon.



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