$1.5B NSA project to eavesdrop on electronic data while helping to preserve U.S. cybersecurity
This is money well spent. The NSA & CTU are vital for keeping us safe and I'm
grateful people like Jack Bauer are serving our country. Please people,
separate fantasy from reality and don't worry about someone spying on your email
account. I would however be concerned about your phone being tapped.
"Spies Like Us?"
NSA performs a vital mission to keep our country safe. We are fortunate to have
them coming here and they deserve all the support they ask for to to help get
their job done.Ignore the fringe kooks who do not understand what
NSA does, or the fact that the world is full of people plotting to harm the U.S.
and everyone here (including the kooks).Thank you for your service,
Americans are clearly being spied on. There are numerous lawsuits against
telecoms that have allowed NSA to hose up ALL Internet communications in a given
facility. What happens to that data is anyone's guess once they have it, laws
notwithstanding. In either case, to skirt domestic laws, they give the UK or
Israel access to the same facilities, then legally accept the information from
the UK as a foreign intel source. And if laws are broken, how would one know
since they go crying national security and hide behind a veil of secrecy laws
when you try to investigate. As far as I'm concerned, NSA "protects
us" from the trouble we get ourselves into by deploying our troops around the
world where they are not welcome.
We already have this and it is called the National Security Agency or NSA and
has 10,000 employees or maybe even 100,000. saw it on PBS "NOVA" series I think.
Gov't. WASTE FRAUD AND ABUSE.
Thanks for the laughs from all of the posters who actually think a facility of
this caliber is being built for the govt to read their personal emails. And
also find it funny that our elected officials are so welcoming of this project
while at the same time anti-fed govt on soooo many things. This will be good
for the area.
Maybe I can get a job. I speak two languages other than English. But then they
don't hire foreigners.
I think health care, poverty and getting out of places we don't belong in this
world could benefit a lot more from the money that will be sunk into this. What
does the average Utahn or American citizen get out of this...? I am sure a whole
lot more government waste, red tape and debt! Who approves this kind of stuff
anyway? The haves, of course! And don't even get me started on the RFID chips. I
gotta go and work on trying to subsidize my income on my day off so I can keep
my head, just above water! Final comment,as Yakov Smirnov used to say, "Wow,
what a country!" I am out!
Some very simple comments this AM. I can't believe that a fear mongering state
as big as Utah (Repubs) with the largest percentage of republicans in America,
would be rewarded with any national project of this size. Geographics no doubt
played a big part in the decision. You little people and your decietful ways
don't need to worry about this agency they are not interested in you, they are
after bigger fish to fry. So relax pot heads, gang bangers, cheats and thieves
they are after the big worldwide fish!
Utah with tons of American patriots, I'm not surprise at the decision. Let our
boys filter out our enemies, go work boys, keep the homeland safe
Our nephew works for that agency. Hope he can move away from The Beltway, and
work here.He says they have no time to fiddle with the 99% (read your
email, etc.), there are plenty of foreign threats and wackos to keep them more
than busy.The data coming in before 9/11 was tens of thousands of leads
every day, to sort and try to find the real threats in.
This is the new way the military needs to adapt to changing threat environment
to safeguard our freedoms. Encroaching on your rights? Anymore than a cop
pulling you over and giving you a ticket? Does that encroach on your rights?
What are your rights? Living in a free country is not a guarantee... it must be
guarded, and provided there are checks and balances, as well as vigorous
oversight by Judicial and Congressional branches of government, the military
(Executive branch) must be allowed to adapt to protect us. This is great news
for Utah and Utah jobs.
USSID 18 is the governing document that prohibits intentional collection,
processing and storage of US communications, whether collected from the airwaves
at home or abroad. Congressional oversite is the last place that becomes
effective. The people who work side-by-side with each other, every level of
management, and countless numbers of people who see, process and audit storage
of data are conscientious American citizens who have sworn an oath to defend
American's rights. They take it very seriously, and those internal checks are
very effective. Been there, done that.I am skeptical of the
likelihood that linguistic abilities are going to be utlized in any major way at
this site. The numbers of potential employees discussed indicate more skills
and utilization of electrical engineers, signals/network analysts,
cyber-sleuths, and those that manage, monitor, and evaluate their work. Finding a sponsor, besides the military, to investigate and grant the
security clearances is pretty difficult. Great grades in school, adherences to
clean living, including debt and personal integrity, and critical thinking
skills are the best means to attract potential recruiters' attention. Likely
plan on moving out East for a spell as well.
These future employees could be used full time to uncover the dirt behind Utah
In my experience the only people that are worried about privacy are people that
have something to hide!
1984 in the making.Welcome to Oceania my friends.War is Peace.Freedom is Slavery.Ignorance is Strength.Orwell has been
Good luck in landing a job. You need to go through a very rigorous security
clearance first and that could take over a year.
Sheesh--- encroaching on our rights. What are you people thinking????Do
you even know what the NSA is?? Do you have a clue that we have been
listening to the messages and conversations of other nations for years??I
was stationed on the border of the former USSR in Iran when the Shah was in
power -- gathering intelligence to safe guard the citizens of this great
nation.Turn off Sean Hannity and think for yourselves.Hate mongering
is not a positive action.
No more encroaching on our rights.Demand a government that fits
inside the CONSTITUTION.
This is great and right up my alley. It's even coming sooner than expected. Of
course, it'll be delayed a year or two, but that's still not too bad.
Utah can be glad that Hillary Clinton is not President. Her number one aid
probably would be former President Bill Clinton. He may still remember that in
the 1992 presidential election he came in third behind Ross Perot here in Utah.
President Obama came in second here and knows there is plenty of good talent
here to help him safeguard the nation.
As windy as it is at Camp Williams I'm sure they will use 100% wind power to
power those computers....Don't ya think?
Way to go:A 35-60 MW load will not negatively impact the power grid
in that area. What does Utah get? Read the article again to see
how many people will be employed. I think it's a great thing and I
am glad the federal government is decentralizing these types of operations.
The NSA is not the FBI, they do not target you and they really are not
interested in domestic issues.They are monitoring international data
and business transactions. They monitor communication and data from satellites
and decrypt encrypted foreign transmissions. If this relates to any of your
tinfoil-hat wearers, then you deserved to be spied on.How about a
little gratitude for helping keep our nation safe?
Way to go: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for
your country." -- JFK
wonderful another way for them to destroy our privacy and peek into our lives
A huge drain on the power grid, a big target for our enemies, and what does the
average Utahn get for it?
One major contributing factor is the extraordinary foreign language talent in
Tax payers paying $1.5 billion (initially) so the Government can spy on us??? I
have nothing to hide but I don't like the idea of the Government knowing every
web site we visit and scanning our e-mails. This just gives the Government more
control over our lives in what's covered up as "protecting us".
What a great place to have such a center. NSA uses linguists among other things
to do their work and Utah has more diverse languages than any other state due to
it's returned missionaries having served in foreign countries.If you
want a good job, speak the right language, and have no criminal record and
haven't lived in a communist country, you might be one of the lucky ones to land
a job when the hiring starts.
"The site beat out 38 others nationwide"_______That is quite a
compliment for Utah to beat out 38 other possible places.Way to go.