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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 5 2011 4:00 p.m. MST

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New York, NY

now everyone knows where to put the built in bugs!

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Oh great! Now Utah has a better chance of getting nuked in the event of a war than they did before. At least there is an increased chance the state will feature in a Fallout game.

Burke, VA

I sorry but I feel I have to highlight the fact that the federal government is doing some good things here:

1. Providing better security to our nation and it's citizens
2. Providing much needed jobs in a struggling economy
3. Promoting and executing the construction of sustainable buildings

Those are good things...aren't they? It seems worth noting that the federal government does, in fact, do good things and that the existence of "federal land" is one of the factors in choosing this sight. Congratulations to Senator Hatch and the other members of the Utah congressional delegation that helped secure that project and congratulations to the the state of Utah for fostering the circuimstances that helped win this project.

  • 6:27 a.m. Jan. 6, 2011
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Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not sure if the building will last being a LEED building. My experience with LEED buildings is that they are overpriced, built with cheap materials, take a long time to construct and the end result is a large cheap product that falls apart on day one.

I would rather see a military infrastructure like this be built out of good solid materials, that will last.

Phillip J Fry
West Valley City, Utah

This is great news for those in construction and the IT industry. It's good to see projects like this going up in Utah, it keeps Utah and the United States at the forefront of technological innovation. I'm normally against big government projects but this facility is all about national security which is a proper role of the government so I'm all for it. With Utah's lower energy costs, lower cost of living and highly skilled workforce this facility will save money over the current facility which I believe is near Washington DC.

  • 7:35 a.m. Jan. 6, 2011
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Studio City, CA

This complex paid for by a government that has NO MONEY in the bank and $14 trillion dollars in debt. Let's just print more worthless paper.

Salt Lake City, UT

Spying on American Citizens is not the proper role of government. This center will use a massive amount of electricity, raising our rates.

Saint Paul, MN

America's spying on its citizens is WORSE than that in the old Soviet Union, because the TECHNOLOGY now is better.

Cedar City, UT

I would imagine the "pro-government no matter what, you're a terrorist lover if you disagree, if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear" stance that was so common in Utah during the last administration had something to do with placing the facility here. Funny how quickly that sentiment changed in Utah once the democrats came into power.

Tooele, UT

More GOVERNMENT Jobs, less private ones. Not good for anyone. And like others above have said, we all know what this is really for, spying on us, the enemies of global warming (Gore called us Nazi's) and Barrack Obama. Clinton said we should be in a straight jacket, Obama called us enemies. No wonder why they're putting it in Utah. More enemies here than anywhere else.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Looking out for "YOU"!

Orin Hatch touts a few bucks,and a few jobs.

The potential loss of American Liberty, Freedom, and Privacy should be the paramount concern of the Utah Senator.

Shame is a rare commodity.

Burke, VA

Clydesdale - Actually Al Gore didn't call anyone a Nazi. He likened the battle of global warming to the war with Germany. He was in England at the time and invoked the name of Winston Churchill to make his case.

I have, however, heard many opponents of the Al Gore philosophy refer to his group as "enviro-nazis".

I guess Steven Stills had it right in the mid-60's when he said, "Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep...step out of line the men comeand take you away."

Be careful!

Henderson, NV

Get a grip people. The cyber threat is a real problem to national security and the economy. Read the book Breakpoint, by Richard A. Clark. Although it's fiction, the book highlights many of the real issues with cyber security. We need to be at the forefront of this technology, instead of falling behind our enemies.

Thunderbolt, Georgia

"Our great computers... fill the hallowed halls"

If you're not guilty, you have nothing to fear. ;-) ;-) ;-) Your paperz pleazzzzz...

New York, NY

Nice to see our government taking steps to bring intel into the 21st Century. I do question the wisdom of building a critical data center on a MAJOR fault line! Guess Orrin Hatch got his way on that earmark.

American Fork, UT

Earthquake proof? Let's hope all our data on terrorists doesn't get sucked into a giant fissure in the earth after the big one hits.

Spanish Fork, UT

So basically, Senator Hatch is applauding some wildly expensive, very temporary government meddling with our construction market so that we can more permanently employ maybe 100 Federal snoops to more effectively spy on our own citizens. The ones that dare mention the "Constitution" and "civil liberties".


Don't get me wrong. I'm happy to see construction. I like to see jobs -- even the temporary ones. But this is being built with taxpayer money under "supersecret" (read: 'completely unaccountable') budgets in order to purposely and expressly violate the rights that our Founding Fathers risked everything to secure.

I don't applaud that, but I think it disappointingly telling that Senator Hatch does.

Laura Ann
Layton, UT

Oh, no. The government is going to find out I didn't pay taxes on my farm in Farmville! I feel so threatened.

I'm curious as to how the government is going to threaten my freedom, liberty and privacy with this new facility. If I want to keep something private, just don't put it on-line. Get a grip, people.

Grand Prairie, Tx

All I know is our guvment would never lie to us. They've never lied to us before and they never will.

ardenwood, wa

Maybe the excitement surrounding this announcement should be tempered by the knowledge that this is going to be used predominantly to surveil all the electronic communications of AMERICANS, people!

A more productive use of the land and money for this country would be to build an alternate energy plant, such as solar furnace, wind, or geothermal facility.

I don't trust the NSA to protect me from anyone, especially from myself.

The police state is here, and you welcome it?

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