Utah Data Center experienced electrical failures, NSA confirms

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  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    "Issues such as these can arise in any project..."

    Actually no....just on projects that are designed and/or constructed poorly.

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    @ Say NO to BO

    "Use the lowest bidder...."??? uh, when does that ever happen?

    Because the government continually abuses its power and trolls for our data without cause or warrant I hope the whole thing melts down.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Oct. 8, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    These "Glitches" maybe God's way of telling you that this is evil just like Obamacare.

  • Thoughtful Voter Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    Quite frankly, I find this to be good news if it is true. This is a bad operation -- fiscally, philosophically, etc.

    NSA Chief Gen. Keith Alexander finally admitted publicly just last week that -- despite all the buffalo-ing to keep superfunding the agency -- only "1 or 2" of the alleged "54" foiled terrorist plots that they kept bragging about even turned out to be something of "potential" interest to national security or to have any connection to the draconian NSA domestic spynet they claim is so critical.

    In other words, we're not getting *any* ROI ("return on investment") for our taxpayer money and our continually eroded civil liberties.

    Admissions like that should give us all pause ... regardless of what short-term Federal dollar infusion opportunities our local governments are eyeing.

  • JMHO Southern, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Am I the only one that envisioned Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation when I read the headline?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    Use the lowest bidder and spend millions more making it right. That's the government way.
    But hey, it's not like the money is important. There's more where that came from.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 12:13 a.m.

    Hill Air Force Base has a field of solar panels used to generate electricity for the base.

    Since this NSA site uses so much electricity, they ought to ought to put solar panels on the roof of their facility and even on the adjacent surrounding area. This would reduce cooling costs of the building and produce electricity, both helping to ease the huge energy load this facility puts on our grid.

    Less air pollution, conserving our natural resources.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 7, 2013 10:40 p.m.

    Despite the exaggerated fears about "domestic spying" this is the operation that may very well detect and allow us to prevent future attacks, not just from Islamic terrorists, but other potential adversaries.

    Build it well, test thoroughly, then operate it wisely, and in obedience to the laws that are intended to safeguard American citizens.

    I trust the NSA a heck of a lot more than the IRS, although admittedly that is a very low bar to surpass. And more than the BATFE, the TSA or even the FBI. And certainly more than any member of Congress!