NSA Begins Construction on Cyber Security Center

While the National Security Agency will be the lead agency at the data center, the Department of Homeland Security also will be involved.

By Kara Reeder | Posted Jan 10, 2011
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Camp Williams, a National Guard base south of Salt Lake City, will be the location of a new $1.2 billion cyber security center that will protect both military and civilian government systems, according to InformationWeek.

While the National Security Agency will be the lead agency at the data center, the Department of Homeland Security also will be involved. Says Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah:

The Data Center will be part of our expanding efforts to defend our Department of Defense computer systems from cyber attack, and will also play a key role in helping Homeland Security keep our government's civilian computer systems safe.

The 100,000-square-foot, self-contained facility may also help protect private sector critical infrastructure networks. Hatch says:

There is a clear mandate for a public-private partnership – led on the government side by DHS – but supported by all elements of the U.S. government, to include federal, state, and local organizations.

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