Fiery, Metal-Melting Explosions at NSA Data Center Stump Investigators

By Oct. 08, 2013

The NSA’s new data-storage center in Utah has suffered a series of mysterious meltdowns in the past year.

Officials told the Wall Street Journal that 10 fiery explosions, known as arc-fault failures, have ripped apart machinery, melted metal and destroyed circuits. The repeated meltdowns have delayed the opening of the one-million square foot facility by 12 months.

Investigators have not yet determined the root cause of the electrical failures, nor have they agreed upon a solution that could prevent the explosions from happening again.

source: time.com

Electrical Issues Stall NSA Data Center Opening

By Brady McCombs and Paul Foy. October 10, 2013 10:08AM

Electrical problems have stalled the planned opening this fall of the nation’s new $1.7 billion epicenter for fighting global cyber threats – a Utah data center filled with super-powered computers designed to store massive amounts of classified information.

The Army Corps of Engineers discovered the problems during tests ahead of the scheduled Oct. 1 opening of the center south of Salt Lake City, on a National Guard base, Corps spokeswoman Diedra Cordell said in an emailed statement.

The facility will be the National Security Agency’s largest data storage center in the U.S., constantly using 65 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 33,000 houses. But what exactly will be happening there remains shrouded in mystery. There is no visible marker bearing the facility’s name and operator, and the NSA has been tight-lipped about what they’ll be doing there.

The Corps, which is in charge of construction, says experts are working to correct the electrical problems. Cordell did not provide details about the exact nature of the issue, or say if it has caused any major damage.

NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines acknowledged the problems in an email but declined to provide any more information.

“The failures that occurred during testing have been mitigated,” Vines said in a statement. “A project of this magnitude requires stringent management, oversight, and testing before the government accepts any building.”

The problems were first reported by the Wall Street Journal ( http://on.wsj.com/1bF9VUr).

NSA officials say the center will play a key role in the nation’s effort to protect national security networks, and allow U.S. authorities to monitor for potential cyber threats. The secrecy is necessary to protect classified information that is highly sought-after by foreign spies, said a former U.S. intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the program publicly.

Richard “Dickie” George, who retired from the NSA in 2011 after 40 years, says the facility isn’t nearly as mysterious as some think. The center only holds data, with NSA agents elsewhere combing through the information to understand how terrorist groups operate and who plays what roles. George calls it no more than a “big file cabinet” out West. (continued…)

source: www.cio-today.com

Please be sure to check out our ClimateViewer features:

Broken Links

If any of the links above do not work, copy the URL and paste it into the form below to check the Wayback Machine for an archived version of that webpage.

Sharing is Caring

Support ClimateViewer

Donate on PayPal
Support ClimateViewer
Donate on GoFundMe

Reuse License

Creative Commons LicenseNSA Utah Data Center Explosions: Godzilla or Karma? by Jim Lee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at climateviewer.com/. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at climateviewer.com/terms.

You are free to:

  • • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
Under the following terms:
  • • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Comments


Barium, Strontium, and Trimethyl-Aluminum chemical releases from the NASA-funded Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment, or AZURE. ... Continue reading


What do these have in common? CONTROL. Find out the truth about the CLIMATE CHANGERS, national sovereignty, and one world government of a borderless world. ... Continue reading

ClimateViewer TV

PLEASE SUBSCRIBEJim Lee & ClimateViewer on YouTube

Jim Lee speaking at the US. EPA hearing on flight pollution
Geoengineering
Pollution
Privacy
Propaganda
HAARP
#CirrusCloudsMatter
Nuclear
Electrosmog