NSA Breaks Ground on
First announced in July 2009, the facility is being constructed by a joint venture team led by DPR Construction, BigD Construction and Balfour Beatty Construction.
Officially named the Utah Data Center, the 1.5millionsquarefoot data center is located at Fort Williams in Utah.
The US Army Corps of Engineers and NSA are hosting a joint groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center.
will bring 5,000 to 10,000 new jobs during its construction and development phase, said Senator Orrin Hatch, RUtah. completed, it will support 100 to 200 permanent highpaid employees. data center will consist of 100,000 square feet of raised floor data center space and more than 900,000 square feet of technical support and administrative space, according to a USACE release.
Support facilities include an electrical substation, a vehicle inspection facility and visitor control center, fuel storage, water storage and a chiller plant.
The building construction is set to be completed in October 2013.
Hatch said that Utah beat out 37 other locations competing for the military construction project in recent memory. location lower energy costs, Internet infrastructure, flourishing software industry and close distance to the Salt Lake City International Airportwere all contributing factors in winning the data center contract.
The new NSA data center is being built as part of the White House Comprehensive National Security Initiative, which is designed to boost cybersecurity efforts to protect federal computer networks.