Army awards contract for NSA data center

Tuesday - 9/28/2010, 9:30am EDT

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $1.2 billion contract for a huge data center to help the government lock down its networks. The data center is for the National Security Agency, and it's part of the government's Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative started during the last administration. A consortium of companies will build the center South of Salt Lake City, Utah. NextGov reports the facility will include 1.5 million square feet -- about a third larger than the U.S. Capitol and the House and Senate office buildings.

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