Power Surges Delay NSA’s Utah Data Center

Power Surges Delay NSA’s Utah Data Center(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Edward Snowden’s spy revelations aren’t the only pain the NSA’s having to deal with. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, the agency’s Bluffdale, Utah data center has faced power surges, delaying its opening by as much as one year.

The facility was actually expected to come online sometime this fall but a variety of issues have caused almost one million dollars in damages. Specifically, ten separate electrical surges reportedly occurred over the past thirteen months.

The NSA’s data center reportedly came with a $1.4 billion price tag, according to a separate report from the BBC.

Meanwhile, the spy agency is expected to carry out a six-month investigation to further look into the power surge problems.