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NSA- Bumblehive

| December 11, 2014

Bluffdale, Utah

Amongst its other locations the NSA Bumblehive center is the first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (IC  CNCI) and also the largest of the rest standing at a bit over one million square feet.The massive twenty building complex includes water treatment facilities, chiller plants, electric substation, fire pump house, warehouse, vehicle inspection facility, visitor control center, and sixty diesel-fueled emergency standby generators and fuel facility for a 3-day 100% power backup capability. The purpose of the data center is to allegedly track “all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and internet searches, as well as all types of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital ‘pocket litter’.” This new data center has been built in order to cope with the increase in digital data resulting from the rise of the global network.

Metric Value Ranking
Size (sq. ft.) 1,100,000 N/A
Investment ($) 1.2 billion N/A
Power Consumed (MW) 65 N/A
Green Power Output (MW) 0 N/A
Green Power Output (%) 0 N/A

Category: Americas, Regions, Top Ten

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