Contractor Work on $2 Billion NSA Computer Compounds Is Kept Quiet
June 12, 2013
Contractors working for the intelligence community are speeding toward completion of two data centers worth $2 billion total, while a national controversy erupts over what those data centers might be up to. Combined, the centers span 214 acres -- close to one and a half times the size of the Pentagon.
The construction nears completion just as a former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor has admitted to leaking information, obtained while assigned to the National Security Agency, on the surveillance of Americans' phone contacts, as well as private social media conversations of foreigners.