NSA Data Center Isn’t Working

Obamacare isn’t the only massive federal undertaking suffering a disastrous rollout. The Wall Street Journal reports that the new NSA spy center in Bluffdale, Utah, scheduled to open in September, is basically unusable because of a series of electrical meltdowns.

Writes Siobahn Gorman:

Chronic electrical surges at the massive new data-storage facility central to the National Security Agency’s spying operation have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of machinery and delayed the center’s opening for a year, according to project documents and current and former officials.

There have been 10 meltdowns in the past 13 months that have prevented the NSA from using computers at its new Utah data-storage center, slated to be the spy agency’s largest, according to project documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.