Underfunded NSA Suffers Brownouts

This is really funny, NSA employee’s have problems trusting each other. Underfunded NSA Suffers Brownouts – An anonymous reader writes “Almost ten years after the an internal report, and a year after a Baltimore sun story warned that the electrical system at the fort Meade NSA HQ couldn’t keep up with the growing electricity demand … the problem has got worse. The ‘NSA has had to resort to partial, rolling brownouts at its computer farms and scheduled power outages and some offices are experiencing significant power disruptions’. NSA director Alexander testified to congress about this problem. It is suggested he wanted to add more than $800 million to the 07 budget. A recent public powerpoint presentation suggested 70% of of all intelligence spending goes to contractors. It also included a graph, without numbers, of this spending. It suggests that US intelligence spending is around $60 billion. An internal survey that showed NSA employees have problems trusting each other.” Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Slasdot]

This is really funny, NSA employee’s have problems trusting each other.

Underfunded NSA Suffers BrownoutsAn anonymous reader writes “Almost ten years after the an internal report, and a year after a Baltimore sun story warned that the electrical system at the fort Meade NSA HQ couldn’t keep up with the growing electricity demand … the problem has got worse. The ‘NSA has had to resort to partial, rolling brownouts at its computer farms and scheduled power outages and some offices are experiencing significant power disruptions’. NSA director Alexander testified to congress about this problem. It is suggested he wanted to add more than $800 million to the 07 budget. A recent public powerpoint presentation suggested 70% of of all intelligence spending goes to contractors. It also included a graph, without numbers, of this spending. It suggests that US intelligence spending is around $60 billion. An internal survey that showed NSA employees have problems trusting each other.”

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