NSA plans San Antonio Data Center

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service said it has picked a facility in San Antonio as the site of a new data center.

Before picking the San Antonio facility, NSA analyzed plans of commercial data centers and evaluated sites around the country with input from other government agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers.

With input from other government entities, the spy agency is also looking into suggestions that it could share space in data centers with other intelligence agencies, NSA said in a statement.

As the world's largest spy agency, NSA has 30,000 employees, an estimated $7.5 billion annual budget (the exact amount is classified) and has been described as the world's largest user of supercomputers. According to one press estimate, its yearly electric bill is $21 million.

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