NSA to offshore its data mining work to India

31 Aug

Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Date and source.shared on need to know basis

     U.S.A.’s domestic spy agency NSA will soon start sending huge chunk of data for data mining work to some unnamed Indian software companies.It has to be noted that NSA is responsible for spying on every known communication in U.S. and rest of the world.

    The scale of the operations at the NSA is hard to determine from unclassified data; some 18,000 parking spaces are visible in photos of the site. In 2006,The Baltimore Sun reported that the NSA was at risk of electrical overload because of insufficient internal electrical infrastructure at Fort Meade to support the amount of equipment being installed. This problem was apparently recognized in the 1990s but not made a priority, and “now the agency’s ability to keep its operations going is threatened.”

    NSA has already built its first Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (CNCI) Data Center; the “Utah Data Center” at Camp Williams,Utah at the cost of US$ 1.5 Billions.Apparently,it is not enough.

    The extensive collection of every call made by U.S. citizens,current bank account information,travel details,internet activity,traffic photos have burdened NSA so much that it is collecting 5 terabites of information everyday.Excluding U.S.,NSA tries to collect information from every country of world because current U.S. military doctrine say every country except Israel is its sworn enemy.

    This huge flow of information makes it impossible to mine data for terrorists(terrorist is a general term used to describe anybody who opposes U.S. govt in any form). Apart from this,cost pressures seems to have forced NSA bosses to look for an alternative and it seems they found it.

    Indian companies are glad to get this huge contract and hope no important data collected by NSA remains secure.

 

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