(The Hosting News) – 2013 has undoubtedly proven to be a messy year for the U.S. intelligence agency known as the NSA. After receiving increasing scrutiny over its PRISM spy program via leaks from former contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, the NSA faces a problem that’s a bit more technical in nature: Data center glitches.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal recently, power surges at the agency’s Buffdale, Utah facility have delayed the site from officially coming online by up to one year.
Ten separate power surge incidents reportedly occurred within the past thirteen months, inflicting damage on the facility that’ll cost almost $1 million to repair.
The NSA was initially hoping to have the data center up and running by sometime this fall.
The location has garnered a higher level of news coverage since Snowden’s spy program revelations just earlier this year. On July 4th, around 150 protesters gathered outside the facility in opposition to the NSA, according to a report from The Salt Lake Tribune.
Eventually, the Bluffdale data center is expected to store intelligence information via a vast range of servers. The facility’s original price tag was set at $1.5 billion.