Meltdowns Hobble NSA Data Center - WSJ.com: ". . . I had a birds-eye view of the commissioning of many of the systems, stacks of plan sets, and have been all around the place to see how it's theoretically supposed to run. Where can one even start? Seeing this eyesore being built completely changed my view of government. Pure incompetence. The phase "orgy of mismanagement" comes to mind when I think of this place. First of all, forget the idea that these problems are due to people cutting corners. I come from the telecommunications and power generation worlds and I'm used to systems being designed with both cost and reliability in mind. That was not the case here. No expense was spared. Had this same facility been built by a private sector entity, I don't think it's unreasonable to imagine it could've been built for 1/3 less, easily. The project is pure pork, and there are just so many contractors feeding at the government trough! It's just....sad. . . ."
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