BLUFFDALE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The National Security Administration is construction a $1.2 billion data center at Camp W.G Williams National Guard Post.
The one million square-foot facility is the largest U.S. Department of Defense project in the nation.
It has been under construction for a little more than a year as the progress is obvious several buildings are rising from the dust as crews work to construct the center.
Some are touting the "spy center" to be the most advanced of its kind in the world. "If we were number 1 in the world with out spy situation I think that's great," said Gary Bolton.
Supercomputers will fill 100,000 square feet of space. What those computers will do is classified, but one top official said they will be used to "find, fix and kill the enemy." "Utah is really advanced as far as collecting and processing information so I'm no surprised they would be build something like that in here," said Lydia Goldina.
A "wired magazine" article published last March reports the super computers will collect, sift and store billions of email messages and phone calls from within the United States and around the world. "It feels to me a lot more like they're just spying on us rather than terrorism," said Joshua Jessop. "I don't like the idea of invasion of privacy and now they're going to be to watch everything we do," Jessop continued.
This center will have its own water supply, sewage treatment plant and because it will draw 5 megawatts of power it will have its own substation.
The data center is scheduled to be up and running September of 2013.