Two companies that bugged the U.S. network for the National Security Agency (NSA) have extensive links to Israel's intelligence service, as reported by James Bamford at Wired.
- The $358 million CAPT Joseph J. Rochefort Building at NSA Hawaii was dedicated in January.
- The 604,000-square-foot John Whitelaw Building at NSA Georgia was dedicated in March.
- The NSA’s giant satellite listening post in Yorkshire, England — which has 33 giant dome-covered eavesdropping dishes — is expanding to accommodate a generator plant to provide power for new supercomputers (at $68 million) and a growing number of employees (many of whom are also employed by Lockhead Martin and Northrop Grumman).
- In May Fort Meade will undertake a $2 billion, 1.8-million-square-foot expansion of NSA headquarters that will include a cybercommand complex and a new supercomputer.
- Next year the NSA will open its 1-million-square-foot, $2 billion Utah Data Center that will be a code-breaking hub as well as a "cloud" that stores the trillions of millions of intercepted phone calls, e-mails and data trails so they can be analyzed from long distances over highly encrypted fiber-optic links.