While the National Security Agency will be the lead agency at the data center, the Department of Homeland Security also will be involved. Says Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah:
The Data Center will be part of our expanding efforts to defend our Department of Defense computer systems from cyber attack, and will also play a key role in helping Homeland Security keep our government's civilian computer systems safe.
The 100,000-square-foot, self-contained facility may also help protect private sector critical infrastructure networks. Hatch says:
There is a clear mandate for a public-private partnership – led on the government side by DHS – but supported by all elements of the U.S. government, to include federal, state, and local organizations.