The National Security Agency (NSA) announced it has begun building a national cybersecurity intelligence center at the Camp Williams military grounds in Riverton, Utah.
Construction on the one-million square foot facility began last week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to an NSA press release.
The center will employ as many as two-hundred employees when complete. It will be administered by the NSA, but will include multiple federal departments including the Department of Homeland Security.
"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 represented here today," said NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis.
The facility will be a state-of-the-art center for national cybersecurity intelligence and defense operations, and is currently the largest defense construction project in the nations.
"In an era when our nation and its allies are increasingly dependent on the integrity of information and systems supported, transmitted, or stored in cyberspace, it is essential that that space is as resilient and secure as possible," said Inglis.