[Cryptography] An NSA mathematician shares his from-the-trenches view of the agency's surveillance activities

Pat Farrell pfarrell at pfarrell.com
Wed Sep 18 14:21:25 EDT 2013

On 9/18/13 10:44 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
The enterprise bridge control center certainly does not seem to be Hayden's style either. Hayden is not the type to build a showboat like that.
Moving abit OT:

On the PBS Newshour coverage of this story, the showed the website of DBI Architects who designed the facility and it listed the other design firms. One of them was "KTA Group" my brother John was the signing engineer at KTA at that time. He says the design and construction was done at least ten years ago. It was not a secret facility, but access was restricted. Even though he signed and stamped all the design drawings for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical work, he was never allowed on site. So if you could find the design drawings for that facility (which is about 5 stories and all underground at Ft Belvoir (just across the river from Washington DC0)) you would see John Farrell's signature and stamp.

The usual point of a "showboat" facility like that is to impress the Congressmen who visit so the budget can get bigger.

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