NSA to cut 90% of administrators due to Snowden


100% Tier-1 Gogent
In light of whistleblower Edward Snowden's masive disclosure of US spy agencies recording traffic and spying on US citizens, the NSA has announced the elimination of 90% of system administrator jobs.  This will be a reduction of around 900 middle class jobs.

More no-e-con-o-me.  Good work to Obama administration.   At least these positions are dead weight sucking wealth from the hard working taxpayers.

Full story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/09/us-usa-security-nsa-leaks-idUSBRE97801020130809


Just a dude
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To be honest, they sounded understaffed, at least for their new Utah DC. I think they only had 200 employees for that entire facility. Knowing they don't work 24 hours in a row there, that there is likely shift rotations, that leaves a small number of employees for such a vast facility on the clock in any standard 8 hour shift.


100% Tier-1 Gogent
Well, the cloud man, it's one time work and then kids on scooters zooming around the Willy Wonka inspired datacenter with headmuff sound protectors and a ski suit.  Oh wait, that's the governments front Google.

Seriously,  Utah is massive spook datacenter. 200 employees is some sick and perverse joke.  Considering 8 hour shifts, time off, 24/7 staffing, etc.  Can't be more than around 35 admins there at most times.  Pitiful.