Ribbon cut for FBI data center in Pocatello
The FBI and its partners at the Department of Justice (DOJ) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new data center in Pocatello on Monday.
The facility broke ground in October 2017. The new data center will optimize infrastructure, information and services, according to a press release.
It will consolidate almost 100 DOJ data centers across the nation and expands the existing FBI facility, which has been a part of the Pocatello area since the 1980s.
The data center consists of 100,000 square feet of secure space as well as an additional 40,000 square feet of office space. The consolidation will help reduce the FBI’s operational costs, create efficiencies and modernize the technological architecture, according to the press release.
By combining data centers from across the nation into 3 central locations, the DOJ can enhance collaboration, information sharing and execute advanced analytics.
The new data center will provide the flexibility needed to focus on and quickly respond to mission requirements, according to the press release.