Congress requires Homeland Security's data center to go green
Homeland Security has a nice fat budget for expansion and upgrades for its data center, but it is conditional.
According to the article on nextgov:
The fiscal 2010 Homeland Security appropriations bill requires the department to spend $38.5 million to upgrade the power capabilities at the National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage, known as Data Center One and based at NASA's Stennis Space Center, near the Gulf Coast in Mississippi. Homeland Security cannot spend the remaining $45 million on building out the data center, which will provide information processing for the entire department, until DHS officials can make certain the data center has enough power and uses green technologies to reduce demand.
Will green considerations help maximize the budget, or does it mean getting less bang per buck?