Social Security News
Social Security Opens New National
29, 2014 - Social Security opened a new National Support Center (NSC)
today in Urbana, MD., that the agency says is a
state-of-the-art data center that will meet the agencys anticipated IT
workloads for at least the next 20 years.
The NSC meets industry and federal
data center standards but is also energy efficient and has enhanced
disaster recovery capabilities..
"The data housed in the NSC is
critical to our day-to-day operations and essential to maintaining our
computer systems and electronic services," said Carolyn W. Colvin,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security.
"Social Security has always been
known as a 'can-do' agency with world-class customer service; this new
facility allows us to meet the growing demands of the millions of
individuals who count on us each and every day."
The National Support Center (NSC)
maintains demographic, wage, and benefit information on almost every
American. The new facility will replace a previous data center and allow
the agency to take advantage of modern technology.
Construction of the new facility
was made possible through $500 million in funding from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009 and was delivered
on time and under budget.
The design build contract was completed by Hensel