DISA Louisiana megacenter closed in wake of hurricane

The Defense Information Systems Agency said its data processing megacenter in Slidell, La., will be closed until Sept. 2 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

DISA said that the Slidell facility appears to have weathered the storm fairly well, but the surrounding areas have been hit hard with widespread outages. Ironically, the Slidell megacenter serves as DISA’s continuity of operations facility, designed to take on the entire processing operations of any of the other 17 data processing facilities operated by the agency nationwide.

The Slidell facility has been selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, with its work slated to be transferred to other data center in the Northeast later this decade.

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