In March of 1999, Michael Hayden becomes head of the NSA. Nine months later, NSA has an astonishing “computer crash” that kept them locked out of their own systems for three days.
An NSA spokeswoman confirmed Saturday that computer systems at the NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland, crashed last Monday and remained down for almost three days.
A source said the loss of the computer systems was “not insignificant.” And although the problem has been largely overcome, the source said Saturday it was still not 100 percent repaired.
Sources said the problem occurred because the computer system was overloaded and badly stressed. Indicating the scope of the crash, sources said NSA technicians had to reconstruct the entire system.
Rhetoric such as “overloaded and badly stressed” is more or less meaningless. But there exists some circumstantial evidence…
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