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Old September 16 2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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NSA Center Modeled After Enterprise Bridge

I'm not sure what I think of this. Apparently, the director of the US National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, initiated a project to build an "information dominance center" which was inspired by the design of the Enterprise bridge. They even had a production designer from Hollywood consult on the project. (Though no word if it was Herman Zimmerman!)

Here's the CNET news article on it:

And here is an article from The UK Guardian which has (alleged) pictures of the center:

I'm no fan of the NSA at this moment in time. And you can certainly make the argument that they went to a lot of trouble and spent a lot of taxpayer dollars to make this thing look similar to the Enterprise bridge. OTOH, the bridge -- particularly the bridge from TOS and the TOS movies -- have often been cited as examples of efficient operational designs. So it might make sense to copy from them.

What do you all think?
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Old September 17 2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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Re: NSA Center Modeled After Enterprise Bridge

CoveTom wrote: View Post
What do you all think?
I think... that there is already a thread on this topic!
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Old September 17 2013, 03:29 AM   #3
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Re: NSA Center Modeled After Enterprise Bridge

But my thread is better. :-)
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