Social Security Administration Opens New National Support Center
On September 29 the Social Security Administration performed a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new National Support Center (NSC). The NSC is a state-of-the-art data center that contains the information necessary to support many of the Social Security programs. This new facility replaces a previous data center and will continue operations in a more efficient manner.
According to Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, “The data housed in the NSC is critical to our day-to-day operations and essential to maintaining our computer systems and electronic services.” The new center features better disaster recovery capabilities, is more energy efficient, and is designed to meet the SSA’s estimated IT needs and workloads for the next 20 years.
The data contained in the NSC includes demographics and wage and benefit information for nearly every U.S. citizen. The facility was constructed using $500 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
In the past decade the SSA has put a larger emphasis on the use of technology for managing and distributing Social Security benefits. Nearly every type of benefit application can be submitted online, and claims are being processed completely digitally. Improvements to IT systems and upgrades for reliability and security are a necessity in today’s technological age where the SSA is putting more emphasis on transitioning to a fully digital system.
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