NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander had a lavish Star Trek room built as part of his “Information Dominance Center”. Pictures from the DBI Architects, Inc. website.

It’s a 10,740 square foot labyrinth in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The brochure touts how “the prominently positioned chair provides the commanding officer an uninterrupted field of vision to a 22′-0″ wide projection screen”

The glossy display further describes how “this project involved the renovation of standard office space into a highly classified, ultramodern operations center.” Its “primary function is to enable 24-hour worldwide visualization, planning, and execution of coordinated information operations for the US Army and other federal agencies.” It gushes: “The futuristic, yet distinctly military, setting is further reinforced by the Commander’s console, which gives the illusion that one has boarded a star ship”.

Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander

It had been designed by a Hollywood set designer to mimic the bridge of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek, complete with chrome panels, computer stations, a huge TV monitor on the forward wall, and doors that made a ‘whoosh’ sound when they slid open and closed. Lawmakers and other important officials took turns sitting in a leather ‘captain’s chair’ in the center of the room and watched as Alexander, a lover of science-fiction movies, showed off his data tools on the big screen.
NSA director modeled war room after Star Trek’s Enterprise – pbs.org

Just incredible.

Shape of things to come

The NSA’s Star Trek room

NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander had a lavish Star Trek room built as part of his “Information Dominance Center”

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