Here's a news item from the Associated Press:

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new data center in eastern Idaho.

Officials say the expansion celebrated Monday adds 140,000 square feet to the FBI’s facility in Pocatello.

Officials say the expansion is part of the FBI’s technology transformation initiative and will consolidate nearly 100 data centers throughout the Justice Department.

The expansion is expected to bolster cybersecurity for the Justice Department, enhance collaboration and the use of advanced analytics.

Construction on the $100 million data center expansion began in late 2017.

The FBI has had a facility in Pocatello for more than three decades.

The center provides telecommunications and database support for agency field services throughout the country.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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