Masterchief of NSA built himself a Enterprise-Bridge-Replica at his office

Weil die ganze NSA-Affäre noch nicht strange genug ist: Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, Oberbossmasterchief der NSA seit 2005, hat sich ein “Information Dominance Center” bauen lassen, von einem Hollywood-Set-Designer, nach dem Vorbild des Enterprise-Decks inklusive SciFi-Türen, die mit einem Swooosh aufgehen. [update] Ich habe ein Bild der Original-Enterprise-Kulissen mit dem Bild oben des Nachbaus von Keith Alexander ersetzt. Hier ein PDF zu dem Teil (Danke Torsten Kleinz!)

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When he was running the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, Alexander brought many of his future allies down to Fort Belvoir for a tour of his base of operations, a facility known as the Information Dominance Center. 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.

“Everybody wanted to sit in the chair at least once to pretend he was Jean-Luc Picard,” says a retired officer in charge of VIP visits.

The Cowboy of the NSA (via Boing Boing)