Continuing the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to leading the way in information technology, Governor Deval Patrick and A&F Secretary Jay Gonzalez recently joined Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and local officials to break ground on the state-of-the-art Springfield Data Center (SDC). The SDC will serve as a secure housing facility for the state's electronic records and data systems while also providing critical backup for the Commonwealth's existing primary data center. When complete, the $110 million facility will be a national model for green technology.
Funding for the data center was included in the General Government Bond Bill, approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in 2008. The Governor's capital plan, overseen by A&F, calls for completion of the project by summer of 2012.