Feds open new data center in western Maryland

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Social Security Administration is opening a new national data center near Frederick.

Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin is among the officials attending Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in the unincorporated community of Urbana.

The center maintains demographic, wage, and benefit information on almost every American. It was funded by $500 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The center replaces an older data center at the agency’s headquarters campus in Woodlawn, near Baltimore.

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