[ISN] Tallahassee offices could get warm

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Wed Mar 28 2007 - 00:02:19 PST


By Jim Ash
News Journal capital bureau chief
March, 27, 2007  

TALLAHASSEE A massive air-conditioning failure at a state office complex 
in Tallahassee is threatening to disrupt government computer traffic 

A chiller plant at the Capital Circle Office Complex in Tallahassee 
began leaking Monday night, said Mike Stone, a spokesman for the 
Division of Emergency Management.

The campus of government buildings southwest of the Capitol is home to 
4,500 state workers in various agencies, including the Division of 
Emergency Management, the Department of Management Services, the 
Department of Health, and the Department of Community Affairs.

About 11 buildings have lost air conditioning because of the failure, 
Stone said. The problem threatens to overheat computer servers, and 
officials are warning that the state's main web page will be out of 
service periodically throughout the day.

The state Emergency Operations Center is also located at the complex, 
but its functions will not be interrupted, Stone said.

"There is the possibility that we might have some disruptions on 
MyFlorida.com" Stone said. "We're asking state workers to treat this as 
a casual day and to dress for warm weather."

Department of Management Services Secretary Linda South holds a press 
conference at 10:30 a.m. with Division of Emergency Management Director 
Craig Fugate.

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