I believe that I misremembered seeing a documentary about how this is a real thing. That the NSA has expanded so massively since 9/11 that they have data centers integrated into large commercial facilities... as I've tried researching it I've come to find there is pretty much no info on it. Much of my story was going to rely on the premise that there is a massive CIA-ish data center beneath a Walmart. One of the MCs was going to work there and a lot of important plot would unravel there. When I started thinking about it, it seemed stupid. Imagine a giant undeveloped plot of land. Suddenly, the feds have told the local gov't "we're setting up shop, hush hush." Then, they take months or years to build this underground facility. Then, somehow, Walmart builds atop that facility. The logistics of this seem ridiculous. If I were the federal gov't I would probably not waste my time. I would just build or buy huge buildings and set up offices there. I'm wondering now whether it's even interesting to do it under a Walmart. I'm undergoing a petty and sad "that was a bad idea" moment and would love some ideas thrown around regarding this. You all are so helpful with smashing ideas together to see what happens.