May 13, 2014 1:23 pm
After MH 370 tragedy [It’s not a tragedy; it’s a crime], ICAO looks into global flight tracking
By Staff The Canadian Press
MONTREAL – It’s a devastating loss for hundreds of families. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 lost contact with traffic control March 8 and nothing – no debris or evidence – has surfaced since.
Now, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is using this tragedy to make a plan for better global tracking systems and it has spent the last two days discussing how to make it work.
“Ultimately, in order to assure that every aircraft will be tracked, we need standards that will be converted to regulations,” said Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO Council President.
ICAO is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to make global tracking more of a priority.
They’ve put together a task force to set the first international standard for tracking planes.
“Not all aircrafts are create equal or have the same equipage,” said Kevin Hiatt, IATA Senior VP Safety and Flight Operations.
“What the task force will do is take a look at the equipage, take a look at the types of aircrafts that are out there.”
ICAO wants planes to transmit basic flight information like position, altitude, and speed more frequently.
It also wants to improve communication over oceans and remote areas, but even once this is established, it will be up to countries to implement and enforce the regulation.
“We’re also going to be encouraging a series of drills or scenarios on certain parts of the world – in fact all over the world – that will enable what is really an extraordinarily rare event to be drilled,” said Nancy Graham, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau Director.
The agency, which is governed by the United Nations, said that what happened in March with the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is unacceptable.
“We take the loss of every single aircraft and every single life seriously,” said Aliu.
The new global tracking plan is expected to be underway by the end of the year.”
“Prisoner Scandal Multinationals Could Face UK’s Biggest Fraud Case
Penal charity hand dossier on G4S and Serco to police
By: Ben Gelblum
on 13th May 2014 @ 1.56pm
Two multinationals involved in criminal justice privatisation and tarnished by allegations of physical abuse may soon be at the centre of the UK’s biggest ever fraud prosecution.
G4S and Serco agreed to repay a total of more than £180million after it emerged that they had overcharged the taxpayer for electronic tagging prisoners who didn’t exist or where still in jail.
However this amount is a drop in the ocean for the outsourcing giants who are still able to bid for lucrative public contracts, despite being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.”
“Serco Receives “Supplier of the Year” from Boeing for Enterprise Architecture Expertise
Serco Inc. has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by The Boeing Company in the Technology category for its state-of-the-practice Enterprise Architecture solutions.
Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by The Boeing Company in the Technology category for its state-of-the-practice Enterprise Architecture solutions.
The Boeing Supplier of the Year award is the company’s premier supplier honor, presented annually to its top suppliers in recognition of their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. This year’s 16 winners represent an elite group among more than 17,525 active Boeing suppliers in nearly 52 countries around the world. This selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise. This is the second time Serco has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by Boeing. In January 2011, Serco also received the Boeing Performance Excellence Gold Award in recognition of the Company’s performance excellence.
“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition for our work in support of Boeing. This prestigious award demonstrates our passion for excellence and ability to apply Serco’s Enterprise Architecture expertise across a broad range of applications,” said Ed Casey, Chairman and CEO of Serco. “We continue to grow our EA practice, and over the past 15 years we have deployed solutions to support enterprises and systems across federal and commercial environments.”
Serco’s Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence is based in Colorado Springs, CO. The team provides a variety of services in support of Boeing’s business units as well as research and development efforts. Serco’s architecture employs object-oriented (OO)/Unified Modeling Language (UML) to define, design and satisfy defense agencies’ mission-critical requirements, including Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). This approach improves system developer’s understanding of operational requirements and how best to integrate enterprise operations and systems for the optimal fulfillment of C4I and other operational needs.
About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 11,000 employees, annual revenue of $1.5 billion, and is ranked in the Top 30 of the largest Federal Prime Contractors by Washington Technology. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $6.6 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at http://www.serco-na.com.”
The Boeing International Headquarters (colloquially known as the Boeing Building and formerly known as the Morton International Building) is a 36-floor skyscraper located in the Near West Side of Chicago. The building has been made the corporate headquarters for Boeing, which decided in 2001 to move to Chicago from Seattle. 100 North Riverside Plaza is poised on the west side of the Chicago River directly across from the downtown Loop. The building responds to the clearance requirements of the site’s commuter rail lines with a structural system that uses steel trusses to support its suspended southwest corner. It won the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ “Most Innovative” Design Award. The building was originally constructed for the Morton Salt Company, and has also housed offices of Ameritech.  Navteq moved their headquarters to The Boeing Building in 2007.”
“Serco: Parking & Enforcement
• On and Off Street Asset Solutions
• Revenue Collection
• Operations and Maintenance
• Citations & Enforcement
• Traffic Camera Infringement Services
Vendor interfaces are customizable and can be tailored to a specific customer need. Serco will integrate the vendor management systems into a centralized Parking Management System (PMS) for reporting and reconciliation purposes.
[San Francisco] Enforcement Officers – Equipment Vehicles Handhelds ALPR Scofflaw Enforcement – Towing & Vehicle Abatement – Permit Management & Enforcement – Citation Processing Services – Customer Service Center
In 2006, we began utilizing AutoVu for overtime parking enforcement and hot-list (scofflaw) vehicle identification. Within the first 6 months of scofflaw monitoring, the City of West Hollywood experienced an increase of $181,401 in revenue due to the successful implementation of the technology.
Serco has worked with the City of Chicago Department of Revenue (DOR) for over 12 years enforcing parking meters. When Chicago’s parking meters were sold to Chicago Parking Meters, LLC. (CPM), in 2009, Serco was sole sourced to provide parking enforcement services on the meters for CPM.
City of Chicago: 8 square miles 2010 Annual Citations Issued: 400,000 2010 Annual Citation Revenue: $24 Million+ Years of Service: 12 years Shifts: DOR = Nights & weekend CPM = 24/7 Availability”
McConnell has been directed by Abel Danger Global to offer expert witness services to plaintiffs who sue for damages in re the Flight 370 hijack associated with Serco’s Red Switch Network control of Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilots out of Boeing company headquarters in Chicago.
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation