Plum City – (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco’s apparent use of Red Switch networks on the E-4B “Doomsday” Fleet to override Boeing autopilots in mass murder and ‘death by plane’ events, to ITT Sheraton’s imputation of ad hoc waypoints to support crash-site spot-fixed betting through Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
McConnell claims that David “Riot Club” Cameron (Treasury 90-93) and Nicholas (“White’s Club” Soames (UK Minister of Defence 94-97) had ITT Sheraton – then owner of Caesars Palace – equip the Doomsday fleet with Serco’s Red Switch Network cesium clock so that POTUS 42 and 44 guests in 5 star hotels could override E-4B commands, impute waypoints into the uninterruptible autopilots of targeted civilian aircraft and bet on the various spot-fixed crash-site body counts (cf. ITT Sheraton 9/11).
“White Plains, N.Y., August 30, 2001 — ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ITT) has been awarded a $77.3 million firm fixed-price contract to provide operations and maintenance support to the US Military Command and Control Switching System (CCSS) at 19 locations in five countries worldwide. ITT will provide support at a variety of critical locations, such as the White House in Washington DC, the US Air Force-Europe headquartered in Ramstein,Germany, and the US Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The contract work will be performed by ITT’s Systems Division.
CCSS provides switching capabilities in support of the Defense Red Switch Network, a high-level communications system that allows authorized users to transmit critical, sensitive, and classified information in a completely secure environment.
With this win, ITT becomes the premier provider of this service to the US Military. The company currently operates and maintains Red Switches on the Wing Communications Operations and Maintenance and Operations, Maintenance, and Supply-Europe projects and has recently been tasked to operate and maintain another switch in Kuwait as an option to the Total Army Communications-Southwest Asia (TAC-SWA) contract.”
“ITT Offers $1.7 Billion Cash for Caesars World : Gaming: The deal would be the largest single investment in the history of Las Vegas. Caesars’ stock soars nearly 50%.
Placing an unprecedented bet on the future of the gambling industry, conglomerate ITT Corp. on Monday agreed to buy Los Angeles-based Caesars World–owner of the famed Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip–for $1.7 billion in cash.
The announcement sent Caesars’ lagging stock soaring nearly 50% as some industry observers suggested that ITT–which is expanding in the professional sports, cable and leisure industries–will be joined by other giant entertainment companies interested in the fast-growing gaming business.
“It’s the entertainment dollar that all these companies are competing for,” said gambling industry expert Marvin Roffman, a partner in Philadelphia-based Roffman Miller Associates. “Gaming really is the entertainment business.”
ITT’s offer would be the single largest investment in gambling and Las Vegas ever–topping the $1-billion invested by financier Kirk Kerkorian in building the new MGM Grand hotel-casino–and arguably one of the most significant since Howard Hughes poured at least $100 million into the desert resort city in the mid-1960s, industry observer William N. Thompson said.
“Howard Hughes’ investment was a big signal that gaming was a legitimate (business),” said Thompson, a professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. As analysts warned about overbuilding in Las Vegas and gaming stocks fell in value during the past year, the ITT announcement provided “a tremendous boost,” Thompson said. “They are voting with their money that they have faith in gaming.”
The merger would give Caesars World–which has been criticized for falling behind rivals in expanding–access to ITT’s financial might and a link to the New York-based conglomerate’s Sheraton hotel chain. Henry Gluck would remain as chairman and chief executive of Caesars World, and the company would remain headquartered in Century City under the deal.”
“Innoventor, Inc. recognized by U.S. Small Business Administration
By: By Linda H. Conway 06/03/2011
Innoventor, Inc., which was founded by MechSE alumnus Kent Schien, has been named ‘National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year’ by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Schien’s company was selected from among nine regional prime contractors to receive the award in recognition of the company’s outstanding service as a prime contractor of goods and services to the federal government.
The award was announced last week as part of the National Small Business Week celebration in Washington, D.C.
“The federal government put nearly $100 billion in federal contracts in the hands of small businesses last year,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. “Those small businesses–including the ones being honored today–are creating jobs and delivering innovative products and services to make America stronger. Today, we celebrate the achievements of small businesses as well as their partners and advocates in the federal contracting community.”
Innoventor is a design/build engineering firm founded in the basement of Schien’s home in 1996.
The company, located in St. Louis, MO, is the recipient of numerous previous awards.
Innoventor’s core competency is combining cross-industry experience and cutting edge technology to provide innovative solutions for a variety of customer demands. Its customers include the government, aerospace, military, automotive, commercial, industrial, agriculture, food and beverage, medical, pharmaceutical and power industries. It has been a prime contractor at Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia for the cesium-based master regulating clock, a precision instrument that regulates secondary clocks in complicated systems, for the E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post for the U.S. Air Force.
Schien, who received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1981, has continued to be actively involved with the department and the university. He is a past president of the MechSE Alumni Board and has, for many years, partnered with the department in helping to prepare its students for the real world. His company provides co-op and extern programs, as well as a number of scholarships and awards.”
Dec 3/13: Support. Boeing in Wichita, KS receives a $75.7 million firm-fixed-price contract modification, attached to the $1 billion E-4B “Product Service Integrator” deal (q.v. Dec 8/05).
They’ll provide support and spares, programmed depot maintenance, modifications, and related activities.
$24.5 million in FY 2014 operations and maintenance funds are committed immediately. The Pentagon said that work would be performed in Wichita, KS and is expected to be complete by Nov 30/14. That’s half-right. Wichita has traditionally been the E-4′s base of support, but Boeing announced their intent to close the plant in January 2012, and it’s still on schedule for closure in March 2014. E-4 work has been moved to Oklahoma City, OK and San Antonio, TX. The USAF Life Cycle Management Center/WLKLC at Tinker AFB, OK manages the contract (FA8106-06-D-0001, PO 0030). See also Wichita Eagle, “Boeing: Work from Defense contract won’t be done in Wichita”.
Dec 8/05: Support. Boeing in Wichita, KS receives a maximum $1 billion indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract fee to be the E-4B’s Product Support Integrator (PSI): a sole source, performance based effort to take care of logistics, maintenance, modernization, and engineering work, combining a number of separate contracts (CLS, ESS, MPS, & Block I) into one contract.
Boeing has supported the E-4 fleet of 4 modified Boeing 747 aircraft for 25 years now, offering contractor logistics support, engineering services and technical order support.
Solicitation began August 2005, and negotiations were complete December 2005. The indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract will have a 5-year basic period, plus 1 more 5-year option period, which would extend it to FY 2016. The Oklahoma City ALC at Tinker AFB, OK (FA8106-06-D-0001, announcement Feb 13/06).”
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
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