#2417: Dunford Waypoint Tor – Serco 8(a) Assassination Betting – Francophonie Flaperon Sting
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1. In 1999, Joseph Dunford, Obama’s nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former Marine Officer Instructor at the Jesuit College of the Holy Cross, allegedly began using Navy onion routers (Tor) to upload ad hoc waypoints into targeted aircraft through employees and guests of ITT Sheraton Hotels.
2. In 2014/5, assassins in hotel high-roller betting suites allegedly used Serco’s 8(a) cesium atomic clock and the Marine Corps Intranet to time MH Flight 370 through Vietnam’s IGARI waypoint to a waypoint near Diego Garcia where the BUAP appears to have extended the leading edge devices at 57 knots above the FLAP 1 MAX FLAP EXT airspeed of 255, i.e. 312 KIAS and ripped off the flaperon which has somehow drifted into a military laboratory in Toulouse, France, that specialises in plane crash investigations, with results expected the afternoon of August 5, 2015.
3. Field McConnell is notifying Marine Corps General Dunford that the route taken by the flaperon in the French military laboratory suggests hotel high rollers are victims of a sting by Serco’s Francophonie 8(a) companies where they have lost money gambling on the time of deaths of the passengers of MH 370 but they now risk charges of murder for hire if they reveal the alleged CAT III landing of MH370 at a torture/rendition center on Diego Garcia.
Field McConnell invites readers to refer to his Open Letter to General Joseph Dunford – Treason Against the United States – 18 U.S. Code § 2382 – Misprision of Treason – Government Drug Running – USMC Col. James Sabow’s Assassination – US Military Members Are Being Threatened:
“Suspected wing of MH370 arrives in France for tests
Wreckage washed up on island in Indian Ocean to be analysed, raising hopes of solving mystery of missing Malaysian jet.
01 Aug 2015 09:49 GMT
A piece of debris, believed to be the section of an aircraft wing, and which could help discover the fate of missing Malaysian flight MH370, has arrived in France.
The wreckage, discovered on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, will be delivered on Saturday to a military unit near the southwest city of Toulouse which specialises in analysing aviation debris.
Experts hope the barnacled 2 to 2.5 metres long wing surface, known as a flaperon, as well as a fragment of luggage, could yield clues as to the fate of the Malaysia Airlines flight which vanished without trace in March 2014.
There were 239 passengers and crew on board, and some families of the victims are demanding further compensation from the airline.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told the Reuters news agency in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday that additional Malaysian officials were headed to Reunion, to look for more debris, and others would go to France.
“If the flaperon does belong to MH370 it is actually in accordance with the drift pattern seen in the Southern Indian Ocean,” he said.
“But we do not want to speculate. We will wait for verification from the French authorities.”
“Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Lai Xuan Thanh, told reporters that the information was misleading and there was no evidence on the airplane entering Vietnam’s fly zone: “The plane went off radar before passing Vietnam’s Igari navigational waypoint. Air traffic controllers from both sides coordinated the transfer time of 17:22 but the airplane lost its radar signal on Ho Chi Minh Air Control Center at 17:20:43. Transfer was not completed because the crew did not have any contact with Ho Chi Minh ACC. Malaysia aviation authority also noted the final radar signal by the airplane was before 17:22, where it was on Singapore’s flight information region and authorized by Singapore to Malaysia’s administration. Vietnam has not received and navigated the airplane.” Commenting on Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation’s allegation that Vietnam was 12 minutes late in communicating the radar signal loss, Mr. Thanh said it did not affect the searching effort because Malaysia only began searching effort 4 hours later than official communication from Ho Chi Minh ACC.”
“US official admits to UK role in rendition to Diego Garcia
By Jean Shaoul
9 February 2015
A senior official from the Bush administration has admitted that the then Labour British government was complicit in the CIA‘s extraordinary rendition, interrogation and torture. Britain colluded in the use of the British overseas territory of Diego Garcia by the US for its criminal activities.
The admission flatly contradicts the lies and evasions of the British government. Over a period of years, the Labour government—whose first Foreign Secretary Robin Cook famously boasted that Britain would pursue an “ethical foreign policy”—including former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, denied any involvement on no less than 54 occasions.
The lies started to unravel in 2008, when then Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband said that information had “just come to light” that Diego Garcia had been used as a refuelling stop for extraordinary rendition flights on just two occasions in 2002. He still denied that any detainees had ever set foot on the island, which is leased to the US.
Since then, Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has continued the lies, claiming that Britain was not involved in the rendition program. The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has issued statements that fell apart within days, refused to provide any meaningful answers to Freedom of Information requests from human rights organisations or the media, and resisted any public inquiry into the UK’s role in the horrific crimes of US imperialism.
Shortly after taking office in 2010, Cameron promised an independent inquiry into the issue. But in 2013 he reneged on that pledge in favour of a toothless inquiry by the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee that can be relied on to whitewash the government’s role when it eventually publishes its report.
The claims by Lawrence Wilkerson, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff between 2002 and 2005, add to the growing pressure on the British government to come clean on its involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme, global network of secret prisons and criminality. This includes kidnapping, illegal detention for years under the most inhumane conditions, torture, water boarding, sexual assault, sleep deprivation, forcing inmates to stand on broken limbs, and murder, for which no officials have stood trial.
Wilkerson’s claims—along with other evidence—could pave the way for a flood of litigation against the government. Last July, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland had actively assisted the CIA’s European “black sites” program.
Wilkerson’s information came from four well-placed CIA and intelligence sources, including a veteran of the renditions programme and an official who was “very much plugged in to what was going on at the CIA.” After he retired, he said Diego Garcia was known as a place to get things done “out of the limelight.”
While there was no permanent detention facility there, it was used as a transit location when other places were full, insecure or unavailable. “So you might have a case where you simply go in and use a facility at Diego Garcia for a month, or two weeks, or whatever, and you do your nefarious activitiesthere.” [emphasis added]
He added that the British authorities must have been aware of what was going on, saying, “It’s difficult for me to think that we could do anything there of any duration to speak of without the British knowing—at least the British on the island—knowing what we were doing.” Furthermore, “A general theme I heard was that the British were very cooperative with everything.”
This is very similar to statements by Michael Blyth, a British Royal Marine, who was head of security on Diego Garcia in 2001-2002. He said in testimony to the High Court that while a permanent site was ruled out, the possibility of using the island “for the purpose of prisoner transfers and/or detention was raised occasionally … by US officials.”
The UN former special envoy on torture, Manfred Nowak, stated in 2008 that he had been told detainees were held on Diego Garcia in 2002 and 2003. Barry McCaffrey, a retired four-star US general, also said that detainees were held on Diego Garcia, but later retracted his claim.
Swiss senator Dick Marty, who led a Council of Europe investigation into the CIA’s use of European territory and air space, said that the island had been used and that some CIA officers had helped him during his investigation.
Time magazine cited a regional intelligence officer saying that a suspected Al Qaeda terrorist known as Hambali, believed to have been involved in the 2002 Bali bombing in which 202 people died, was taken to Diego Garcia and interrogated following his capture in August 2003.
Abdel Hakim Belhaj is a Libyan dissident opposed to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who is suing the British government and three officials for “extraordinary rendition” via Diego Garcia, where his aircraft refuelled, to Libya in 2004. His lawyers have cited documents found in abandoned government offices in Tripoli after the 2011 NATO-led invasion of Libya to topple the Gaddafi regime and install a puppet government.
A letter from the senior MI6 officer, Sir Mark Allen, to Libya’s intelligence chief Musa Kusa, shows that thanks to help from British intelligence, the CIA planned to use Diego Garcia as a stopover for rendering him and his pregnant wife to be tortured in Libya. Belhaj claims that during his more than four years in a Libyan prison he was interrogated by US and British intelligence agents.
While it has been known for decades that Diego Garcia has some kind of US detention facility, the British government turned down an informal request from the US in 2001 to use it for a Guantanamo-type facility to hold hundreds of suspected “terrorist” prisoners from Afghanistan. The official UK government position is that it never gave the US explicit permission to use the island for its rendition, detention and torture program.
Successive British governments have sought to cover up what was going on.
To cite but one of the most damaging examples: Last July, when asked in parliament about the records of flights to and from the island, Conservative Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds claimed the records were “incomplete due to water damage” in June 2014. A week later, he said the “previously wet paper records have been dried out… no flight records have been lost as a result of the water damage.”
But in September, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee was told that the papers had been “damaged [by water] to the point of no longer being useful.”
Ministers refused to answer questions raised in parliament over whether the US had sought permission to use Diego Garcia for Belhaj and his wife’s rendition to Libya.
Last August, David Miliband implied that further evidence could well emerge—and as a former Labour Foreign Secretary, he is in a position to know.
In December, it was revealed that Britain had made repeated requests that its role be struck out from the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its report into torture by the CIA, itself only a summary of a 6,700-page classified report. In the event, the CIA and the Obama administration insisted that all references to the participation of other governments were omitted.”
“1998 In January, Starwood Lodging completes the acquisition of Westin Hotels & Resorts. With the completion of the purchase, Starwood is renamed Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In February, Starwood completes the acquisition of ITT Sheraton Corporation. Starwood’s portfolio now includes more than 650 hotels and resorts in more than 70 countries worldwide.
The first W Hotel opens in December in New York City. Designed to offer the personality and individuality of an independent, one-of-a-kind hotel – while guaranteeing the reliability and superior level of amenities and services travelers desire – the W brand adds style and personality to the industry.
1999 Starwood acquires Vistana, Inc., a vacation ownership company, to establish an immediate presence in the growing vacation ownership market. It later becomes Starwood Vacation Ownership, one of the most profitable segments of the company.
Starwood launches Starwood Preferred Guest to reward and recognize frequent travelers. The program makes headlines with its policy of no blackout dates and no capacity controls – both industry firsts.
Three of our brands make big news in 1999. Westin Hotels & Resorts introduces the Heavenly Bed®, featuring a pillow-top mattress, down comforter and luxurious, all-white bed linens. It is an immediate success. The St. Regis brand grows from one hotel in New York City to six hotels all named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold” list for 1999. The Four Points by Sheraton brand opens its 100th hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Santa Monica in California.
2001 In 2001 Starwood is recognized by major players in the travel industry. Starwood is named the World’s Leading Hotel Group at the Eighth Annual World Travel Awards. And Starwood Preferred Guest is voted Program of the Year for the second consecutive year during the 13thAnnual Freddie Awards (since renamed the Frequent Traveler Awards), one of the most prestigious honors in the travel industry.
Westin Hotels & Resorts introduces the Heavenly Bath® in North American hotels, offering guests a temptation to leave the Heavenly Bed in the morning. Starwood introduces the Westin Heavenly Crib®and the Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Crib in North America.”
“Trump Plaza was a hotel and casino located on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Designed by architect Martin Stern, Jr., it was opened in 1984 and was owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. It was closed permanently on September 16, 2014.
“Each year billions of dollars of illegal gambling takes place in New Jersey. Illegal gambling operations range from employees who make money on office sports betting pools to online poker websites to multi-million dollar enterprises run by organized criminals. Despite the availability of legal gambling in New Jersey, studies have shown that illegal gambling persists because it offers options that are not available legally (e.g., casino gambling outside of Atlantic City), and because some gamblers prefer using a bookmaker who they personally know. State law does not punish players, but a person operating an illegal gambling enterprise, or possessing equipment or records used for illegal gambling can face up to 5 years imprisonment depending on the quantity and size of the bets. However, illegal gambling arrests are rare in New Jersey, and there is presumption of non-incarceration for first-time offenders.”
“Serco – Procurement and Supply Chain
The nature of our business means that we have relationships with a large number of suppliers across our operations. We recognise the importance of these relationships in achieving our business goals.
We apply a consistent procurement process to the selection and use of suppliers. This ensures that we comply with laws and regulations and other requirements applicable to the locations where we operate. It also means that we get maximum value from our spend, whilst meeting customer requirements.
We work collaboratively to deliver sustainable value; maintain the integrity of our procurement process; and drive continuous improvements. To achieve this we apply a consistent procurement process in selecting and using suppliers, so that we:
– manage business and financial risk, derive maximum value from our spend , through appropriate procurement strategies and supplier selection criteria, such as low cost, technically acceptable or best overall value, whilst mitigating risks to business and customer objectives and meeting our customer service requirements
– work collaboratively across all Serco’s Divisions and with suppliers to maximise and deliver sustainable value to Serco, maintain the integrity of our procurement process and drive continuous improvements
– comply with laws and regulations and other requirements applicable to the locations in which we operate our business
– reflect our ethical standards and code of conduct throughout our supply chain and ensure that sourcing initiatives are fair and ethical to both Serco and the participating suppliers consider social and environmental and other factors important to our clients and the communities within which we operate in the supply chain
Small firms, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and ethnic minority businesses are part of Serco’s supply chain. We work with Minority Supplier Development organisations where available to encourage diverse suppliers to participate in our procurement processes on a local basis.
All procurement activity is governed by the Serco Group plc Delegated Approval Authorities. Each Division has a Divisional Procurement and Supply Chain Lead to support effective sourcing and negotiating strategies.
A Procurement and Supply Chain Executive Board oversees the implementation of Procurement and Supply Chain strategy.
Sustainable procurement is our commitment to achieve value for money on a whole life basis in a way that delivers tangible social, environmental and economic outcomes. We expect our suppliers to meet a set of sustainable procurement standards. These are considered when reviewing the overall suitability and performance of suppliers.
Our commitments and required standards are defined in our policy statement and supporting Group Standard.
A Supplier Code of Conduct is made available for suppliers to ensure that they know what is expected of them.”
“Serco Receives “Supplier of the Year” from Boeing for Enterprise Architecture Expertise
RESTON, VIRGINIA – 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 www.serco-na.com.”
“Obama Elevates SBA to Cabinet-Level Agency
Small Business Editor
Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 2:53 PM ETCNBC.com
President Barack Obama today announced that the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Karen Mills, will be the newest cabinet member.
He made the announcement that the SBA would become a cabinet-level agency in front of small-business owners at the White House. The head of the SBA was a cabinet-level position under the Clinton Administration.
The announcement was part of a larger proposal that would combine the SBA with five other government agencies that focus on business and trade.
Those organizations include the Commerce Department’s core business and trade functions; the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; the Export-Import Bank; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and the Trade and Development Agency.
These agencies combined would, according to Obama, create a more efficient climate for business development and entrepreneurship. In addition, according to AP, the merger would save the federal government $3 billion over 10 years by eliminating duplicate costs and human resources.
Barry Sloane, CEO of the Small Business Authority, applauded the move. “I think it’s constructive for two reasons,” he told CNBC.com. “By doing this, Obama is making a statement that small business is important. And, he’s making good on his promise of reducing overlapping agencies, which will reduce government spending.”
The proposal to merge the agencies must be approved by Congress. If the merger is approved, the SBA would no longer be in the cabinet.
Sloane the SBA has been an engine for recovery from the recession. “Under the Obama Recovery Act, he increased loan size from the SBA from $2 million to $5 million, and increased the amount of government guarantee on those loans, which has been helpful to business owners. This proposal is another acknowledgment of the importance of small business.”
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) said in a statement today that “I look forward to examining the [proposed merger] further, and I hope the President will work very closely with Congress before finalizing any changes.”
While he was non-committal on whether he would vote to approve the changes, he said: “Decreasing the size of government and reducing bureaucracy is something that I support in principle, however, it is important that any effort to make significant changes to federal commerce and trade programs be done carefully, and in a way that protects America’s small businesses.”
“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 8 January 2015 .. During that period under Serco’s management and leadership.. .. NPL’s caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency [GPS remote assassination betting] trading in the City through NPLTime.”
“Serco’s Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals.” http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100515p.pdf
“Base One Technologies – Corporate Strategy – We are a Government Certified Women-Owned Business
We practice Diversity Recruitment and Staffing for IT positions
Base One was founded in 1994 by a women engineer who had made a career in technology research for many years. Base One has been very successful in focusing on diversity recruiting and staffing for IT projects. It has been our experience that the greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution. As in any field the more diverse the viewpoint the more thorough your analysis. Our engineers can think out of the box.
Because of our affiliations we have access to pools of resources among more diverse groups & individuals. We work with a large pool of minority professionals who specialize in IT skills. We are able to have access to these resources through our status as a D/MWBD firm and our affiliations. These affiliations assist us in working with resources among more diverse groups & individuals.
We are also partnered with firms that are 8A certified as Minority firms, Disabled Veteran firms, Native American firms, Vietnam veteran firms, women owned firms.
Our hub zone location keeps us close to the professional organizations of great diversity. We are active in recruiting from and networking with these community organizations of local IT professionals. This has given us access to a large pool of diversity talent.
Base One’s staff of engineers are a diverse group of professionals. This diverse network of engineers helps us to branch out to other engineers and creates an even larger network of resources for us to work with.
The greater the diversity the more complete & thorough the analysis. The broader the spectrum of points of view the broader the scope of the analysis. We feel that a diverse team gives us a greater advantage in creating cutting edge solutions. To that end we will continue to nurture these relationships to further extend our talent pool.
The greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution.
The more diverse the viewpoint, the more thorough the analysis.
The more diverse our team, the more our engineers can think out of the box.
This is why Base One Technologies concentrates on diversity recruitment in the belief that a diverse team gives us a greater advantage in creating cutting edge solutions.”
Information Security Planning is the process whereby an organization seeks to protect its operations and assets from data theft or computer hackers that seek to obtain unauthorized information or sabotage business operations.
Key Clients Benefiting From Our Information Security Expertise: Pentagon Renovation Program, FAA, Citigroup, MCI.
Base One technologies
Expertly researches, designs, and develops information security policies that protect your data and manage your firm’s information technology risk at levels acceptable to your business.
Performs architectural assessments and conducts both internal and external penetration testing. The results of these efforts culminate in an extensive risk analysis and vulnerabilities report.
Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter measures such as honey-pots and evidence logging and incident documentation processes and solutions.”
“The 8(a) Business Development Program assists in the development of small businesses owned and operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, such as women and minorities. The following ethnic groups are classified as eligible: Black Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal). In 2011, the SBA, along with the FBI and the IRS, uncovered a massive scheme to defraud this program. Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working in concert with an employee of Alaska Native Corporation Eyak Technology LLC allegedly submitted fraudulent bills to the program, totaling over 20 million dollars, and kept the money for their own use. It also alleged that the group planned to steer a further 780 million dollars towards their favored contractor.”
“On October 6, 2000, the NMCI contract was awarded to Electronic Data Systems (EDS), now HP Enterprise Services (HP). Secretary of the Navy Gordon England summed up the Navy’s IT Environment prior to the commencement of NMCI: “We basically had 28 separate commands budgeting, developing, licensing, and operating IT autonomously. It was inefficient and from the larger Department perspective, produced results that were far from optimal.”
NMCI consolidated roughly 6,000 networks—some of which could not e-mail, let alone collaborate with each other—into a single integrated and secure IT environment. HP updated more than 100,000 desktop and laptop PCs in 2007. The program also consolidated an ad hoc network of more than 8,000 applications to 500 in four years and 15,003 logistics and readiness systems to 2,759 over a two-year period.
Sub-contractors to HP include:
Apple Inc., Cisco, Dell, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec
Harris Corporation (which acquired Multimax formerly known as Netco Government Services and WAM!NET), which provided enterprise network infrastructure design and support until its contract expired in 2014.
Verizon, which provides wide area network (WAN) connectivity.
HP also provides the security services once provided by Raytheon.
“HP also has worked with more than 400 small businesses, with 5 percent for small disadvantaged businesses, 5 percent for women-owned small businesses and 1.5 percent for HUBZone small businesses. Since its inception, NMCI has exceeded the minimum 40% small business objective set for the contract.
The Department of the Navy has shown no desire to scale back or cancel the program. On 24 March 2006 the Navy exercised its three-year, $3 billion option to extend the contract through September 2010.
In April 2006, users began to log on with Common Access Cards (CACs), a smartcard-based logon system called the Cryptographic Log On (CLO). In October 2008, NMCI’s prime contractor HP posted a set of procedures so Apple Mac users can access NMCI’s public-facing Web services, such as the e-mail and calendar functions, using their CAC readers with their Macs. The workaround also works with other Defense Department CAC-enabled networks. Alternatively, NMCI and all other CAC-authenicated DoD websites may be accessed using LPS-Public.”
“Government still paying G4S and Serco millions for tagging despite ban Alan Travis Home affairs editor
Thursday 25 June 2015 00.01 BST
The Ministry of Justice is still paying security firms G4S and Serco millions of pounds every month for supplying electronic tagging equipment, more than a year after both companies were barred from running the contract.
Both companies faced criminal investigations by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations of overcharging that led to them repaying nearly £180m.
The continuing monthly payments to the two companies were uncovered by an analysis of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies which shows that G4S was paid a total of £8.7m between March 2014 – when it lost the tagging contract – and February 2015. Serco was paid £4.5m over the same period.
The electronic monitoring tags are used to enforce curfews on more than 100,000 offenders each year. The outsourcing giant Capita took over the contract on an interim basis in April last year.
In July 2014, Capita and three other companies were named as the winners of a £265m six-year contract to supply the next generation of satellite tracking tags, which would allow dangerous and repeat offenders to be monitored around the clock.”
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