#2423: Clinton-Cameron Death-Bet Clocks – Marine Corps 8(a) Tor – Serco’s Spot-Fixed Princess Di
1. In 1994, David Cameron and Hillary Clinton allegedly launched a FVEY clock service to provide timing signals for remote (or online) assassinations from hedge-fund betting suites in the world’s top hotels (cf. Falcon 50 shoot down – Rwanda Genocide – Hôtel des Mille Collines).
2. By October 1996, former Marine Corps and alumnus of the American School in Paris, James Jones had allegedly equipped women-in-hedge-fund suites with the Navy’s onion router network (Tor) to bet on the times of death of any victim targeted by a FVEY 8(a) assassination team.
3. On 31 August 1997, Nicholas Soames, a fellow member of White’s (Betting) Club with David Cameron and then UK Minister of Defence, allegedly deployed the Marine Corps Tor so Serco 8(a) protégés – operating out of a suite in the Ritz Paris Hotel – could spot fix the time of Princess Diana’s death after a slow drive by ambulance to the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris.
Field McConnell invites the current Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford – Obama’s nominee Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – to show cause why he should not be indicted for Misprision of Treason, given McConnell’s unanswered challenge as described at the link below.
“Ambulance driver defends slow Diana journey
David Batty and agencies
Wednesday 14 November 200716.34 GMT
The ambulance carrying the dying Diana, Princess of Wales to hospital was deliberately driven slowly due to the severity of her injuries, an inquest heard today.
The ambulance driver told the inquest jury that the on board doctor ordered him to drive slowly in an attempt to save the princess’s life.
The account of the driver, Michel Massebeuf, contradicted claims that the journey to hospital through central Paris was prolonged as part of a conspiracy to kill Diana.
At the start of the inquest into Diana’s death, the coroner, Lord Justice Scott Baker, said questions had been raised as to why she was treated at the scene of the crash rather than being taken straight to hospital.
It has been claimed that rather than being taken to the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital where she died, Diana could have been treated at the Hotel-Dieu, which the ambulance passed on the way.
However, in a statement read to the jury today, Massebeuf, of the Service d’Aide Medicale d’Urgence (Samu), said he was told the Pitie-Salpetriere was ready to receive Diana but he was unable to set off until her condition was stable enough.
“Although I cannot say exactly when, we knew from very early on that there was a place available at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital, and that as soon as the patient’s condition allowed, I should make my way to that hospital,” he said.
The onboard doctor, Jean-Marc Martino, treated Diana at the scene for almost 40 minutes before the ambulance set off.
“The doctor instructed me to drive slowly because of the condition of the princess,” he said.
“We had an escort of several police motorcyclists which enabled us to travel under optimal conditions at 40 or 50km per hour (25-31mph), smoothly, and without having to stop for traffic.
“I should point out that driving slowly is a rule, the sole objective of which is to preserve a casualty where necessary.”
The court heard how the ambulance had to come to a complete stop a short distance from the hospital when Diana’s blood pressure dropped, prompting fears her heart would stop.
Massebeuf said: “In front of the Jardin des Plantes, the doctor asked me to stop. We stopped for about five minutes, in order for him to be able to provide treatment that required a complete absence of movement. We continued our journey without having to stop again.”
Earlier today a member of the medical team at Pitie-Salpetriere hospital that treated Diana said everything possible had been done to save her life. Daniel Eyraud said doctors agreed “by common consent” to abandon attempts to restart the princess’s heart after prolonged surgery to treat severe injuries she suffered in the car crash in Paris in 1997.
Diana’s inquest in London was told how staff at Paris’s Pitie-Salpetriere hospital carried out cardiac massage constantly as surgeons attempted to clamp a ruptured blood vessel next to her heart.
But after repeated electric shocks also failed to revive the princess, medical staff accepted that the battle to save her life had been lost.
Eyraud, an anaesthetist, said in a statement read to the jury: “We decided by common consent to stop heart massage as it was completely impossible to restore cardiac activity after such a long period of arrest. From that point, the princess was pronounced dead.”
He said he could not recall the exact time when the decision was taken but said staff had treated her for “a few hours”.
The jury was told Diana went into cardiac arrest at around 2.10am and was finally pronounced dead at 4am.
“I personally believe we did everything possible to save the princess with the appropriate means,” Eyraud said.”
“On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her friend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene; the bodyguard of Diana and Dodi, Trevor Rees-Jones, was the only survivor. Although the media blamed the paparazzi following the car, an 18-month French judicial investigation found that the crash was caused by Paul, who lost control of the car at high speed while drunk. Paul was the deputy head of security at the Hôtel Ritz and had earlier goaded the paparazzi waiting outside the hotel. His inebriation may have been exacerbated by anti-depressants and traces of a tranquilizing anti-psychotic in his body. The investigation concluded that the photographers were not near the Mercedes when it crashed.”
Diana, that SAS murder claim and why it may not be as mad as you think: 16 years on, the conspiracy theories won’t go away. Sue Reid, who’s studied all the evidence, has found tantalising new clues
By SUE REID FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
PUBLISHED: 22:13 GMT, 30 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 31 August 2013
The final, haunting photo of Princess Diana, taken on the night she died, shows her sitting with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed in the back of a Mercedes car as it roars away from the rear entrance of the Paris Ritz Hotel, heading for the couple’s secret love-nest near the Champs-Elysees.
Diana is twisting her head to peer out of the Mercedes’ rear window, anxiously looking to see if her car is being chased by the paparazzi who had besieged her and Dodi since their arrival in the French capital from a Mediterranean holiday eight hours earlier.
At the wheel is chauffeur Henri Paul. Dodi’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones is in the front passenger seat.
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The haunting last picture taken of Diana shows her peering out the rear window to look for paparazzi. Trevor Ress and chauffeur Henri Paul are also pictured
What happened over the next two minutes is central to a new probe by Scotland Yard into an astonishing claim from an SAS sniper, known as Soldier N, that members of his elite regiment assassinated Diana seconds after the Mercedes sped at 63mph into the notoriously dangerous Pont d’Alma road tunnel.
Many will dismiss Soldier N’s claims as yet another conspiracy theory. After all, millions of words have been written about Diana’s death at 12.20am on Sunday, August 31, 1997.
Two inquiries, by Scotland Yard and the French police, have found the deaths were a tragic accident.
An official inquest, which ended five years ago, came to the same conclusion.
The world was led to believe the blame lay with the grossly negligent driving of an intoxicated Mr Paul and the pursuing paparazzi.
But — however unlikely they may seem at first glance — I am convinced there is something in Soldier N’s claims.
Ever since Diana’s death at the age of 36, I have investigated forensically the events that led up to the crash and what happened afterwards.
I have spoken to eye-witnesses, French and British intelligence officers, SAS soldiers and to friends of Diana and Dodi. And I have interviewed the Brittany-based parents of the 41-year-old chauffeur Henri Paul. They told me, with tears in their eyes, that their son was not a heavy drinker: his chosen potion was a bottle of beer or the occasional Ricard, a liquorice-flavoured aperitif.
The fact is that too many of these accounts suggest that Diana’s death was no accident.
Diana in a hotel lift with Dodi Fayed. Sue Reid believes there may be some truth in he Soldier N’s claims
Crucially, my investigations show that the paparazzi who supposedly hounded Diana to her death were not even in the Pont d’Alma tunnel at the time of the car crash.
They also reveal how a high-powered black motorbike — which did not belong to any of the paparazzi — shot past Diana’s Mercedes in the tunnel.
Eyewitnesses say its rider and pillion passenger deliberately caused the car to crash.
In addition, my inquiries unearthed the existence of a shadowy SAS unit that answers to MI6, as well as the names of two MI6 officers who were linked by a number of sources to Diana’s death.
Could the Establishment really have turned Henri Paul and the paparazzi into scapegoats? Could there have been a skilful cover-up by people in powerful places to hide exactly what did happen?
There is little doubt that Diana, recently divorced from Prince Charles, was a thorn in the side of the Royal Family. Her romance with Dodi, though only six weeks old, was serious.
The Princess had given her lover her ‘most precious possession’ — a pair of her deceased father’s cufflinks — and phoned friends, saying she had a ‘big surprise’ for them when she returned from Paris.
Dodi had slipped out of the Ritz Hotel, as Diana was having her hair done, to collect a jewel-encrusted ring adorned with the words ‘Tell Me Yes’ from a swanky Paris jeweller. It came from a collection of engagement rings.
Rumours were circulating, too, that the Princess was pregnant. Photographs of her in a leopard-print swimsuit, on holiday in the South of France 14 days earlier, show an unmistakable bump around her waistline.
And, as the Mail revealed after Diana’s death, she had visited — in the strictest secrecy — a leading London hospital for a pregnancy scan just before that photo was snapped.
To add to the disquiet, the mother of a future King of England and head of the Church of England was threatening to move abroad with her Muslim boyfriend and take the royal Princes, William and Harry, with her.
Crash site: footage of Princess Diana on the night she died
Dodi had bought an estate, once owned by film star Julie Andrews, by the beach in Malibu, California, and shown Diana a video of it. He told her the sumptuous house was where they would spend their married life.
Ostracised by the Royal Family and stripped of her HRH title, Diana was said to be excited by the prospect.
Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, the multi-millionaire former owner of Harrods, insists Diana was pregnant by his son and preparing to tell the young Princes about her forthcoming marriage when she returned to Britain on September 1 — the day after the crash — before they went back to boarding school.
However far-fetched it sounds, all the Establishment concerns about Diana were genuine. But could this really have led to her assassination? And if so, how could it have been carried out?
These questions are partially answered by the compelling testimony of 14 independent eyewitnesses near the crash scene that night. They say Diana’s car was surrounded at the entrance to the Alma tunnel by a phalanx of cars and motorcycles, which sped after the Mercedes.
Conspiracy theories have long surrounded Diana’s death in Paris in 1997 despite the official finding that it was an accident caused by paparazzi photographers
The assumption has always been that the cars and bikes were carrying the paparazzi. By the Monday morning after the crash, outside the Alma tunnel, a huge message had appeared. ‘Killer paparazzi’ had been sprayed in gold paint on the walls.
No one, to this day, knows who put it there — or why they were not stopped by the French authorities from doing so.
Yet the paparazzi following Diana did not reach the Pont d’Alma tunnel until at least one minute after the crash, so they cannot be to blame.
Indeed, two years later they were cleared of manslaughter charges after the French state prosecutor said there was ‘insufficient evidence’ of their involvement in Diana’s death.
What happened is that the paparazzi had been deceived. In a clever ploy devised by Henri Paul, the Ritz had placed a decoy Mercedes at the front of the hotel to confuse the photographers, which allowed the lovers to slip out of the back door into a similar car.
The last picture of Diana peering from the rear window was taken by a France-based photographer who had seen through the ruse and was standing on the pavement by the hotel’s rear entrance watching as the ‘real’ Mercedes sped off.
The allegation that Princess Diana was murdered by the SAS is under investigation
Yet that Mercedes was definitely being hotly pursued when in the tunnel. The independent witnesses insist it was being followed not only by the black motorbike, but by two speeding cars, a dark saloon and a white turbo Fiat Uno.
There is no evidence to link these cars or the motorcycle to the paparazzi who had been waiting at the Ritz.
The saloon tail-gated the Mercedes, which made the chauffeur — thinking, wrongly, he was being pursued by paparazzi — drive even faster and more erratically. Meanwhile, the Uno accelerated, clipping the side of the Mercedes to push it to one side.
This maneuver allowed the black motorbike to speed past Diana’s car, with its two riders wearing helmets that hid their faces.
Witnesses claim that when the bike was about 15ft in front of the car, there was a fierce flash of white light from the motorbike. The suggestion is that this came from a laser beam carried by the pillion passenger and directed at the car.
The witnesses’ view is that the flash of light blinded Henri Paul temporarily. It was followed by a loud bang as the limousine swerved violently before slamming into the 13th pillar in the tunnel and being reduced to a mass of wrecked metal.
One of those eyewitnesses, a French harbour pilot driving ahead of the Mercedes through the tunnel, watched the scene in his rear-view mirror.
Chillingly, he recalls the black motorbike stopping after the crash and one of the riders jumping off the bike before going to peer in the Mercedes window at the passengers.
The rider, who kept his helmet on, then turned to his compatriot on the bike and gave a gesture used informally in the military (where both arms are crossed over the body and then thrown out straight to each side) to indicate ‘mission accomplished’.
Afterwards, he climbed back on the motorcycle, which raced off out of the tunnel. The riders on the bike, and the vehicle itself, have never been identified.
The harbour pilot, whose wife was with him in the car, has described the horrifying scenario as resembling a ‘terrorist attack’.
So, who could have been driving the bike and the other vehicles that did follow Diana’s car into the Alma tunnel that night?
Princess Diana and with Dodi Fayed (pictured together on the night they died) were killed alongside Henri Paul when the car crashed in a Paris tunnel
Could they really have been part of the plot to get rid of Diana and her lover — a plot orchestrated by MI6 or the SAS regiment, as the latest sensational claims suggest?
After Diana’s death, I received a nine-line note in the post containing the names of two MI6 men who have spent their entire careers working at the heart of the British Establishment, representing the Government as senior diplomats, whom I will call X and Y.
Written in blue felt-tip pen on a flimsy piece of paper ripped from an A4 exercise book, the note said: ‘If you are brave enough, dig deeper to learn about X and Y. Both MI6. Both were involved at the highest level in the murder of the Princess.’ It signed off with the words: ‘Good luck.’
Of course, an unsigned note does not provide firm evidence, or anything like it, that MI6 spies were operating in Paris that evening or were connected with Diana’s death.
Yet their names came up again when I received a call from a well-placed source within the intelligence services.
The families of Henri Paul and Dodi al Fayed (pictured with Princess Diana) have always believed there was a murder plot
He named the same two men, X and Y, who had overseen the ‘Paris operation’ and said the crash was designed to frighten Diana into halting her romance with Dodi because he was considered an unsuitable partner.
‘We hoped to break her arm or cause a minor injury,’ said my informant. ‘The operation was also overseen by a top MI6 officer known as the tall man, who is now retired and living on the Continent. He admits it went wrong. No one in MI6 wanted Diana to be killed.’
And this week the men’s names were mentioned again, this time by Moscow intelligence.
According to the author of a new book, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR, knew that X and Y were in Paris on the night Diana died. And after the car crash the SVR set out to find out why.
Gennady Sokolov, whose book The Kremlin vs The Windsors will be published next year, told me this week: ‘Of course our people were following your agents.
They were senior MI6 officers operating secretly in Paris that night, without the knowledge of even French counter-intelligence. They left again after she was dead.
‘Her relationship and possible marriage to Dodi was deeply worrying to senior royals in Britain. The Princess’s phone was constantly listened to and she was followed all the time.
‘After the crash, public opinion was deliberately led astray. Scapegoats were created, such as the paparazzi and the drunk driver. There was a dance around Henri Paul, saying he was an alcohol addict, a virtual kamikaze, who helped to destroy them all. It is total nonsense.
‘From the very beginning, it was clear to me it was not just an accident. My sources in the SVR and other Russian secret services are sure it was a very English murder.
‘They have talked to me about an SAS squad called The Increment, which is attached to MI6, being involved in the assassination.
‘These guys work on the top level without leaving a single trace, and — perhaps — one was on the motorbike following Diana’s car.’ But why did none of this extraordinary story come out at the inquest into Diana’s death, which should have been the final word on it?
It’s true that 14 tunnel witnesses were at least allowed to appear or send their testimonies. But much of their vital information was completely submerged by the sheer volume of evidence presented over the six months of the hearing.
We heard that chauffeur Henri Paul and Dodi Fayed were killed instantly; that the sole survivor was the bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, who suffered such devastating facial injuries he has no memory of events in the tunnel, and that with the pulmonary vein in her chest torn, Diana died nearly four hours later of heart failure and blood loss at Paris’s Pitie Salpetriere hospital.
But we also know that the inquest never unravelled the full truth. More than 170 important witnesses, including the doctor who embalmed Diana’s body (a process that camouflages pregnancy in post-mortem blood tests) were never called to the inquest.
One radiologist from Pitie Salpetriere hospital, who said that she had seen a small foetus of perhaps six to ten weeks in the Princess’s womb during an X-ray and a later sonogram of her body, was not questioned.
Diana with Dodi’s father, Mohammed Al Fayed, who has always said that she was pregnant
Instead, she was allowed by the judge heading the inquest, Lord Justice Scott Baker, to send a statement giving her current address in America and no more details.
Crucially, the hearing was cruelly unfair to chauffeur Henri Paul, who was vilified from the beginning.
On the day after the crash, French authorities insisted that he was an alcoholic and ‘drunk as a pig’ when he left the Ritz that night to drive the lovers to Dodi’s Paris apartment near the Champs-Elysees.
It has since emerged that the blood tests on Paul’s body had not been completed when they made the announcement to journalists.
Furthermore, the chauffeur had passed an intensive medical examination for flying lessons three days before the crash — his liver showed no sign of alcohol abuse.
A string of witnesses at the Ritz say Paul drank two shots of his favourite Ricard at the bar before taking to the wheel, which was confirmed by bar receipts at the hotel.
However, after a shambolic mix- up over his blood samples (deliberate or otherwise), it was pronounced by a medical expert at the inquest that Paul had downed ten of the aperitifs, was twice over the British driving limit and three times over the French one, when he drove the Mercedes that night.
Today is the 16th anniversary of Diana’s death and there are bunches of fresh flowers on the gilded gates leading to her London home, Kensington Palace. The flowers to commemorate the Princess may be fewer now, but there are still as many questions into her death as ever.”
The Hôtel des Mille Collines is a large hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. It became famous after 1,268 people took refuge inside the building during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The story of the hotel and its manager at that time, Paul Rusesabagina, was used as the basis of the film Hotel Rwanda.
The Belgian airline Sabena owned the hotel during the Genocide. According to the film, Rusesabagina bribed the Interahamwe militia with money and alcohol to keep them from killing the refugees in the hotel, and to obtain food and water. The United Nations mission, foreign governments, and the Rwandan Patriotic Front exerted pressure on the Rwandan government forces to ensure the safety of those trapped in the complex.
The four-star hotel continues to operate. It has 112 rooms, a bar, a café, three conference rooms, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and tennis courts.
In 2005, Sabena sold the Hôtel des Mille Collines to Mikcor Hotels Rwanda.
In July 2014, Kempinski Hotels took over management of the hotel, which is now known as the Hôtel des Mille Collines by Kempinski.
The hotel does not actually appear in the film Hotel Rwanda, which was largely shot in South Africa. The hotel does however appear in the 2005 HBO film Sometimes in April and the 2007 Canadian film Shake Hands with the Devil, which were shot on location in Rwanda. It also appears in “The State of Oklahoma”.”
“The ‘Five Eyes’, often abbreviated as “FVEY”, refer to an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
The origins of the FVEY can be traced back to World War II, when the Atlantic Charter was issued by the Allies to lay out their goals for a post-war world. During the course of the Cold War, the ECHELON surveillance system was initially developed by the FVEY to monitor the communications of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc, although it allegedly was later used to monitor billions of private communications worldwide.
In the late 1990s, the existence of ECHELON was disclosed to the public, triggering a major debate in theEuropean Parliament and, to a lesser extent, the United States Congress. As part of efforts in the ongoing War on Terror since 2001, the FVEY further expanded their surveillance capabilities, with much emphasis placed on monitoring the World Wide Web. The former NSA contractor Edward Snowden described the Five Eyes as a “supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn’t answer to the known laws of its own countries”.Documents leaked by Snowden in 2013 revealed that the FVEY have been spying on one another’s citizens and sharing the collected information with each other in order to circumvent restrictive domestic regulations on surveillance of citizens.
Despite the impact of Snowden’s disclosures, some experts in the intelligence community believe that no amount of global concern or outrage will affect the Five Eyes relationship, which to this day remains one of the most comprehensive known espionage alliances in history.”
“*CyberSecurity and the Law: Managing CyberRisk
As challenges related to cyber security emerge as an ever-greater priority in France and the United States, the French-American Foundation, with offices in the United States and France, will organize its second annual Cyber Security and the Law forum in Washington, D.C. in September 2015. The conference will focus on the changing dimensions of cyber threats and methods to mitigate liability exposure for cyber security breaches. The conference will provide a closed-door forum for a select group of senior European and American government officials, internationally-recognized security professionals, and business leaders to address questions concerning the management of cyber security risks, with a focus on identifying solutions to emerging threats.
In 2014, the French-American Foundation organized an inaugural forum on cyber security and the growing worldwide challenge of cyber crime.
Held under the patronage of INTERPOL and the French Minister of the Interior, this series of roundtable discussions brought together European and U.S. government officials, leaders of industry, and other internationally-recognized security professionals and experts for a targeted discussion on the subject. Featured speakers included:
AdmiralMichaelRogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
Jean-Paul Paloméros, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and Cyber Security Coordinator, National Security Council
Michael Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General
Rob Wainwright, Director, EUROPOL.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the £1.3 trillion hedge fund women
In their elegant ballgowns, they could be among the guests at any charity reception hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
By David Harrison and Claire Duffin
8:00AM BST 23 Oct 2011
In fact, these are some of the most powerful and influential individuals to have gathered at St James’s Palace. All leading figures in finance, they help to control assets totalling £1.3 trillion.
Left-to-right in photograph:
2) Amanda Pullinger. 45: Chief executive of Pullinger Management in New York. Executive director of 100WHF. Studied modern history at Oxford University where she was a contemporary of David Cameron. Originally from Solihull, has lived in New York for 24 years. Fan of Downton Abbey.
3) Effie Datson, 41: Head of foreign exchange and global macro prime brokerage for Deutsche Bank, which has managed assets of £480 billion. Previously worked at IKOS and Goldman Sachs. London Board Chair of 100WHF. Has a degree in social sciences and MBA, both from Harvard. Lives with husband Edwin, a venture capitalist, in a £1 million flat in Battersea, southwest London. Competes in triathlons.
4) Claire Smith, 48: Research analyst and partner with Albourne Partners, independent global advisers whose 200 clients worldwide have an estimated £145 billion invested in hedge funds. Works from home in Geneva.
5) Kathryn Graham, 39: Director of BT Pension Scheme Management in London, BT’s pensions advisory arm, the largest scheme in the UK at £34 billion. Has an MA in economics and mathematics from Edinburgh University. Trustee of hedge fund standards board in London.
6) Roxanne Mosley Sargent, 43: Previously co-head of sales and marketing at Armajaro Asset Management, formerly head of hedge fund capital group for Europe at Deutsche Bank. MBA from Harvard. Married with young children, lives in Notting Hill, west London.
7) Kristen Eshak Weldon, 33: Managing director of Blackstone Group International Partners which has £99 billion of managed assets. 100WHF London board member. Previously worked at JP Morgan. Studied at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Originally from Houston, Texas and now living in London. Likes designer fashion labels including Diane von Furstenberg, Max Mara and Donna Karan.
8) Natasha Sai, 35, a managing director with the banking giant Goldman Sachs, America’s 5th largest bank by revenue, which has £515 billion of managed assets. Lives in Hammersmith, west London. Featured in a 2001 Sky One series called The Real Sex in the City, about the lives of single girls in New York.
9) Sonia Gardner, 49: Moroccan-born president and co-founder, Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm with £12.5 billion of managed assets. Made a donation to Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate re-election campaign. Mrs Clinton’s daughter Chelsea joined Ms Gardner’s Avenue Capital Group in 2006. [Steering Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. out of bankruptcy protection; allegedly with the proceeds of online assassination betting!!!]
10) Stephanie Breslow: partner and co-head of the investment management group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, a New York law firm with an office in London. Lives in New York with husband and two stepchildren. Graduate of Columbia University School of Law. Is on the advisory board of the Columbia Law School’s Gender and Sexuality Centre.
11) Mindy Posoff, 51: Founder, Traversent Capital Partners, a consultancy for hedge funds and asset managers. Also managing director of Golden Seeds, dedicated to investing in young companies founded or led by women. Former director of Credit Suisse. Likes Queen Latifah, the American rapper.
12) Carol Kim: managing director, the Blackstone Group, based in Hong Kong. Previously based in New York as a Vice President in the Absolute Return Strategies Group at Lehman Brothers. 100WHF co-founder and board director. Has a BA in Urban and Economic Studies from the University of Toronto.
13) Mimi Drake, 42: President of Permit Capital Advisors, an independent investment advisory firm based in Philadelphia. Previously in magazine publishing. Has an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. Formerly Mimi Keller, she married Thomas Drake, a doctor, in 1996.
14) Kristin Fox, 47: Former journalist, founder and principal of FoxInspires consultancy. Chicago-based. A former news director of HedgeWorld. Owns 110 pairs of shoes and admits to a penchant for the creations of Mephisto, Icon and Stuart Weitzman.”
April 12, 2010 10:20 p.m. ET
A group of bondholders aligned with real-estate magnate Donald Trump won a victory over financier Carl Icahn Monday in a bid to control three casinos in Atlantic City that bear Mr. Trump’s name.
The use of the name had turned into something of a spat between the two high-profile investors.
“Serco – Procurement and Supply Chain
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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
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.
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A Supplier Code of Conduct is made available for suppliers to ensure that they know what is expected of them.”
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.”
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’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:
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.”