Kelly 161: EU TRUMP For Serco’s Israel Demon Fires, CAI Paddock SACEUR Junkets, Wilbur 8(a) Cat Bond Greeks
General John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20528
Open letter from the Cloud Centric Crime Scene Investigators of Abel Danger
December 13, 2017
Dear General Kelly:
Please accept Brief 161 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – on EU TRUMP program funding allegedly used by Serco and Israel Aircraft Industry (IAI) to track arsonists, saboteurs and sexual deviants (including pedophiles) on the federal bridge certification authority network with Demon face recognition software through to digital-fires or dark-web attacks on climate-change deniers and their leaders in EU-enemy states.
McConnell believes that Serco shareholders used the “Demon Bridge” to track the late Stephen Paddock, a former USPS letter carrier and auditor of the IRS, DOD and a Lockheed Martin predecessor-company; the late Gen. John Shalikashvili, 10th Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) and a former Boeing Company director; and CAI Private Equity Group investors including the late Gen. Alexander Haig, 7th SACEUR; Joseph Melone, a former President of AXA Equitable Companies and the late David Culver, former Alcan CEO, through elite-hotel junket rooms where the “players” could bet on times of deaths or body counts during the decoy-and-drone maneuvers of the Global Guardian war games on 9/11.
McConnell claims that Serco‘s digital-fires instructors used IAI dark-web devices on the federal bridge to remotely ignite SABOT* incendiary bombs and destroy evidence of a CAI junket-room operation on the 25th floor of the Salomon Brothers Building (WTC7) in New York from where DOD, CIA and IRS agents allegedly laundered money through Standard Chartered Bank’s networks in Macau and the two floors it shared with Salomon and two floors with the Secret Service and the Securities & Exchange Commission.
SABOT* – Incendiary bombs allegedly used on 9/11 to demolish the Salomon Brothers building (WTC7) with dual-use patented insulation devices from Alcan, Boeing and Otis (UTC).
McConnell believes Serco shareholders equipped the Greek Life associates of Serco‘s former investment banker at N M Rothschild & Sons, Wilbur Ross (Kappa Beta Phi), and Bill Clinton (Phi Beta Kappa), with keys needed to access IAI drones and 8(a)** mentor-protégé companies on the federal bridge and allowed the ‘Elite Greeks’ to trigger lucrative cat bonds during the ‘first live-broadcast mass snuff film in human history‘ on 9/11.
8(a)** – Serco‘s 8(a) protégé Base One Technologies (Fd. NYC Feb 15, 1994; Secretary of State File #1795583) allegedly procured junket-room keys to the Demon Bridge for the cat-bond frauds of 9/11.
Call Field McConnell for a briefing on why the Five Eyes countries must help the United Kingdom with BREXIT and must recognize Serco and the CAI Private Equity Group as a combined racketeering-influenced and corrupt organization (RICO) allegedly engaged in ongoing digital-fires attacks on EU enemy states, 8(a) loan sharking, money laundering, junket-room blackmail, child pornography, cat-bond fraud and murder for hire.
CAI SACEUR, the late General Alexander Haig, allegedly built an IAI surveillance bridge for EU war games and Serco digital fires
Wargame: European Escalation, Impressions
The Truth About The EU “BREXIT” Illuminati, Rothschild.
9/11 – IRS, DOD & CIA shared the 25th floor of World Trade Center 7 – “One World Trade Center”
ENHANCED VERSION: News Reports WTC7 Fell Before It Happens!
Media Coverage of Starnet Raid – August 20, 1999
Las Vegas shooting: Moment police burst into gunman’s room – BBC News
MACAU CASINOS & their strong links to organised crime – ABC 4 Corners – Sep 2014
SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note agents for Northern Trust and the Teachers (TIAA) Pension Fund would have met with agents of the government of Saudi Arabia on the 47th floor of WTC 1 on 9/11]
P O Box 39
Plum City WI 54761″
“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – [Marine Corps Base] Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”
“Sanchez, A. (2013). Gamification in the Govt. Panel hosted by Serco, Washington, DC.”
“SERCO: ‘The biggest company you’ve never heard of’
JULY 7, 2013 BY 21WIRE
21st Century Wire says…
As politicians asset-strip the public’s portfolio of properties, infrastructure and services, one multinational corporation has grown as a result – and its scope and reach may shock many people who have not been paying attention.
All around the globe, our governments are busy outsourcing public-sector services like health, education, police, prisons, money delivery and military – to the esteemed private sector. It’s sold to the public as a solution to avoiding higher taxes, while retaining better services. But it’s simply an accountancy shell game, where the government kicks the can down the road by spreading the bill to the taxpayer over a longer period of time, in order to avoid any large upfront payments – all the while, allowing a private corporation to extend its influence over society. This, by definition, is fascism.
They are called SERCO, and they run countries…
As well as thanking God for his success, CEO Chris Hyman is a Pentecostal Christian who has released a gospel album in America and fasts every Tuesday. Coincidentally he was in the World Trade Centre on 9/11 on the 47th floor addressing shareholders [including representatives of the three underwriters of the SBA 8(a) debenture and liquidation programs – JPMorgan Chase & Co., Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs – AXA (Henri de Castries?), the British and Saudi Arabian governments and the Teachers’ pension fund (TIAA)].
“Saturday, December 04, 2010 Building 7 was Emptied of Tenants in Advance of 9/11
After the total loss of its headquarters in Building 7 of the World Trade Center, from the surprise attack by Muslim terrorists on September 11th, the 2,500 employees of Citibank’s Soloman, Smith, Barney unit housed there were back-filled into existing corporate offices located elsewhere.
It can’t be understand precisely which floors make up the lease-able space even. The FEMA list has the top two penthouse floors indicated as mechanical spaces, while the NIST document has Soloman occupying at least some portion of those floors.
In contrast, a commercial real estate organization called the CoStar Group was the source for the first tenant’s lists distributed by the media, like one maintained by CNN. It has far better information on the leasing arrangements, including a square-footage allocation for each company.
There we find that the third-largest block-holder of space in Building 7 is the Standard Chartered Bank, listed as sharing two floors with Salomon, and two other floors with the Secret Service and the Securities & Exchange Commission. Subsequent newspaper articles informed us that the Standard Charter bank was actually a CIA-ran business front.
So it would appear that personal enterprise has become inextricably mixed up with a privatized public good. And for those of us on the outside, it’s troubling to see this scrim, which hides the interplay between a powerful investment banking house, and the regulatory agencies, and secretive governmental intelligence networks, that mean to monitor and inform it.
Off the CoStar list, we can infer that each floor of Building 7 has about 45,000 square feet of rentable space, so we can divide Soloman’s block of 1,202,900 square feet and determine that the bank occupied 26 full floors. The other allotments add up to 750,800 square feet, which make for an additional 16 floors in the building—or 42 fully tenantable floors, This establishes a 4-to-7 occupancy ratio for Soloman to the other users.”
“Standard Chartered – the banality of evil
ON AUGUST 6, 2012
BY PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON IN UNCATEGORIZED
Standard Chartered has always been one of banking’s also-rans, unglamorous, plodding and banal. Citibank without the excitement. But perhaps we should have paid attention when it appointed a former High Sheriff of Nottingham as its chairman in 2009. Sir John Peace now sits atop an enterprise whose alleged criminality would have delighted King John.
StanChart’s alleged plan was simple: take the dirtiest money around and clean it up for profit. $250 billion of sanctioned Iranian cash was pushed through StanChart’s US accounts over the past decade in what the New York State Department of Financial Services called “willful and egregious violations of law”.
Now the investigators are examining evidence suggesting StanChart was pulling the same trick with money from similarly sanctioned regimes: Libya, Sudan and Myanmar.
It is well worth glancing through the official statement about StanChart’s activities.
It alleges that the company’s senior executives were well aware of what was going on – certainly at the Group Executive Director level – and chose to press ahead. In 2006 the then CEO of the Americas emailed his bosses in London to warn of the risk of “very serious or even catastrophic reputational damage to the Group.” He was allegedly told: “You fucking Americans. Who are you tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians?”
And so it came to pass. StanChart systematically cleared dollars for Iranian clients, scrubbing away evidence of the origins of the money. This was how they would grow their Iranian business – by ignoring regulations which got in the way. StanChart’s lawyers and senior executives are said to have done this in full knowledge that they were breaking the law.
No grey areas here. No complex derivatives or murky LIBOR-fixing. None of the seedy brilliance of Goldman Sachs. This was no different from Tony Soprano running the Bada Bing strip club to launder his mob money.
If I were Peter Sands, the chief executive of StanChart, or indeed any of the senior executives or board members, I’d be ensuring quick passage away from the long arm of US extradition law. If he did know about the laundering, he’s a crook. If he didn’t, he was negligent and an awful judge of the character of those he managed.
The maximum penalty for what StanChart appears to have been up to is double the amount of money laundered, which would sink the bank, and or up to 20 years in prison.
Adair Turner, the current head of Britain’s Financial Services Authority served as a non-executive director at StanChart from 2000-2008, when the alleged criminal activity was well under way. Could this end his chances of being the next Governor of the Bank of England?
What’s important to recognize here is that this isn’t your common or garden financial crisis malfeasance. This isn’t LIBOR fixing, or the sale of dodgy credit instruments to Germans who should have known better. These charges, if true, are flat out criminality. Old fashioned, Swiss-banker style concealment on behalf of some of the world’s nastiest ne’er do wells, executed by a second-rate bank desperate to increase revenues and profits whatever the means.
StanChart stands accused of knowingly offering financial services to leading citizens in some of the most appallingly run countries in the world. They made money by encouraging the imprisonment of dissidents, the repression of women, religious intolerance, and if the Sudan charges are true, genocide.
None of this is mentioned in its brand and values statement:
“By doing things the right way, we can support our customers and clients while having a positive impact on the wider economy.”
Peter Sands has been portrayed as the good man of British banking. A former diplomat and management consultant, he guided his bank through the financial crisis without need for a bail-out, and even helped the British government come up with a solution to bailing out RBS, HBOS and Lloyds.
In an interview with the London Evening Standard last year, his novelist wife, Betsy Tobin, defended him: “If there’s a sweet spot in banking, Peter’s in it. Yes, he’s the good banker, the one who has run a profitable bank throughout the past few years and didn’t take government money, and indeed helped the government out when they needed it.”
Sands even gave his 2010 bonus of £2 million to charity.
He may want it back to help with his legal bills.”
“IAI is a world leader in both the defense and commercial markets, delivering state-of-the-art technologies and systems in all domains: air, space, land, sea, cyber, homeland security and ISR. .. IAI offers a holistic approach to cyber security that provides defense forces, governments, critical infrastructures and large enterprises with end-to-end cyber security & monitoring tools. IAI’s cyber solution addresses all operational levels: intelligence, protection, monitoring, identification and accessibility. IAI’s broad suite of cyber intelligence products covers the modern cyber realm (social media, cloud based services, open web and the dark-web), the cellular realm (global cellular location, native interception and geolocation of 2G, 3G and 4G communication) and COMINT (interception and production of microwave, satellite, and tactical COMINT – HF, VHF & UHF – communication) .. IAI designs and manufactures business jets, primary aerostructures and landing gear, servo control and actuator systems for major international OEMs, providing the full spectrum of services from design, integration, testing, and certification, to manufacture, marketing and product support. IAI is also a recognized, global leader for aircraft passenger to cargo conversion with over 40 years of experience and more than 200 converted aircraft delivered. IAI develops its own STC (“BDSF”) for a range of aircraft cargo conversions, for both commercial and military markets. IAI serves as an expert, one-stop-shop for commercial aircraft, with full maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, engines and components. President & CEO: Mr. Joseph Weiss. For further information please contact: email@example.com”
“TRUMP: Trial Usability Maturity Process … EU-funded trial application of user-centred design methods developed in previous research projects (INUSE and RESPECT) .. Serco: apply the methods … Lloyds Register: Usability Maturity Assessment .. Inland Revenue/EDS – IT for 60,000 staff Inland Revenue/EDS – … Israel Aircraft Industries – aerospace systems .. ©2000 Serco Ltd. Reproduction permitted provided the source is acknowledged … Israel Aircraft Industry … Selected a windows-based application for the trial … Ground-based mission planning system … Allows the pilot or ground staff to plan the route to be taken … Current development process .. Requirements and design by pilots .. No documented process .. Implementation by programmers … Software engineering methodology”
“Serco Games Research becomes PlayableGames
Friday 3 July 2009
Serco Games Research continues to pioneer usability testing in gaming, and has now rebranded as PlayableGames. The new name emphasises how user testing can help to improve the game experience for players and, as a result, title sales and customer satisfaction.
Ben Weedon, manager of PlayableGames, commented, “Playable games are what the market wants, and the new name highlights how our proven approach to user testing can make games more engaging and playable.”
PlayableGames works with the console manufacturers, major publishers, and smaller developers. It recently worked with SCEE on its summer blockbuster inFamous.
PlayableGames (formerly SGR), a division of ExperienceLab, has been studying (and playing) games for years. PlayableGames consists of a team of highly experienced gamers and user experience researchers, a team that shapes gaming experiences for console manufacturers and publishers in the UK and abroad.
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“How B.C. became a gangster’s paradise
by GARY MASON
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 7, 2017UPDATED DECEMBER 8, 2017
In his first briefing about the degree to which organized crime had infiltrated British Columbia’s casinos, Attorney-General David Eby was warned: “Get ready … we are going to blow your mind.”
A while later, it was mission accomplished: Mind blown.
Of all the files on Mr. Eby’s desk, nothing has jarred him like this one. Imagine, hockey bags stuffed with $100,000 in $20 bills being dropped off a casinos late at night to be laundered at blackjack and poker tables. That has, until now, been a regular occurrence on the West Coast and an offshoot of what appears to be a sophisticated and substantial money-laundering operation that, in turn, has links to an international underground banking network.
It is the stuff of a James Bond movie.
It’s been so easy to play the game in B.C., it’s become notorious around the world, a gangsters’ paradise with little to no oversight. Mr. Eby was told that it’s even known in international crime circuits as “the Vancouver model.” Come one, come all, and get your proceeds of crime cleaned up by B.C.’s gambling palaces. While it may not be the image the province is trying to cultivate, it’s the reputation it has built.
The fact is, there has for years been suspicions that Vancouver has been a prime money-laundering destination and that a lot of that cash has been used to fuel the insane rise in house prices. In fact, court documents uncovered by Postmedia’s Sam Cooper, whose seminal reporting has exposed the degree to which money laundering has become a massive undertaking in B.C., show that some of those suspected of having prime roles in this shady business own mansions and penthouses around the city.
Many are Chinese nationals wanting to get money out of the reach of their government and the tight capital controls it has imposed. And this has been happening for a number of years.
Mr. Eby recently released a preliminary report on the situation, along with some first steps to address the problem – ones that should have occurred a long time ago under the former Liberal government. There have been accusations hurled by the government that the Liberals turned a blind eye to the problem, given the importance gaming revenue represents to the provincial treasury. The Liberals insist that’s not true.
Regardless, provincial regulators will now start staffing casinos around the clock, on the lookout for those arriving with large sacks of cash. Also, operators will now have to file a “source of funds declaration” for cash or cash equivalents over $10,000 – this is to help ensure money entering a casino came from a legitimate source. There is still a broader investigation under way, one which will hopefully show the extent to which money being laundered through B.C. casinos has made its way into the broader economy, such as the real estate sector.
In 2015, the RCMP raided a number of small, money-transfer operations in Richmond, B.C. Computers and cellphones seized at the time have provided a trove of information that is still being mined today by authorities. What we haven’t seen much of, however, is consequences.
Given the scope of what has been occurring, right under our noses, why haven’t there been some high-profile convictions? Authorities need to soon show that B.C. is no longer the backwater rube that hasn’t a clue what’s going on. That it’s no longer a luxurious mountains-and-water playground for international crime syndicates to do business.
It would also be nice to know if anyone in these casinos has been fired. There has been the heavy implication that there has been some collusion involved, inside co-operation that has allowed criminal elements to flourish. At the very least, it’s safe to say there have been people asleep at the craps table and that can’t be tolerated. How can the public have any faith in these operations if there is no evidence that inappropriate and possibly criminal behaviour by casino employees is being addressed?
There have been countless red flags from regulators over the years that something was amiss in B.C.’s casinos. We are now beginning to see the extent to which their suspicions were right. The question is: Why did it take so long to begin rooting it out?
Perhaps the answer may be one we don’t want to hear.”
“The military exercises (war games) planned for September 11, 2001, included:
Global Guardian, an annual command-level exercise organized by United States Strategic Command in cooperation with Space Command and NORAD. Primary purpose is to test and validate nuclear command and control and execution procedures. Global Guardian is performed in conjunction with NORAD’s Vigilant Guardian and Amalgam Warrior, as well as exercises sponsored by Air Combat Command (Crown Vigilance) and Space Command (Apollo Guardian).
Vigilant Guardian, the semiannual NORAD exercise that had been running in conjunction with Global Guardian for several days and which postulated a bomber attack from the former Soviet Union. Vigilant Guardian is a Command Post Exercise (CPX), meaning it is conducted in offices and with computers, but without actual planes in the air. The exercise involves all NORAD command levels. Out of a range of scenarios being run on September 11, 2001, one was a “traditional” simulated hijacking. According to General Eberhart, after the first attack, “it took about 30 seconds” to make the adjustment to the real-world situation. Because of an increased number of staff, the exercise would prove to be an enabler of rapid military response for NORAD and its NEADS component, as senior officials who were manning NORAD command centers throughout the U.S. were available to make rapid decisions.”
“Serco Combined Resilience Exercising
Types of Exercise Workshop Exercises These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurized environment.
They are an ideal way of developing solutions, procedures and plans rather than the focus being on decision making. Table Top Exercises These involve a realistic scenario and will follow a time line, either in real-time or with time jumps to concentrate on the more important areas. The participants would be expected to be familiar with the plans and procedures that are being used although the exercise tempo and complexity can be adjusted to suit the current state of training and readiness. Simulation and media play can be used to support the exercise. Table-top exercises help develop teamwork and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their roles and that of other agencies and organisations.
Command/Control Post Exercises These are designed primarily to exercise the senior leadership and support staff in collective planning and decision making within a strategic grouping. Ideally such exercises would be run from the real command and control locations and using their communications and information systems. This could include a mix of locations and varying levels of technical simulation support. The Gold Standard system is flexible to allow the tempo and intensity to be adjusted to ensure maximum training benefit, or to fully test and evaluate the most important aspects of a plan. Such exercises also test information flow, communications, equipment, procedures, decision making and coordination.
Simulation and Media Support The method of delivering an exercise is flexible and will be designed with the client to meet their requirements with options ranging from simple paper-based delivery through to full use of their real communications systems [the Defense Red Switch Network and the Federal Bridge Certification Authority where Serco holds the root key as proxy for the UK MoD] and advance computer simulation [In the CAI Private Equity war room suite in WTC7 on 9/11]. In addition, media play can also be added in the form of news injects and the provision of experienced journalists and television crews to help test procedures and also assist in training key staff.
Gold Standard Emergency Planning College The Hawkhills, Easingwold, York North Yorkshire, YO61 3EG +44(0) 1347 821406 firstname.lastname@example.org www.epcollege.com“
“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.”
“111 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011 Description Base One Technologies, Ltd. is a DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION, located in New York, NY and was formed on Feb 15, 1994. This file was obtained from the Secretary of State and has a file number of 1795583. This business was created 7,695 days ago in the New York SOS Office and the registered agent is C T Corporation System that does business at 111 Eighth Avenue , New York in New York. Principals Liza R Zaneri Chief Executive Officer 15 Irving Place New Rochelle, NY 10801 Registered Agent C T Corporation System 111 EIGHTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10011″
“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 and implements multi-layer Information Security Solutions, practices and procedures. We deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IP Security with VPN solutions using Cisco routers, Frame Relay, firewalls, address and port translation, obscurity standards and authentication technologies (AAA, 3DES, TACACS, etcŠ), to enhance and meet the level of Data Security required for global organizations. Conducts IT Security and Risk Assessment in Federal government as well as security testing, implementing security for multiple platforms and operating systems around the world. Ability to conduct business process analysis to provide technical security countermeasures, risk management and data communications security planning for large organizations. Provides computer security integration for web server and traditional client-server based applications. We secure environments up to as many layers as required by our clients’ policies, industry practices, and regulating bodies – including the desktop and user experience as required. Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter measures such as honey-pots and evidence logging and incident documentation processes and solutions.”
“SOURCE: Base One Technologies September 02, 2008 09:00 ET Base One Technologies, Inc. Continues Operations in Government Space NEW ROCHELLE, NY–(Marketwire – September 2, 2008) – Base One Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has sold its affiliate, Base One Technologies Ltd., to Apptis Inc. Base One Technologies, Inc. will continue to compete in the government space as an 8(a), HubZone and Woman Owned Small Disadvantage Company. Base One Technologies, Inc. is an IT Engineering and Technical Services company founded in 1994. Base One has a Top Secret Facilities Clearance and specializes in: Enterprise Architecture, Network Infrastructure Support, Data Security, Software & Database Services, Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning, and Independent Validation & Verification. Base One is a privately-held organization with headquarters in New Rochelle, NY. For more information visit: www.base-one.com. Contact Information: Liza R. Zaneri Base One Technologies 914 633-0200 x205 “www.base-one.com“
“MacDonald Dettwiler (TSX:MDA), based near Vancouver, British Columbia, combines advanced satellite and aerial earth observation technology with wireless systems engineering to develop, market and sell land-based information systems, services and products to governments and corporations. The applications for MDA’s systems range from tracking floods, forest fires, and arctic ice flows, to managing mobile assets such as airplanes, trucks or police vehicles. MDA provides additional land-related products and services, including maps, images and property information, on a customized basis and through its Internet storefront at Cartica.com. CAI sold its shares of MDA through public offerings and in the open market.”
“For immediate release:
May 3, 2001
MDA Wins Key U.S. Aviation Contract
Richmond, B.C. – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSE: MDA) announced today the company has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to develop a system to be used by specialists at Air Force bases to design Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs).
IAPs are published instructions to pilots specifying a series of aircraft maneuvers that must be executed for the aircraft to transition safely from an en route airway to a runway final approach when flying by instruments. MDA’s system ingests digital terrain and elevation data, air navigation data (such as the locations of navigation aids, runways, buildings and towers) to build and display a virtual model of the physical environment surrounding an airport. It then develops the complex surfaces that define a safe approach corridor for any of the dozens of IAP variants, and determines whether any of the defined surfaces are penetrated by terrain or man-made obstacles. It flags these incursions to the operator, who can quickly modify the approach procedure through a drag-and-drop user interface.
This initial award, valued at $2.9 million (CDN), consists of a fixed price element to develop, integrate, and test the system. The next phase will include installation, government testing, and operator training. The contract includes an option for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adapt the system for their needs. The U.S. Air Force also has options to field the successful system at up to 108 air bases around the world, and to award T&M support contracts for up to 8 years. MDA plans to team up with Air Navigation Data (AND) of Ottawa to offer a custom solution, based on AND’s “Final Approach” product.
MDA President and CEO Daniel Friedmann said: “This is a significant project for MDA that has the potential to improve the safety of air transportation for many other air forces and civil aviation authorities world wide.””
“Divestiture of a Non-Core Operation
Public Market Exit
Based in Richmond, British Columbia, MDA is an information company that provides essential land-related information from anywhere in the world to help governments and businesses make decisions. Through its Information Systems group, MDA builds and manages complex systems that capture, package and distribute essential information to help governments and businesses manage their land and mobile assets around the world. Through its Information Products group, MDA develops and manages essential land information databases to enable legal, financial and insurance businesses execute real estate transactions, and also collects and distributes geographical information products to governments and businesses.
CAI’s relationship with MDA dates back to the early 1990′s when, in 1994, CAI and MDA held discussions regarding a potential acquisition of MDA by CAI. However, in 1995, MDA was subsequently sold to US-based Orbital Sciences Corporation. Nevertheless, for years following the sale of MDA to Orbital, CAI continued to explore potential investment opportunities with MDA, both as a potential partner and a prospective shareholder. In late 1999, Orbital began experiencing significant liquidity problems unrelated to MDA and was evaluating strategic alternatives to raise cash, including the sale of certain non-core assets, one of which was MDA. Due to CAI’s existing familiarity with MDA and its business, CAI became management’s preferred and exclusive partner to pursue and negotiate a transaction with Orbital that would satisfy Orbital’s very tight time constraints. Consequently, in December 1999, CAI and one of its limited partners together acquired a 33.3% equity position in MDA from Orbital.
Because of CAI’s minority position and Orbital’s difficult financial condition, CAI negotiated a shareholders’ agreement with Orbital that gave CAI control over certain key issues that, from CAI’s perspective, were critical to the prudent management of its investment. For example, to protect its exit alternatives, CAI negotiated the ability to force an initial public offering of MDA’s shares and to control the IPO process. The shareholders agreement also restricted Orbital’s ability to sell its shares to third parties without the effective consent of CAI.
In July 2000, at CAI’s direction, MDA completed an initial public offering of its shares at a significant premium to the CAI’s purchase price. As part of the IPO process, CAI also moved to improve corporate governance by strengthening MDA’s board of directors.
In late 2000, faced with continued liquidity constraints, Orbital communicated to CAI its desire to sell its remaining shares in MDA. Shortly thereafter, CAI exercised its rights under the shareholders’ agreement to facilitate the placement of Orbital’s control block with selected like-minded investors of CAI’s choosing. This allowed CAI to offer an attractive co-investment opportunity to its investors (initially) and to third parties (subsequently), while ensuring a high degree of continuity in the financial and strategic stewardship of the business. Altogether, over $230 million of MDA shares were placed by CAI with co-investors at discounts to prevailing market prices in excess of 25%.
Through subsequent public offerings of common shares and open market transactions, CAI sold its entire position in MDA from July 2000 through January 2004 at valuation multiples in excess of its original purchase price multiple. During CAI’s investment period (1999-2003), MDA also prospered, increasing sales from $298 million to $626 million (a 110% increase) EBITDA from $42.3 million to $100.2 million (a 137% increase) through a combination of successful acquisitions and internal growth strategies.
While CAI may not have had a controlling equity interest in MDA, CAI’s active involvement and financial sponsorship enabled MDA to free itself from a cash-constrained foreign parent and pursue a strategy of profitable growth that ultimately generated attractive returns for CAI, management and co-investors.”
“Dr Wood’s observation of the destruction of the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001 led her to the conviction that the towers did not collapse but were “dustified” by a directed energy weapon. According to her, dustification involves molecular dissociation and transmutation. In a whole series of lectures and media appearances, Wood has maintained that the debris pile was nowhere near tall enough to account for the aggregate mass of the towers and their contents. Rather, she states, the towers were pulverized [note 1] in mid-air and simply blew away on the breeze. On her web site, Wood presents a 41-point list of “The principal evidence that must be explained.” It includes (point 9) “The upper 80 percent, approximately, of each tower was turned into fine dust and did not crash to the earth”, and (point 6) “The seismic impact was minimal, far too small based on a comparison with the Kingdome controlled demolition.” She consistently declines to speculate about the exact nature of the weapon involved, where it was situated or who operated it. Her position is that, as a scientist, her role is to determine what happened that day. Others might or might not address those more political questions.”
“Otis to upgrade Empire State Building’s elevators by dbcooper41 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:22 pm to me this story is interesting because i firmly believe the world trade center elevator upgrade project was the cover for wiring the buildings to explode. it provided all the unlimited access they needed to pull wires, plant explosives, as well as install and test firing controllers. the charges appear to have been in the elevator shafts and the behavior of the ace elevator techs on 9/11/2001 was quite suspect. only 1 elevator tech died on 9/11 and he worked for another company, otis iirc, at another building. the ACE guys all scattered like roaches. i’m not suggesting they are gonna blow up the empire state building(not saying they won’t either) but, an important point is made in the story: “Only three elevator manufacturers —
Schindler, ThyssenKrupp and Otis — could credibly compete, he said.” so, how did a no-name company called ACE elevator, which appears to be a mobbed up front company, manage to land the contract to upgrade the wtc elevators following the 1993 bombing? an upgrade that was the largest in all of recorded history. then ACE seems to have disappeared, though i have tracked a few employees to charlotte,n.c. and then england. the company seems to have gone brigadoon on us. if you don’t know the ace elevator story i suggest you look in to it. i’ll look for my old reference material on it and answer any questions I can.”
“Police conclude search of Starnet
CBC News Posted: Aug 24, 1999 11:26 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 24, 1999 11:26 AM ETPolice have wrapped up several days of searching the offices of Starnet Communications in Vancouver. They entered the company offices and homes of some directors on Friday.
Police were looking for evidence of illegal gambling, distributing child pornography, and money laundering.
Since the raid, Starnet officials say police just don’t understand their business.
The search warrant details 18 months of police investigation. It traces a network of companies registered in American and Caribbean jurisdictions.
The warrant also identifies Vancouver as the centre of Starnet’s operations, even though this is a grey under Canadian law.
Police note that Starnet’s revenues grew dramatically in the past two years, from betting and sex shows and from lucrative licensing agreements for its gaming software.
The investigations and pornography from company sites were grounds for Friday’s raid and seizure of company materials.
RCMP Constable Peter Thiessen says investigators left Starnet offices yesterday morning. He says, “They spent the better part of three days going through the business. And as a result of that search the investigation is continuing, but no charges have been laid.”
Starnet’s many investors were spooked by the raid. Share prices dropped almost 70-percent on Friday. However, the company insists the raid had minimal effect on its operation. Stocks rose slightly yesterday after a day of very heavy trading.
In written statements, company CEO Mark Dohlen said the Wall Street Journal calls Starnet the leader in Internet gaming and entertainment. He says companies like his, those on the cutting edge, are often misunderstood.
Yesterday, Starnet announced it will sell off the sex side of its business. It plans to focus more resources on gaming.
The Police investigation is expected to last for several more months.”
“Europol, FBI arrest nearly 900 in crackdown on global pedophile ring
More than 350 people in Europe alone have been arrested as part of an investigation into online child abuse. However, the case has drawn criticism from civil liberties groups.
US and European police arrested nearly 900 people thought to be connected to an underground child pornography network in a case that has drawn criticism from some civil libertarians.
The announcement of the arrests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Europol came days after a court sentenced Florida-based Steven Chase, founder of the so-called Playpen pedophilia network, to 30 years in prison. The arrests were in connection with the Playpen network and followed a more-than-two-year investigation into the group’s members around the globe that began after Chase’s arrest in 2014.
Playpen was accessible in what is known as the “darknet,” where internet users can engage in illegal activities using encryption and anonymity software in an effort to hide their identities. The secret network allowed anonymous users to engage in a forum where they could share photos and videos showing the sexual abuse of children.
As part of its investigation, called “Operation Pacifier,” the FBI managed to use to malware to seize the Playpen website and server, which allowed authorities to track and identify Playpen users.
Of the 870 people arrested, 368 were in Europe. The investigation also identified at least 259 sexually abused children.”
“The National Crime Squad co-ordinated arrests of suspected paedophiles across 19 separate countries on 28 November using information supplied by Demon Internet.
The Internet service provider was approached by the National Crime Squad and agreed to allow officers to access its servers. This led to the recovery of data showing the activity of nearly 1,500 newsgroups during a two-week period.
From this data, officers established that almost 10,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses had accessed more than 30 of the Web sites carrying paedophilia. For operational reasons this number was whittled down to just over 400 addresses of those specifically distributing paedophiliac images.
The information was then distributed via Interpol to the countries identified with the suspects, and evidence packs on each of the targets were distributed to the relevant police forces
Detective Superintendent Peter Spindler, leading the investigation for the National Crime Squad, said: “With the assistance of Demon Internet and the support and guidance of the National High-Tech Crime Unit, we are able to show that those accessing these newsgroups did so regularly and with purpose.
“We also learnt, not surprisingly, that those abusing the Internet have learnt from recent police successes how best to protect their true identities,” he added.
The National Crime Squad and Serco, its IT partner, have developed facial mapping software that they hope to use to identify the abused children featured on the paedophiliac sites.”
“Workforce Development .. Serco works with Federal government agencies, delivering performance-oriented human capital management solutions. Our expertise spans the entire hire-to-retire lifecycle, from talent acquisition, workforce planning and performance management to training, knowledge management, and succession planning. …. Our learning solutions combine the latest technology with a human touch. Our team can deliver a range of solutions including blended learning, electronic and mobile support, gamification, role playing and social learning, change management expertise, and training certification and accreditation. …. We [Serco] have successfully trained millions of learners, for example, developing critical safety inspection training for 5,000 Federal Aviation Administration inspectors, and supporting Explosives Safety, HAZMAT, and Munitions certification training for over 161,000 Department of Defense personnel around the world.”
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“As the FBI continues to sift through the past of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, an investigative focus has developed on how he earned money and the recent travels of Paddock and his girlfriend Marilou Danley, law enforcement officials familiar with the probe told Yahoo.
At least two points of travel interest were recent trips taken to Dubai and Spain, as well as more than 200 reports detailing large financial transactions Paddock made at casinos since 2014. While Danley has family in Dubai, sources told Yahoo that the FBI is seeking to determine details of all overseas trips involving either Paddock or his girlfriend, as well as any financial transactions that may have taken place on the trips.
Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 when he opened fire Sunday night on a country music festival from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Police say Paddock committed suicide before they got to his room, where they found a trove of weapons that included high-powered rifles. Las Vegas police said Paddock’s attack lasted between nine to 11 minutes.”
“In 1967 Paddock completed his studies at Richard E. Byrd Middle School, then graduated from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in 1971, and from California State University, Northridge in 1977, with a degree in business administration. Paddock worked for the federal government from about 1975 to 1985. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1976 to 1978. After that, he worked for six years as an Internal Revenue Service agent until 1984. Then, he was a federal auditor for one year, in 1985, focusing on defense contractors. Towards the end of the 1980s, Paddock worked for three years as an internal auditor for a company that later merged to form Lockheed Martin.”
“LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) — Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr. has resigned from the board of MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, the casino said Tuesday.
The MGM Mirage did not give a reason for Haig’s departure. The retired general has served on the MGM Mirage board since May 1990, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
MGM Mirage Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren said, “we are tremendously honored that Gen. Haig has played a key role in the direction of our company for the past 19 years.”
“His knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in the success and development of MGM Mirage and we are deeply indebted to him for his contributions to our company,” Murren said.
Haig remains chairman of Worldwide Associates, Inc.
Haig has had a full military and political career, serving as chief of staff for President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan. He also served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Forces, 1974-79.”
“The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense under the direction of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). It was established in 1965 to perform all contract audits for the Department of Defense. Previously, the various branches of military service were responsible for their own contract audits.
The DCAA’s duties include financial and accounting advisory services for the Department of Defense in connection with negotiation, administration and settlement of contracts and subcontracts.
… A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on July 23, 2008 alleged that DCAA managers threatened a senior auditor with personnel action if he did not remove negative findings from a report criticizing a large federal contractor. The report found a too-cozy relationship between management at the DCAA and some of the contractors they are assigned to audit, including Boeing. GAO also said auditors who complied with the investigation were subject to harassment and intimidation from their supervisors.”
The DCAA responded on July 25 that it had asked the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General (IG) office to investigate the GAO’s claims. “We take the GAO report very seriously,” said April Stephenson, DCAA’s director. US Senator Claire McCaskill said GAO may have uncovered the “biggest auditing scandal in the history of this town,” and asked the DoD to immediately fire the supervisors cited in the report.”
“Entrust Inc. is a $130 million privately owned software company with 350 employees. Originally a spin-off from Nortel‘s Secure Networks division, it provides identity management  security software and services in the areas of public key infrastructure (PKI), multifactor authentication, Secure Socket Layer certificates, fraud detection, digital certificates and mobile authentication.Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the company’s largest office is in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It also has offices in London, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and other cities internationally.
Entrust reports having customers at public and private organizations in 60 countries, with 125 patents either granted or pending in the areas of authentication, physical/logical access, certificates, e-content delivery and citizen identities.
… In April 2002, Entrust’s PKI technology served as the foundation for the prototype of what is now the United States Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA). The Federal Bridge certificate authority is a fundamental element of the trust infrastructure that provides the basis for intergovernmental and cross-governmental secure communications. Entrust’s PKI is interoperable with all major FBCA vendors. In May 2000 Entrust acquired enCommerce, a provider of authentication and authorization technologies. In 1994, Entrust built and sold the first commercially available PKI.”
“Entrust’s First Responder Authentication Credential solution is FIPS 201-compatible and interoperable with numerous smart credentials issued by various government entities. Further interoperability comes through cross-certification with the U.S. Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) so credentials can be verified across federal, state and local agencies, and among jurisdictions. Entrust’s hosted Non-Federal Shared Service Provider PKI solution is also cross-certified to the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) and is appropriate for various non-Federal entities, organizations and agencies. This solution enables specific organizations to use digital certificates for authentications, encryption, digital signatures and physical and/or logical access, but without expensive upfront investments, in-house experts or secure facilities. The Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) is charged with the task of assuring that Illinois is ready to respond to an act of terrorism. Due to the commitment of the members of the Task Force and the ability of the associated agencies to come together in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, Illinois has plans in place to deal with a terrorist attack in our state.”
“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation Published: 8 Jan 2015 Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. During that period under Serco‘s management and leadership, NPL has delivered an extraordinary variety and breadth of accomplishments for the UK’s economy and industry. Some of the key achievements during that time have been: – The beneficial impact of NPL’s work to the economy is estimated at £2Bn pa. … It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade. .. 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 trading in the City through NPLTime.”
“Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
March 19, 2013
RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window.”
“N M Rothschild & Sons Limited or Rothschild Group (commonly referred to as Rothschild) is a British multinational investment banking company controlled by the Rothschild family. It was founded in the City of London in 1811 and now serves as the British division of Rothschild & Co, a global firm with 57 offices around the world. It is the 7th oldest bank in continuous operation in the United Kingdom.
Rothschild’s financial advisory division is known to serve British nobility, including the British Royal Family. Chairman Sir Evelyn Rothschild is currently the personal financial advisor of Queen Elizabeth II, and she knighted him in 1989 for his services to banking and finance.”
“Rothschild Investments 
In the late 1970s, Ross began his 24 year career at the New York City office of N M Rothschild & Sons, where he ran the bankruptcy-restructuring advisory practice.
Representation of investors in casinos owned by Donald Trump
In the 1980s, Donald Trump was in financial trouble because of his casinos in Atlantic City. His three casinos in Atlantic City were under foreclosure threat from lenders. Ross, who was then the Senior Managing Director of Rothschild Inc., represented investors in the casino. Along with Carl Icahn, Ross convinced bondholders to strike a deal with Trump that allowed Trump to keep control of the casinos.
Establishment of WL Ross & Co.
In the late 1990s, Ross started a $200 million fund at Rothschild to invest in distressed assets. As the U.S. bubble began to burst, he decided he wanted to invest more and advise less. In 2000, the 62-year-old banker raised $450 million to buy out the fund from Rothschild and make further investments in distressed assets. The new firm was named WL Ross & Co. Staff included four top managers who, along with Ross, make up the firm’s investment committee: David H. Storper, who runs trading; David L. Wax, a longtime workout specialist; Stephen J. Toy, an Asia expert; and Pamela K. Wilson, a J.P. Morgan & Co. veteran. WL Ross & Co. was acquired by Amvescap (now Invesco) in 2006. In August 2016, Ross agreed to reimburse investors $11.8 million and pay a fine of $2.3 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into the overcharging of fees by WL Ross & Co. The company had self-reported the issue to the SEC and did not admit any liability.”
“Support Services for Starwood Hotels Group Starwood Hotels Group, owner of some of the [Innholders] world’s most prestigious hotels, has appointed Serco as preferred bidder for a £7m contract to provide a range of support services to the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh, the Westin in Dublin and the 5 star Turnberry resort on Scotland’s west coast. The contract, which has a 5 year term, is an extension to services already provided to other hotels in the Starwood Group and includes buildings maintenance and security, engineering support and [WiFi] help desk services.”