#2550: US/UK Cabinets Use Serco Injected News – USS Cole In 8(a) Trap – ISIS Red Switch Charles de Gaulle
1. Abel Danger (AD) asserts that advisers to the US/UK cabinet offices of the Clinton and Blair governments used Serco injected news for media plays to support the fraudulent attribution of acts of sabotage at mass-casualty events to long-range virtual terrorist groups.
2. AD asserts that Serco’s 8(a) protégée company Base One Technologies set up a honey trap for the USS Cole on Oct. 12, 2000 after the former Rhodes Scholar and SECNAV Richard Danzig had ordered the ship to dock beside a remotely-detonated bumper bomb in Aden Harbour.
3. AD asserts that Serco 8(a) companies have used the Defense Red Switch Network to establish a command post on the French Ship Charles de Gaulle and its Hawkeye surveillance aircraft so that US/UK cabinet officers can attribute their long-range attacks to bearded, ISIS or al-Qaeda boogeymen or women.
United States Marine Field McConnell (https://abeldanger.blogspot.com/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html) offers to brief James Webb and Ben Carson on how Serco (ex-RCA GB 1929) uses news injects to destroy any election campaign which threatens joint control of the United Kingdom and the United States by corrupt cabinet officers.
It is now D-Day + 31.
“Remarks as delivered by The Honorable Richard Danzig Secretary of the Navy
USS COLE Memorial Service
18 October 2000
USS COLE MEMORIAL SERVICE
One of the reasons that I love America is because it loves its citizens. In other times, and on this very day in other places, people are regarded as means and not ends, as fodder, stepping stones, dispensable assets. Because we are not like that, we grieve today. We see in the 17 people who died on October 12th 17 wonders, 17 sons and daughters. We mourn brothers and sisters, mothers, fathers, and those who will never be mothers and fathers. Seventeen unique people. We cherish them. We grieve because we couldn’t protect them. Instead, they died protecting us.
That we live in America is, in itself, an act of grace. We came to it naturally; we were born into it. Or, we were welcomed as immigrants; we were naturalized. By either route, America has been for every one of us a gift, and what a stupendous gift — a country that was built collectively but cherishes us individually; a country built of the effort of servicemen and statesmen, farmers and factory workers, those who toiled on the railroad and those who bankrolled it. Our philosophers, our politicians, our priests, all together, created something bigger than any of us; and then, they gave it to us.
Any true gift is infused with opportunity and responsibility that arises from that opportunity. An inherent talent, a good education, money in the bank — they all cry to the recipient, What will you make of this? What will you do individually? What will we do collectively in light of how many have done so much for us?
These 17 answered that question. They didn’t opt just for themselves, they didn’t stay home, they didn’t turn away from their country. They put themselves out there. They joined a family, the United States Navy, and the USS COLE — a ship, the very essence of a group enterprise. And think not just of these 17. Think of the 39 who were injured, and then think of the 240 beyond them; the 240 who absorbed the shock of the explosion, who saw the death of 17, the injury of two score, but who turned to and fought on; fought together for their ship and for their shipmates.
For two days and two nights, they fought under the most extreme conditions — blood, bent and broken steel, flooding, uncertainty and danger. They saved their ship, their injured — every one of them — and each other. And then their generators failed. The waters rose, and they had to do it all over again. Waist-deep in water, manning bucket brigades by hand, they did it again. Amidst all of that, their captain said to me, “Mr. Secretary, we will save this ship. We will repair this ship. We will take this ship home and we will sail this ship again to sea.”
In every gift there is a responsibility. The Cole has given us a gift. The 17 join more than 1.3 million service men and women who have given us their lives. Thirty-nine from the Cole were injured; 240 fought on. All together, they added a building block to America. Will we, as recipients of this gift, live up to them? I think we will; we’re Americans.
Thank you, Cole.”
“Cameron and Sarkozy Announce Joint Military Command Centre After Libya “Success”
British and French troops are training together in Northumberland this week as the two countries adopt the closest military alliance in their joint history.
Soldiers from Britain’s 5 Scots are alongside a French Army Parachute Company from the French 11th Parachute Brigade for the live fire exercise in Otterburn.
The Ministry of Defence said: “Exercise Boars Head is part of the continuing relationship between French and British Army units following the signing of the Defence and Security Co-operation Treaty. It is a natural, and logical, step in our relationship.”
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron signed two historic defence and security treaties in November 2010 at Lancaster House in London.
The treaties, which are designed to last 50 years, represent an unprecedented level of co-operation between the two countries.
Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier – France’s only one – following the Nato-led mission over Libya.
One treaty will see military co-operation with options including the sharing of aircraft carriers and the deployment of ground troops from both countries under a single British or French commander.
Industrial co-operation will be enhanced too, with agreement on a 10-year plan to ensure that the two countries’ defence industries are enhancing each other’s work rather than duplicating it.
The other separate treaty allows for greater nuclear co-operation. France and Britain are the only two states with nuclear weapons in Europe.
The two leaders announced what amount to unprecedented levels of knowledge-sharing on nuclear capabilities.
The exercise in Northumberland involves a wide range of live firing exercises. A range of supporting weapon systems from both countries will be used.
The French troops will conduct live fire attacks supported by a British Fire Support team.
The troops will be watched by two top generals from the two armies: the UK Commander of Land Forces, General Sir Nick Parker and his French counterpart, Lt Gen Herve Charpentier, Commander Forces de Terrestres.
The two countries have worked alongside each other before in Bosnia, in the Congo and to a smaller extent in Afghanistan.
The aim now is to create a bi-national Rapid Reaction Force – two units of 5,000 or so troops under one French or British commander.
It could deploy anywhere at short notice, operating either bilaterally or through Nato.
Operating together allows the UK and French governments to implement significant savings in their defence budgets while maintaining similar levels of operational ability – albeit shared.
British and French troops have worked together in Afghanistan
British military sources say it is an obvious alliance. Britain and France are the only two European countries with a seat at the UN Security Council.
They are the two biggest spenders on defence in Europe, they face similar threats and they have common interests.
But some analysts are sceptical of the plan, which they say will only work while the politicians agree and while Anglo-French foreign policy remains broadly the same.
A senior source within the French defence sector told Sky News that implementation of the new treaties is broadly going very well but it would take time for it to work properly. He said: “Naval and Air Force co-operation is very good, but has always been.
“Between the Army things have always been more difficult. They began to know each other in Kosovo and now in Afghanistan but nothing to be compared with Navy and Air Force.”
He added: “It will take time for the man in MoD Whitehall to call his chum in the French Ministry of Defence as he does with his friend in the Department of Defence in Washington.”
Historically, France and the UK have not been close.
Militarily, the UK has tended to lean away from France and the rest of Europe and position itself alongside the United States. France on the other hand has carved itself an independent path, often contrary to US policy.
The 2003 Iraq war was bitterly opposed by the French. Then-president Jacque Chirac refused to take part and publicly fell out with prime minister Tony Blair and president George W Bush over the conflict.
However, the intervention in Libya last year was an example of the two countries working well together in an air and naval operation.
The upcoming presidential election in France might be the first sticking point. A socialist win, pushing Mr Sarkozy aside, might result in a different stance on French foreign policy.
The personal relationship between the two leaders could also be an issue.
Mr Cameron’s decision to block the EU treaty last year was extremely unwelcome in Paris.
Ex-French president Charles de Gaulle once said: “Treaties are like roses and young women – they last while they last.”
The architects of this latest military treaty will hope he was wrong.
“[Serco] Meeting the Challenges of a New Age: Responding to a Mass Fatalities Scenario
This Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College event is a chance to be updated on both national and international policy and practice, hear the views of specialists in the field and share lessons from recent events.
Event Start : 24th July 2013 at 14:00 Hrs
Event End : 25th July 2013 at 16:25 Hrs
Venue: the Hawkhills, Easingwold, York
Price: £160* inc VAT (Non- residential)
* Due to popular demand, overnight accommodation for this seminar is now fully booked, please click here for information on nearby hotels/guest houses.
The price includes Dinner on 24th July 2013 and Lunch on 25th July 2013
This Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College event is a chance to be updated on both national and international policy and practice, hear the views of specialists in the field and share lessons from recent events.
There will also be the chance for delegates to discuss their own experiences in this hugely challenging aspect of our emergency preparedness work.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Department for Communities and Local Government
UK Aviation Emergency Planning Group
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee
Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath
Civil Contingencies Secretariat
– See more at: http://www.epcresilience.com/media/meeting-the-challenges-of-a-new-age-responding-to/#sthash.BdHw683w.dpuf“
“Serco Combined Resilience Exercising
Types of Exercise Workshop Exercises These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurised 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 and advance computer simulation. 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.
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“Context of ‘(After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens’
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(9:00 a.m.-9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Chief of Naval Operations Continues with Budget Meeting while US Is Under Attack
The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark, the Navy’s top officer, is in his office on the fourth floor of the Pentagon for a budget meeting. Although it is clear after the second WTC tower is hit that the US is under attack, Clark apparently does nothing in response, and no attempt is made to evacuate him from the Pentagon. Reportedly, when the Pentagon is hit at 9:37, he is “receiving a budget briefing.” It is only then that a member of his staff enters his office and tells him, “You’ve got to evacuate.” Clark will then head to the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center (NMCC), where he meets with other senior Department of Defense leaders, and decides to [surrender and] re-establish the Navy’s command center in another secure location in Washington, DC (see After 9:37 a.m. September 11, 2001). Clark later reflects, “There has never been an experience like this in my lifetime. We were thinking about the immediate protection of the United States of America.” [SEA POWER, 1/2002; NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, 6/14/2007]
Entity Tags: Vern Clark
Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline, 9/11 Timeline
(After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens
The USS George Washington. [Source: Summer Anderson / Department of Defense]After the attack on the Pentagon, Navy ships and aircraft squadrons that are stationed, or at sea, along the coast of the United States are, reportedly, “rapidly pressed into action” to defend the country. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark is evacuated from his office in the Pentagon after the building is hit, and soon relocates to the Navy’s Antiterrorist Alert Center in southeast Washington, DC, where a backup Navy command center is being established (see After 9:37 a.m. September 11, 2001). Clark later explains, “We had carriers at sea. I talked to Admiral Natter [Adm. Robert J. Natter, commander in chief, US Atlantic Fleet] and Admiral Fargo [Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, commander in chief, US Pacific Fleet] about immediate loadouts [of weapons and armed aircraft] and the positioning of our air defense cruisers. Fundamentally, those pieces were in place almost immediately and integrated into the interagency process and with the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration].” The aircraft carrier USS George Washington is currently at sea conducting training exercises. It is dispatched to New York, “following the recovery of armed F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana,” in Virginia Beach, Virginia. According to Sea Power magazine, another aircraft carrier—the USS John F. Kennedy—that is departing Mayport, Florida, is ordered to patrol the waters off Hampton Roads, Virginia, “to protect the Navy’s vast shore complex in Norfolk.” [ASSOCIATED PRESS, 9/12/2001; SEA POWER, 1/2002; NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE, 4/2007] The John F. Kennedy has nearly a full air wing of 75 fighter, attack, and reconnaissance planes aboard it, while the George Washington has only a limited number of aircraft on board. [VIRGINIAN-PILOT, 9/12/2001] Admiral Natter orders two amphibious ships—the USS Bataan and the USS Shreveport—to proceed to North Carolina, to pick up Marines from Camp Lejeune, in case additional support is needed in New York. “Within three hours, an undisclosed number of Aegis guided-missile cruisers and destroyers also were underway, their magazines loaded with Standard 2 surface-to-air missiles. Positioned off New York and Norfolk, and along the Gulf Coast, they provided robust early-warning and air-defense capabilities to help ensure against follow-on terrorist attacks.” Vern Clark later recalls that, after the Pentagon attack, “We were thinking about the immediate protection of the United States of America.” [SEA POWER, 1/2002] Yet, according to CNN, it is not until 1:44 p.m. that the Pentagon announces that five warships and two aircraft carriers—the USS George Washington and the USS John F. Kennedy—are to depart the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia, so as to protect the East Coast (see 1:44 p.m. September 11, 2001). [CNN, 9/12/2001] And, according to some reports, the Navy only dispatches missile destroyers toward New York and Washington at 2:51 p.m. [WASHINGTON POST, 9/12/2001; FOX NEWS, 9/13/2001; ASSOCIATED PRESS, 9/11/2006]
Entity Tags: Robert Natter, US Department of the Navy, Federal Aviation Administration, Thomas Fargo, Vern Clark
Tags: Complete 911 Timeline, 9/11 Timeline
1:44 p.m. September 11, 2001: US Military Deployed at Sea, in Skies
The Pentagon announces that aircraft carriers and guided missile destroyers have been dispatched toward New York and Washington. Around the country, more fighters, airborne radar (AWACs), and refueling planes are scrambling. NORAD is on its highest alert. [CNN, 9/12/2001; MSNBC, 9/22/2001]
Entity Tags: US Department of Defense
Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline, 9/11 Timeline”
“The all-weather E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management aircraft has served as the “eyes” of the U.S. Navy fleet for more than 30 years, and the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 possesses the most advanced AEW&BM capabilities in service today. Continuous modifications and upgrades have kept the aircraft’s mission systems current with the evolving operational environment. The next generation E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the key airborne enabler of the US Navy’s FORCEnet began test flights in 2007.
Hawkeye 2000 is the fifth generation production E-2C Hawkeye and incorporates significant enhancements in data management, system throughput, operator interfaces, connectivity, and situational awareness to support the Navy’s evolving Theater Air and Missile Defense mission. This Hawkeye capitalizes on the previous version Group II baseline fully integrated system, which includes the AN/APS-145 radar system, improved identification friend/foe (IFF) system, the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), a global positioning system (GPS) and the Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigational System (CAINS) II navigation system.”
“Charles de Gaulle is the flagship of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) and the largest western European warship currently in commission. She is the tenth French aircraft carrier, the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and the first and so far only nuclear-powered carrier completed outside of the United States Navy. She is named after French statesman and general Charles de Gaulle.
The ship carries a complement of Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard, Dassault Rafale M and E‑2C Hawkeye aircraft, EC725 Caracal and AS532 Cougar helicopter for combat search and rescue, as well as modern electronics and Astermissiles. She is a CATOBAR-type carrier that uses two 75 m C13‑3 steam catapults of a shorter version of the catapult system installed on the U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, one catapult at the bow and one across the front of the landing area. Thanks to her characteristics, Charles de Gaulle is the only non-American carrier-vessel in the world able to operate American aircraft such as the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet  or C-2 Greyhound, which operate from American carrier-vessels.
In 1993, it was alleged by The Guardian that a group of engineers inspecting the vessel during her construction were British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) operatives [allegedly deployed by the Auld Alliance booster David Cameron to integrate the Nine Eyes surveillance network with the French Force de Frappe], believed to have been learning the method of shielding the nuclear reactors, amongst other technical details. However, the newspaper published a denial by both the British government and the Direction de la surveillance du territoire (DST) (in English: Directorate of Territorial Surveillance) that there had been any incident.”
“The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. This twin-turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Grumman Aircraft Company for the United States Navy as a replacement for the earlier, radial piston-engined E-1 Tracer, which was rapidly becoming obsolete. The aircraft’s performance has been upgraded with the E-2B, and E-2C versions, where most of the changes were made to the radar and radio communications due to advances in electronic integrated circuits and other electronics. The fourth version of the Hawkeye is the E-2D, which first flew in 2007. The E-2 was the first aircraft designed specifically for its role, as opposed to a modification of an existing airframe, such as the Boeing E-3 Sentry. Variants of the Hawkeye have been in continuous production since 1960, giving it the longest production run of any carrier-based aircraft.
The E-2 also received the nickname “Super Fudd” because it replaced the E-1 Tracer “Willy Fudd”. In recent decades, the E-2 has been commonly referred to as the “Hummer” because of the distinctive sounds of its turboprop engines, quite unlike that of turbojet and turbofan jet engines. In addition to U.S. Navy service, smaller numbers of E-2s have been sold to the armed forces of Egypt, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan.”
“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation [outsourced by David Cameron at Treasury] … 8 January 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.
· In 2012, NPL’s role in building the first maser to operate at room temperature was nominated by Physics World as one of the top ten breakthroughs of the year (CERN topped the list for their discovery of a Higgs-like particle).
· NPL was instrumental in gaining a 50% increase in European funding for the EMPIR programme, with a total of €600m.
· 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 [bullshit] over the next decade.
· Annually over 145,000 people undergoing radiotherapy have relied upon NPL for accurate delivery; it has been estimated that NPL’s contribution to improving the accuracy of the radiation dose patients receive can save at least an additional 145 lives each year.
· NPL’s work on graphene – the new material that could revolutionise the future of high-speed electronics – has been widely acknowledged following a paper in Nature Nanotechnology and then was cited as one of 44 papers as part of 2010’s Nobel Prize in Physics.
· NPL achieved 11% per annum growth in third–party business since 2004; such work now accounts for over 40% of the lab’s revenue, with £52M orders achieved in 2014.
· Under Serco‘s management, Alan Turnbull was the first NPL scientist in many years to be elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society; Professor John Pethica, NPL’s Chief Scientist was knighted, Seton Bennett was awarded a CBE, Kamal Hossain an OBE, and Patrick Gill and Michael de Podesta were awarded MBEs.
· 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 [death-pool] trading in the City through NPLTime.”
“Spectre – On a mission in Mexico City, unofficially ordered by the previous M by way of a posthumous message, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium and gives chase to Marco Sciarra, an assassin who survived the attack. In the ensuing struggle, Bond kills Sciarra and steals his ring, which is emblazoned with a stylised octopus. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely suspended from field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the privately-backed [Serco] Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also campaigns for Britain to join “Nine Eyes”, a global surveillance and intelligence co-operation initiative between nine member states [Five Eyes + BRIC]. C uses his influence to close down the ’00’ section, believing it to be outdated.”
“Serco Wants Whistleblower’s Navy Contract FCA Suit Canned
By Daniel Wilson
Law360, Washington (April 22, 2014, 6:12 PM ET) — Serco Inc. on Monday urged a California federal court to dismiss a former employee’s whistleblower suit accusing it of falsely billing the U.S. Navy on contracts for a “virtual border” project, saying its billing was accurate and complied with the agreed contract terms.
While relator Darryn Kelly argues that Serco’s invoices submitted to the Navy for work on its Advanced Wireless Systems project had violated the False Claims Act, he had failed to articulate how or why, or show that the company had retaliated against him for the suit, it argued, asking for summary judgment.
“After months of extensive discovery, relator has failed to garner any evidence to support a claim of false or fraudulent conduct by Serco,” the company said. “There is no evidence that Serco defrauded the government or did anything improper, including retaliating against relator.”
Serco had been awarded a project management subcontract for the AWS project by the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems unit, which was acting essentially as the general contractor for the project under a $52 million interagency equipment and materials deal with the lead agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to the company.
While contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense often incorporate the earned value management system from the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the DOD FAR Supplement, requiring specific detailed, itemized cost reporting, the delivery orders awarded to Serco by the Navy for the AWS project did not, it claimed.
Itemizing labor and material costs for the thousands of different tasks needed for the project — the installation and upgrade of cell tower installations along the U.S.-Mexico border in order to support a “virtual border” using electronic equipment — would have been both unfeasible and expensive, Serco said.
As such, Serco and the Navy had mutually agreed that they would use Serco‘s tracking system, with the company’s accounting department invoicing the Navy monthly for aggregate labor, material and other costs under a single charge code, meaning it had not violated the FAR or DFARS as Kelly had claimed, it argued.
Nor had Kelly been able to substantiate his claims that those invoices — the figures for which had been previously certified as true by the relevant company departments or employees — had included false billing, such as claims for work done by Serco employees outside of the AWS project, claims for non-existent work, or overbilling for partial days of work, according to the company.
Further, the available evidence clearly shows that Kelly — employed by Serco between November 2009 and May 2011 as a data analyst — was laid off from his position not as retaliation for protected conduct, but because the function of the job was first reduced, then eliminated by the government itself, with his direct supervisor and that employee’s supervisor unaware of Kelly’s concerns at the time, Serco said.
Kelly sued his former employer, a Reston, Va.-based professional, technology and management services company — and a unit of British government and public services provider Serco Group PLC — in December 2011. The case was unsealed in August 2012 after the federal government declined to intervene.
Counsel for Kelly didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday.
Kelly is represented by Derek J. Emge of Emge & Associates and Wayne T. Lamprey of Goodin Macbridge Squeri Day & Lamprey LLP.
Serco is represented by Francis J. Burke of Foley & Lardner LLP and Daniel P. Wierzba of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
The case is U.S. ex rel. Kelly v. Serco Inc. et al., case number 3:11-cv-02975, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
and case was dismissed – https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/792626/Kelly_v_Serco_Inc_et_al”
“8(a) Business Development Program The 8(a) Business Development Program [controlled through Serco protégée Base One Technologies and Clinton Nine Eyes servers] 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 [Mineta interned in WWII], 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.”
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