Kelly 186: Serco’s Hire-a-Yield Wagering Patent, Clinton’s LEO JABS For Lutnick Body Count, AD Letter of Marque
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
January 16, 2018
Dear General Kelly:
Please accept Brief 186 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – on the investors in Serco‘s CAI private-equity group who allegedly hired dial-a-yield SWAT teams to bet on body counts at the 9/11 mass-casualty events through a system subsequently patented as Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes CA 2460367 A1.
McConnell claims CAI investor, Yves Fortier, a former Nortel and Alcan director and former Canadian ambassador to the U.N., embedded JABS* and revocation software in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Online (LEO) network so the Greek Life associates of Bill Clinton (Phi Beta Kappa) and Wilbur Ross (Kappa Beta Phi) could book a Serco SWAT team into the WTC1 (North Tower) and deliver a body count of 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees to CEO and wagering patent co-inventor Howard Lutnick.
McConnell claims that the late Gen. Alexander Haig, CAI investor, 7th SACEUR and former MGM Mirage director, equipped junket-room promoters such as the late Stephen Paddock with so the Serco SWAT teams could collect their share of the vig paid to the junket operator for dial-a-yield body counts being 658 employees at Cantor Fitzgerald, 343 members of FDNY and 125 DOD staff in the Pentagon’s U.S. Navy Command Center.
McConnell claims that CAI investor, Pierre Lortie, former President and COO of Bombardier Transportation and former member of the Panel of Advisors of the China Development Research Foundation (Beijing), integrated JABS with the Conair (JPATS) command system allegedly used to drone Boeing aircraft for the 9/11 dial-a-yield attacks fraudulently attributed to the Bin Laden Group.
JABS* – Joint Automated Booking System allegedly built by Nortel Government Solutions for the U.S. Department of Justice so insiders can book criminals and patsied patentee SWAT teams into assassination or mass-casualty events to control the outcome of crime-scene investigations and enrich Serco‘s private-equity investors including Yves Fortier, the late Alexander Haig and Pierre Lortie.
Field McConnell invites you to convene a meeting with your cabinet colleagues and United States Marine Corps Major Duncan D. Hunter, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 50th district, where McConnell can explain how Serco uses patentee SWAT teams, embedded in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Online network, to conceal body-count wagering at mass-casualty events which are being fraudulently attributed to terrorist groups.
After meeting with Congressman Hunter and your cabinet colleagues, McConnell will be asking Congress to authorize President Trump to issue a Presidential letter of Marque and Reprisal, which would allow him (McConnell) to recruit and lead an Abel Danger Marine Expeditionary Unit of about 100 veteran Marines to seize and take the assets of any patentee SWAT teams in the custody of Serco‘s private-equity groups (privateers), or shareholders or investment banker, N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd.
After the said assets have been transferred to the safe and lawful custody of the United States’ government, McConnell’s MEU will begin to subdue the secret societies identified as Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Beta Phi (founded 1776) which, we allege, have been blackmailing and extorting presidents of the United States through over two hundred years of patentee SWAT-team attacks including the arson of the U.S. Patent Office in the USA Post Office, Blodget’s Hotel, Washington, on December 15, 1836.
911: The Naudet Clip & Dangerous Omissions
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 – 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.”
“THE MT INTERVIEW: CHRIS HYMAN
RESOLUTELY FIT, ABSTEMIOUS, RELIGIOUS, THE CEO OF SERVICE-SUPPLY FIRM SERCO – 4TH IN OUR MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES LIST – IS AN UNUSUAL BUSINESSPERSON IN AN UNFASHIONABLE SECTOR. SURVIVING 9/11 REINFORCED HIS BELIEF IN ‘PEOPLE FIRST, PROFITS SECOND’. JUST DON’T CALL IT OUTSOURCING.
by Chris Blackhurst
Published: 01 Dec 2007
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
On my way to meet Chris Hyman, I realise it’s early Monday evening. Tomorrow is Tuesday and he will not eat anything at all. Every Tuesday, without fail, he fasts. I’m thinking on this and the considerable difference in our respective girths when I greet him. He’s whippet-thin for someone in his early forties. Me, well… let’s not go there.
It’s not just abstaining one day out of seven that gets him in such shape – after all, he could gorge himself senseless on the other six. But Hyman is not the sort to indulge in such out-of-control behaviour. A top athlete in his youth, who once ran 100 metres in 10.8 seconds, he has remained resolutely fit ever since.
That’s only part of it, however. He doesn’t drink, doesn’t swear. He’s devoutly religious, attending the Pentecostal church in Surrey, where he lives, and giving 10% of his salary as a tithe to the service of God.
It must be a church with a very good roof, because, as the years have gone by, the amount Hyman donates has risen inexorably. As chief executive of Serco, the service-supply company, he earned £1.1m last year, up from £700,000 previously. Yet by the standards of the stock-market, chief-executive company he keeps, his pay is relatively low. For Hyman and Serco are stars, coming a remarkable fourth in this year’s MT’s Britain’s Most Admired Companies list, an impressive rise of nine places on last year. Serco is right up there with the giants of the corporate world, mixing it with established household names. Its top-five placing is one of the stories of the 2007 ranking. …
Clearly, he is able to transfer that considerable energy and focus to Serco. Its growth has been phenomenal. It’s the company that operates prisons and organises the prison vans, runs traffic control centres, manages trains, looks after schools, maintains the aircraft of the Queen’s Flight at Northolt, and sets the time for the speaking clock and the BBC’s pips, using the signal from the National Physical Laboratory’s atomic clock.
Serco’s most recent contract wins include: the running of Business Link London, an information and support service for the capital’s 600,000 small and medium-sized firms; the provision of services to the new NHS Forth Valley Acute Hospital in Falkirk; the operation of the Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire for the Home Office; and a £50m, five-year deal to help with the running of the Ministry of Defence’s facilities in Gibraltar.
Those are just UK public-sector contracts. In the US, it has recently received a boost to an order to supply IT and engineering management to the US Postal Service. Serco has also just picked up two projects for the US Navy and Army. In Dubai, it has been declared the preferred bidder to manage the new Metro system. …
On 11 September 2001, he was in the World Trade Center. He was on the 47th floor when the plane hit, talking to Serco shareholders. They got out – but not the people in his previous meeting. He does not like talking about that terrible day. ‘It confirmed my faith. It renewed my zest for getting the balance right and made me realise that time is not always your own. It made me think about my family and my health more – and about putting the balance back. You know, it’s not a bad thing, to step back sometimes.’…
Read more at https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/mt-interview-chris-hyman/article/771019#v1Bi5ehKXU37FQgd.99“
“9/11 trauma still haunting dreams of Cantor Fitzgerald CEO
By Mark DeCambre
September 9, 2011 | 4:00am
REFLECTION: Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick, in his office yesterday, recalls the 9/11 attacks that killed 658 of his workers on a day he took his son, Kyle, to kindergarten.Chad Rachman/New York Post
The hard-charging CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald has a case of survivor’s guilt he can’t escape. It haunts him in the form of a nightmare in which he repeatedly relives the trauma of 9/11.
It’s the one dream Howard Lutnick can’t escape. It’s taken a decade to shake the rest, which plagued him after 658 of his employees were killed in the attacks.
He described the vision in a wide-ranging and emotional interview with The Post to commemorate the 10-year anniversary.
“The dream is: I was looking uptown, and I could see the plane, and I knew the plane was coming, and I knew that if I ran to the elevator, I could get out,” a tearful Lutnick began.
“Then, on the way to the elevator, I would always see people, and I would grab them, hysterically try to grab them and drag them to the elevator, [yelling] ‘We gotta go! We gotta go now!'” he said in a choked voice.
“And they always say something, argue, go slow or talk, and we never make it to the elevator, and just as the plane hits the building, I wake up in that sweaty nightmare fashion,” he concluded.
It’s still too much to bear. After finishing, he broke down in tears.
Lutnick, 50, famously cheated death on 9/11 by taking a rare morning off for a family milestone — escorting his son, Kyle, to his first day of kindergarten at the exclusive Horace Mann School.
When he heard about the planes’ striking the towers, the Long Island native sped downtown, where financial-services giant Cantor Fitzgerald’s 960 employees occupied the 101st to the 105th floors of the north tower.
“I’m standing at the doorway of One World Trade Center, and the second [tower] collapses,” he said in his third-floor Midtown conference room. “If the first one collapses, I’m gone then.
“So I start running. I’m running in a suit and tie and shoes, and I look over my shoulder, and there’s this black cloud, tornado, hurricane chasing me” as he dove under an SUV to safety.
He has spent the decade since trying to look forward — compensating the victims’ families, attending countless funerals, rebuilding the company.
The notoriously tough Lutnick never sought help from a therapist or medication, relying instead on friends and family to get through the toughest days.
He’s still wracked by his own policy of hiring people who were related. As a result, many families lost more than one loved one.
“Everyone in the company had someone who was on their top-three list of most important persons,” Lutnick said.
His older sister, Edie, a lawyer, survived because she was coming in late that day. But beloved brother Gary was at his desk at 7:30 a.m.
Ironically, that same close-knit culture also may have been the firm’s saving grace.
“I leaned on my employees to get me through this,” he said.
“I didn’t want to work; I didn’t want to rebuild the company. The only thing that brought me back was to help our friends and family.”
Asked if he considered himself a hero, he teared up and replied: “I’ve never been asked that before,” adding that he’d rather be called “a friend of the families.””
“Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes
US 8512129 B2
Systems and methods for real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes are presented. Clients are first qualified and given wagering limits before being allowed to interactively wager on event outcomes. Event outcomes may be based on, for example, financial markets and indices, sporting and entertainment events, casino performances, and natural phenomena such as weather and earthquakes. Events on which wagers can be placed include both those with known and unknown outcome probabilities, and wagers can be a fixed-odds type or a spread-bet type. Wager transactions, including acceptances and confirmations, are executed in real time. Clients can customize displays of events on which they are authorized to wager. Real-time client credit management, automatic dealer hedging, automatic price-spread adjustments, and automatic client and dealer defined wagering limits are also provided.
Publication number: US8512129 B2
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 09/846,025
Publication date: Aug 20, 2013
Filing date: Apr 30, 2001
Priority date: May 1, 2000
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: CA2407679A1, 17 More »
Inventors: Philip M Ginsberg, Andrew C Gilbert, Howard W Lutnick, Lewis Findlay
Original Assignee: Cfph, Llc
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (181), Non-Patent Citations (83), Referenced by (5),Classifications (16), Legal Events (3)”
“Clinton fundraiser held next door to Jeffrey Epstein’s house
By Ian Mohr
November 17, 2015 | 3:47am
Hillary Clinton might not have been thrilled with the site of her Wednesday night fundraiser — next door to hubby Bill’s old buddy, Jeffrey Epstein.
The event was at the home of Cantor Fitzgerald’s Howard Lutnick and closed to press.
But a spy pointed out the location may have been “too close for comfort” as “Howard’s enormous townhouse touches Epstein’s even larger townhouse.”
Bubba’s past flights on private planes owned by convicted sex offender Epstein have been a perennial thorn for the Clintons.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus wondered this year, “I’d like to know what he was doing with [Epstein], how many trips did he take, where was he going, what did he do when he was with this guy?”
“Method for efficient management of certificate revocation lists and update information
US 5699431 A
A method which allows implementation of the revocation of public-key certificates facilitates engineering of certificate revocation lists (CRLs). It solves the practical problem of CRLs potentially growing to unmanageable lengths by allowing CRLs to be segmented, based on size considerations or priority considerations related to revocation reasons. The method is used to distribute CRL information to users of certificate-based public-key systems. It is also applied more generally to update any field in a certificate by reference to a secondary source of authenticated information.
Publication number: US5699431 A:
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 08/556,360:
Publication date: Dec 16, 1997:
Filing date: Nov 13, 1995
Priority date: Nov 13, 1995
Fee status: Paid
Inventors: Paul C. Van Oorschot, Warwick S. Ford, Stephen W. Hillier, Josanne Otway
Original Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (9), Non-Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (194), Classifications (5), Legal Events (11)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet”
“Law Enforcement Online
Information Sharing, Web Style
After the first London bombing in July, we notified more than 5,000 law enforcement professionals nationwide about the attacks in 32 seconds.
How? Through Law Enforcement Online, or LEO, a secure computer network that gives law enforcement officers around the country access to sensitive but unclassified information, intelligence reports, and alerts crafted by our agents and analysts–the kind of information our partners need quickly, but shouldn’t be available to the public.
LEO started ten summers ago as a small dial-up service with just 20 members. Now, it has more than 46,000 members nationwide and a host of features and capabilities offered through the Internet.
“One of our agents said it best: LEO is the ‘the law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety information highway of the 21st century,'” said Special Agent Kenneth Cassine, LEO Unit Chief and program manager within our Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
How else has LEO evolved? Shortly before 9/11/01, we made LEO a Virtual Private Network that operates securely over the Internet and enables features too cumbersome for the dial-up service. We now offer the Virtual Command Center (VCC)–an information sharing and crisis management tool. The VCC allows the law enforcement community to use LEO at local and remote sites as an electronic command center to submit and view information and intelligence.
For example, law enforcement personnel working a recent Academy Awards ceremony observed several unauthorized people in a restricted area carrying balloons. The incident was reported to the VCC and immediately posted. An officer working the event saw the notice. He knew from previous experience that the individuals were probably anarchists who intended to throw balloons filled with paint and other liquids and shared that information through the VCC. The officer’s action helped ensure that the group was detained without incident.
What else does LEO offer? Here’s a rundown:
A national alert system directing members to the LEO site for information on emergencies (like the London bombings, for example);
Some 235 special interest groups that allow members who share expertise or interests to connect with each other, including areas on terrorism, street gangs, and bombs;
Access to important and useful databases, like those run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children;
E-mail services, which enable members to submit fingerprints to the FBI for processing by our Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System;
Distance learning-with several online learning modules on topics like terrorism response, forensic anthropology and leadership; and
A multimedia library of publications, documents, studies, research, technical bulletins, and other reports of interest to LEO users.
If you work for a law enforcement, criminal justice, or public safety agency, you can join LEO, too. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-324-8833.”
“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.”
“Nevada Gaming Commission OKs record $5.5 million fine against CG Technology
By CHRIS SIEROTY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
January 23, 2014 – 6:44 pm
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a record $5.5 million fine levied against the race and sports book subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. related to illegal bets by a top executive.
“Today is a bad day,” Commissioner Tony Alamo said. “This is an enormously large sum of money. This is a revenue get. That’s not our goal. Our goal is to punish” those who violate state gaming regulations.
Alamo credited CG Technology’s CEO Lee Amaitis for attending the hearing but cautioned him that this incident was national news and “gave Nevada a black eye.” Alamo said he wouldn’t want to see CG Technology come before the commission for a similar incident in the future.
“I am not afraid of revocation” of a company’s license,” Alamo said.
Chairman Peter Bernhard said he was initially reluctant to support the stipulation because of the damage done to the industry by the company. But Bernhard eventually supported it because it is the largest fine ever against a gaming company. He said the $5.5 million fine sends a message that “people will be held accountable.”
The three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board could have also recommended revoking or suspending CG Technology’s license.
Amaitis attended the hearing but did not address the commission. He also declined to comment on the commission’s decision following the 20-minute hearing.
The Gaming Control Board’s 18-count compliant outlining the charges against CG Technology, formerly Cantor Gaming, was made public Jan. 8. The settlement was released Jan. 13.
In the complaint, regulators said CG Technology failed to prevent Michael Colbert from operating an illegal sports betting ring that made an estimated $34 million in bets. Colbert, formerly risk management director and vice president of the former Cantor Gaming in Las Vegas, worked with three men who worked as messengers to place wagers for Gadoon Kyrollos, a high-level sports bettor.
Paul Sexton, Robert Drexler and Thomas Ludford acted as messenger bettors, according to the complaint. Sexton pleaded guilty to fourth-degree money-laundering and forfeited $600,000.
In 2013, Colbert pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to one felony count of conspiracy for his role in the betting ring. He awaits sentencing.
The settlement says CG Technology admitted guilt in 14 counts of the complaint and concurred that the board could prove one count directly relating to Colbert’s oversight of the illegal wagering operation. The company did not admit or deny allegations in three other counts.
Both Amaitis and Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman Howard Lutnick signed off on the settlement.
Before the CG Technology fine, the largest fine ever approved by Nevada gaming regulators was $5 million in 2003 against MGM Mirage, now MGM Resorts International. The company was fined for failing to file 15,000 currency transaction reports with the Internal Revenue Service.
Owners of the Stardust paid a $3 million fine in 1984 to settle a complaint over allegations that the now-imploded Strip casino’s former owner failed to prevent mob-related skimming of gaming revenue.
In 1988, Ralph Engelstad, late owner of the Imperial Palace, was accused of damaging the state’s reputation for holding two Adolf Hitler birthday parties at the casino in separate years. He paid a $1.5 million fine.
The Palms paid a $1 million fine in 2013 to settle a complaint resulting from an investigation that discovered drug sales and prostitution at clubs on the property.
Cantor Fitzgerald, founded in 1945, is one of the largest private financial services firms on Wall Street. Lutnick has led the company’s expansion over the past decade into investment banking, commercial real estate and gaming.
CG Technology operates race and sports books at the M Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Tropicana Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Venetian, Palms and Silverton, and provides information as Las Vegas Sports Consultants and offers mobile wagering.
The bookmaker also has operations in China and the Bahamas.”
“8(a) Business Development Program 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.”
“Nortel Government Solutions, in collaboration with the Department of Justice (DOJ), built the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) — a centralized system for automating the collection of fingerprint, photographic and biographic data, submitting this data to the FBI, and sharing it with participating law enforcement agencies nationwide.”
“The White House travel office controversy, sometimes referred to as Travelgate, was the first major ethics controversy of the Clinton administration. It began in May 1993, when seven employees of the White House Travel Office were fired. This action was unusual because although theoretically staff employees serve at the pleasure of the President and could be dismissed without cause, in practice, such employees usually remain in their posts for many years.
The White House stated the firings were done because financial improprieties in the Travel Office operation during previous administrations had been revealed by an FBI investigation. Critics contended the firings were done to allow friends of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to take over the travel business and that the involvement of the FBI was unwarranted. Heavy media attention forced the White House to reinstate most of the employees in other jobs and remove the Clinton associates from the travel role.
Further investigations by the FBI and the Department of Justice, the White House itself, the General Accounting Office, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, and the Whitewater Independent Counsel all took place over the subsequent years. Travel Office Director Billy Dale was charged with embezzlement but found not guilty in 1995. In 1998, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr exonerated Bill Clinton of any involvement in the matter.
Hillary Clinton gradually came under scrutiny for allegedly having played a central role in the firings and making false statements about her involvement therein. In 2000, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report on Travelgate. He sought no charges against her, saying that while some of Clinton’s statements were factually false, there was insufficient evidence that these statements were either knowingly false or that she understood that her statements led to the firings.”
“Virtual Command Center
Real-Time Tool to Securely Monitor Criminal Incidents and Major Events Online
July 3, 2012
Originally published in the July 2012 edition of the CJIS Link, Volume 14, Number 2
On April 18, federal and local officials in Clarksburg, West Virginia, announced the arrest of a major West Virginia synthetic drug supplier. Operation “Hot Stuff Cool Things” was a multi-agency operation of 70 agents that used a Virtual Command Center (VCC) on the Law Enforcement Online (LEO) network to share information about the ongoing case. Subsequently, the owner of the Clarksburg and Buckhannon stores Hot Stuff Cool Things and three other individuals were arrested on multiple federal drug charges by a task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, West Virginia State Police, U.S. Marshals Service, Clarksburg Police Department, Bridgeport Police Department, and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. During the raid, officers found over $750,000 in cash and bank deposits. The U.S. Attorney said that millions of dollars of bath salts (a synthetic drug commonly used as a cocaine substitute) had moved through the stores in the last year.
In the modern law enforcement environment, agencies need to share information, collaborate, and join forces to combat crime and terrorism. Often they need to post, track, and spread information across departments and jurisdictions in a quick, secure way for an investigation or for a major occurrence. To satisfy this need for safe, inclusive communication, the LEO Operations Unit created the VCC capability in 2002. The LEO VCC is a situational awareness and/or crisis management tool used to share information about street-level and tactical activities among law enforcement operations centers and command posts. Since its inception, the VCC has been used by numerous agencies for local, national, and international events ranging from major case management to global events like presidential inaugurations.
Because the VCC resides on LEO, it is extremely flexible and can be used or viewed from multiple geographic locations. This makes it feasible for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to create joint efforts in investigations and law enforcement actions. The VCC exists on a secure system for any designated audience members online, not just those physically present at an event or a “brick and mortar” command center. Through the VCC, law enforcement can effectively manage a tactical incident in real time, 24/7, with both operational and technical support. As the VCC receives and posts relevant information and intelligence, it provides a comprehensive account of an incident or event to designated law enforcement channels.
The VCC provides an events board feature that permits information posts as an event occurs and allows listing of data such as photographs, scanned documents, or any information that would be useful to managing an event or crisis. Agencies hosting the VCC can permit access to individual persons or entire agencies as needed. Even critical incident managers, such as emergency planners, can now have remote access to a crisis without having to be on-scene. Recent enhancements to the VCC capability include the ability to display incidents by specific dates or times, improved refresh rates on the screens, and improved critical real-time monitoring of operations.
The FBI and the law enforcement community as a whole have benefited from the increased ability to share vital information and collaborate—even over previously unmanageable locality impediments—by the creation of the VCC. In 2011, LEO members created over 300 new VCCs and opened over 700 VCC event boards to collect, record, and securely publish information. As an indication of its effectiveness and adaptability, the law enforcement community has used the VCC not only during kidnappings, shootings, and special investigations, but also during major events such as NASCAR races, Republican and Democratic National Conventions, a presidential inauguration, the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the Academy Awards, and the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.”
“Duncan Duane Hunter (born December 7, 1976) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party from California who has represented San Diego County in the United States House of Representatives since 2009, representing California’s 50th congressional district. The district, numbered as the 52nd district from 2009 to 2013, covers almost all of San Diego County except for the coastal and border areas. It includes the cities of Escondido, San Marcos and Santee as well as Fallbrook, Lakeside and Valley Center and mountain and desert areas stretching to the Imperial County line.
The day after the September 11 attacks, Hunter quit his job and joined the United States Marine Corps. He attended Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Upon graduation in March 2002, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He subsequently served as a field artillery officer in the 1st Marine Division after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and completed a second tour in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004, serving in Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines. During his second tour, he participated in Operation Vigilant Resolve.
In September 2005, Hunter was honorably discharged from active duty but remained in the Marine Corps Reserve. He then started a residential development company. In 2007, he was recalled to active duty and deployed to Afghanistan in support of the War in Afghanistan; this was his third tour of duty during the War on Terrorism. Hunter was honorably discharged from active duty in December 2007, but continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve. Hunter was promoted to major in 2012.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Hunter’s voting record has been decidedly conservative. He has a lifetime rating of 93 from the American Conservative Union. He is also a member of the Republican Study Committee,a caucus of conservative House Republicans of which his father was a longtime member.
In a 2009 interview with KPBS, Hunter expressed support for “overriding” the designation of the delta smelt as an endangered species, saying that overriding it would reduce unemployment in California.
He opposed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, saying that it would “take away” the doctor-patient relationship and the right for people to choose “what type of operations they have”, and that it would allow a “government bureaucrat” to make health care decisions for people. In the KPBS interview, Hunter said, “Things that you have problems with now would be exacerbated if you had government-run healthcare.”
At an April 2010 Tea Party movement rally in Ramona, California, Hunter advocated for the deportation of United States citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants.
At the rally, Hunter said, “It’s a complex issue and … you could look and say, ‘You’re a mean guy. That’s a mean thing to do. That’s not a humanitarian thing to do’ … We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now. We just can’t afford it. California’s going under.” He confirmed the comments to San Diego County’s North County Times, telling the newspaper that he supported House Resolution 1868, a measure that called for the elimination of birthright citizenship in the United States. He expressed support for the controversial 2010 Arizona immigration law, calling it a national security issue and “a fantastic starting point”.
On July 24, 2013, Hunter voted against an amendment offered by Justin Amash to rein in warrantless domestic surveillance conducted by the NSA.
In October 2013 Hunter was the only representative from San Diego County to vote against the bill ending the nation’s 16-day partial government shutdown, explaining that he voted against it because it did not reduce spending or the national debt.
In February 2016, Hunter puffed on an electronic cigarette during a committee hearing, to dramatize his opposition to a proposed federal ban on such “vaping” on airplanes; however, his colleagues on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the ban.
At a town-hall-style meeting in March 2017, Hunter was confronted by protesters. Before the crowd, Hunter asserted that the American intelligence community was filled with “seditious Obama folks” who “hate Donald Trump as much as you (those at the meeting) do” and are trying to undermine the Trump administration. He also described the American government as “Orwellian”.
Hunter voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Hunter said that the plan is “good for most states” but “not as good” for California.