Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#2069: Marine Links MH 17 Debris Field to Serco Red Switch spot-fix Times, ITT Sheraton Imagery Crimes

Plum City – (  United States Marine Field McConnell has linked an overly-tight debris field from the crash of MH Flight 17 to Serco's transmission of spot-fixed timing signals over the Red Switch Network and its alleged use of Starwood's (was ITT Sheraton) "experts of unknown provenance" to manipulate crime-scene imagery data collected by the ITT Exelis remote-sensing systems on DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite.

McConnell claims that David "Riot Club" Cameron (Treasury 1990-93) and Nicholas Soames (UK Minister of Defence 1994-1997) had Serco and ITT Sheraton set up a Red Switch Network base in 1996 in Chicago where guests selected by Bill Clinton could check into 5-star hotels to synchronize Boeing spot-fixed hijackings with experts in the spoliation of crime-scene imagery.

McConnell notes ITT Sheraton experts in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur claim cloud cover on July 17 prevented DigitalGlobe from developing images for the day of the crash and makes a spoliation inference that Serco used Red Switch spot-fixed timing signals to put the plane into a low elevation before an on-board explosion rained Exelis (was ITT Aerostructures) substructures and rotting corpses down on an overly-tight debris field just outside Donetsk.

Prequel 1: #2065: Marine Links Serco Clinton Red Switch Tunnel to Boeing HQ and Chicago Hijack Hotel
Prequel 2: #2050: Marine Links Cameron Serco Spot-Fix Crimes to DigitalGlobe MH 17 Waypoint Times

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"DigitalGlobe has supplied downloadable KMZs of pre-MH17 imagery and post-MH17 imagery to Google Plus, images that were collected July 16 and 20. They've also told me that cloud cover prevented clear shots of the area on July 17, the day of the crash."

"Exelis Inc. is one of three major companies that made up ITT Corporation, a company that provided numerous communications, defense and water services. ITT was originally founded as the small communications company Puerto Rico Telephone Company by brothers Sosthenes and Hernan Behn. Through a series of business and patent acquisitions, the company grew and was renamed International Telephone and Telegraph in 1920.[4] ITT continued to grow before appointing Harold Geneen as CEO in 1959.Until his retirement from the position in 1977, Geneen was responsible for growing the company from a medium-sized business earning $765 million in 1961 to an international conglomerate making $17 billion in sales in 1970.[5] The company acquired more than 350 companies during Geneen's tenure; at one point the acquisition rate reached one deal per week. Ownership extended over such notable companies as Continental Baking, maker of Wonder Bread and the TwinkieSheraton Hotels and Avis Rent-A-Car.[4] For a brief period in the mid-1960s, ITT was in talks to acquire the ABC television and radio networks in the USA, but that deal fell through under regulatory scrutiny. Following Geneen's retirement, ITT went through a restructuring phase under CEO Rand Araskog and was split into three companies in 1995: ITT Corporation (formerly ITT Industries), Starwood Hotels and Resorts [Current operator of former ITT Sheraton chain with hotels at Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur for the passengers on and the saboteurs of MH Flight 17] and The Hartford Financial Services Group, an insurance company.[4]

2011 Spin-Off[edit]

On January 12, 2011, the ITT Corporation Board of Directors approved a plan to split the company. On October 31, 2011, ITT Corporation spun off its defense and water technology businesses to form three separate, publicly traded companies:[4]

Xylem Inc., a water technology and services company headquartered in White Plains, NY.
Exelis Inc., a global aerospace, defense, information and services company headquartered in McLean, Va.

ITT Corporation, a global manufacturing company headquartered in White Plains, NY.

From the spin off to Nov. 1, 2013, Exelis was known as ITT Exelis to help ease the transition of the company's brand.[6] Exelis employs approximately 19,000 people and generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2012.[1]

Company structure[edit]

Exelis has six businesses that specialize in different technologies and services.

Located in Salt Lake City, Utah the Exelis Aerostructures business is a designer and manufacturer of lightweight composite aerospace structures, subassemblies and components.

Major Products:

Exelis Aerostructures is a subcontractor for the Boeing 7-series family of aircraft, including composite air-frame substructures for the 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A380 aircraft as well as the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. For defense programs, they provide complete structural assemblies, flight critical components as well as primary and secondary structural elements for platforms such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and the Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).[7] Exelis also produces the Bear Claw line of down-hole drillable plugs used in oil and gas well completions.[8]

Electronic Systems[edit]

Located in Clifton, NJ, the electronics systems division of the company offers a variety of electronic warfare and surveillance technologies, including air traffic control technology for both military and domestic use, radar and sonar systems, antennas and signal-jamming devices to disarm improvised explosive devices (IED).

Major Products:

ALQ-214 IDECM (Integrated Electronic Countermeasures)

Geospatial Systems[edit]

Located in Rochester, NY, the geospatial systems division manufactures and provides GPS technology, surveillance systems and data encryption services, as well as remote sensing and navigation technology.

Major Products and Solutions:

Information Systems[edit]

The information systems division is headquartered in Herndon, Va. The division specializes in creating secure information and electronics systems for specific and often challenging environments, including defense and intelligence missions, the Census Bureau, homeland security, air traffic control and space missions.

Mission Systems[edit]

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., Mission systems provides facilities, engineering, logistics and security support for U.S. military bases domestically and abroad.
Night Vision & Communications Solutions[edit]

Located in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Roanoke, Va., Exelis Night Vision & Communications Solutions (NVCS)[9] provides products and services for secure voice and data communications, battlefield situational awareness, and night vision systems in the global defense, security, and battlefield management sectors.

Major Products:




If you are looking to capture and process high-quality panchromatic, multi-spectral or hyper-spectral imagery in your next air or spaceborne remote sensing system, talk to the imaging specialists at [ITT] Exelis.


  • Design and fabrication of space-qualified focal plane sensors for capture of high quality Earth imagery.
  • Design of the processors and electronics that digitize and compress the imagery.
  • Test and verification of all processing components.
  • Integration of the system, and qualification of your payload.
  • Delivering the desired performance on a fixed price and schedule.


  • Multi-Spectral Sensors

Exelis makes flight-qualified multi-spectral sensors featuring four thematic mapper bands on a single chip. Each multi-line chip features up to 7,000 pixels per spectral band (14,000 panchromatic). We are developing hyper-spectral hardware technology with hundreds of spectral bands. And Exelis integrates multiple charge-coupled device (CCD) chips, precisely aligned on a stable substrate, to create very large focal planes for large area coverage.

Our Sensor Technology

Exelis space-qualified sensors feature charge-couple device technology to convert light to discrete electronic charges within each pixel. Our ASIC signal processors condition the analog signal, and digitize the voltage based on the light intensity that hits each pixel. Finally, our data management subsystem compresses the data for fast transmission to ground while preserving resolution and image information.

Our Focal Plane History

Breakthrough innovations like ASET are grounded in years of solid experience in both the government and commercial sectors. Exelis space-based focal plane heritage includes:

Imaging payload for DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite.

Complete camera payload for IKONOS 1, Space Imaging EOSAT's sub-meter resolution imaging satellite, including focal plane, electronics, optics and integration.

Focal plane and signal processing electronics on the Tier II Plus UAV.

CCD imagers for the Mars rover, NASA's 1997 Pathfinder mission to Mars.

Pat O'Shaughnessy
400 Initiative Drive
Rochester, NY 14606
+1 585.269.5763 (voice)"

"ITT Industries Wins $77 Million Contract to Support the Air Force's Command and Control Switching System 8/30/2001

White Plains, N.Y., August 30, 2001 --- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ITT) has been awarded a $77.3 million firm fixed-price contract to provide operations and maintenance support to the US Military Command and Control Switching System (CCSS) at 19 locations in five countries worldwide. ITT will provide support at a variety of critical locations, such as the White House in Washington DC, the US Air Force-Europe headquartered in Ramstein, Germany, and the US Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  The contract work will be performed by ITT's Systems Division.

CCSS provides switching capabilities in support of the Defense Red Switch Network, a high-level communications system that allows authorized users to transmit critical, sensitive, and classified information in a completely secure environment.

With this win, ITT becomes the premier provider of this service to the US Military. The company currently operates and maintains Red Switches on the Wing Communications Operations and Maintenance and Operations, Maintenance, and Supply-Europe projects and has recently been tasked to operate and maintain another switch in Kuwait as an option to the Total Army Communications-Southwest Asia (TAC-SWA) contract.

"Our history of proven performance demonstrates our commitment to the mission of the Air Force," said Jim Cameron, President of ITT Industries, Systems Division. "Preliminary post-award discussions with the contracting officer have revealed that our strong past performance and our strong technical proposal were the major factors that resulted in our selection as the contractor of choice to provide this critical service."

ITT Industries, Systems Division ( provides select government, commercial, and international customers value-added, total worldwide systems solutions for their air and missile defense, air traffic control, communications, command and control, range, space lift, and surveillance needs as well as full logistics support services for facilities and equipment.

ITT Industries, Inc. ( supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including electronic interconnects and switches; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology, and services; fluid and water management; and specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $4.8 billion in 2000 sales, and employs approximately 42,000 people around the world.

In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris, and Frankfurt exchanges.

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2013 revenues of $2.5 billion. For more information, visit

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"The Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) is a dedicated telephone network which provides global secure communication services for the command and control structure of the United States Armed Forces. The network is maintained by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and is secured for communications up to the level of Top Secret SCI.

The DRSN provides multilevel secure voice and voice-conferencing capabilities to the National Command Authority (NCA, being the President and the Secretary of Defense of the United States), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Military Command Center (NMCC), Combatant Commanders and their command centers, warfighters, other DoD agencies, government departments, and NATO allies.

Department of Defense and federal government agencies can get access to the network with approval of the Joint Staff.[2] Upon approval by the Joint Staff, DISA will work with the customer and the appropriate military department to arrange the service.[3]

The Defense Red Switch Network consists of four major subsystems: the Switching Subsystem, the Transmission Subsystem, the Timing [using Serco NPL clock] and Synchronization Subsystem, and the Network Management Subsystem. The Switching Subsystem uses both RED and BLACK switches to provide an integrated RED/BLACK service. End users are provided with a single telephone instrument with which they can access both secure and nonsecure networks.

The DRSN carried around 15,000 calls per day prior to September 11, 2001. DRSN usage subsequently peaked at 45,000 calls per day and by mid-2003 was running at around 25,000 calls per day. In that period the Defense Red Switch Network was expanded to support 18 additional US Federal Homeland Defense initiatives.[4]

Nowadays, this network is also called the Multilevel Secure Voice service. It's the core of the Global Secure Voice System (GSVS) during peacetime, crisis and time of conventional war, by hosting national-level conferencing and connectivity requirements and providing interoperability with both tactical and strategic communication networks.[5]"
"Where Obama plans to sleep during G8  By Shia Kapos  February 20, 2012

The Sheraton Chicago Hotels & Towers will serve as headquarters for President Barack Obama during the NATO/G8 summits in May.

The hotel, which has three presidential suites, each with a separate parlor and conference table for 12, has plenty of experience handling high-profile guests in town for heady events.

The Sheraton served as headquarters to former President Bill Clinton during the 1996 Democratic Convention and during the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue in 2002, and it's been the hotel of choice for the former president for events related to his Clinton Global Initiative.

In September, the Sheraton was the site of a high-profile fundraiser for Mr. Obama's re-election bid.

Now that the president has settled on a home base for the mid-May summits, hotels are hoping the rest of the G8 delegations — the delegations hoteliers care about most — will fall in accordingly.

There's been some jockeying as to who would be willing to stay in the same hotel as whom — does anyone want to stay with the Russians?

Dignitaries have made verbal commitments, but they haven't yet signed on the dotted line.
"They're taking their time about it," one hotel source says."

"Support Services for Starwood Hotels Group Starwood Hotels Group, owner of some of the 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 help desk services."

"Building a State-of-the-Practice Data Communications Network  To create a state-of-the-practice data communications network required Serco to engineer different solutions for each of the AFSCN's unique locations. Each ground station around the world had to be surveyed in order to develop detailed installation plans, project support agreements and testing plans. Furthermore, to assure communications reliability between the ground station and the operational control nodes, Serco also had to conduct a complete circuit testing exercise.
In developing this enhanced voice and data communications network, Serco's team engineered and implemented an ATM backbone and secure voice system for each of the AFSCN ground stations. The installed network was based on a Wide Area Network (WAN) architecture utilizing IP based network capabilities and proprietary secure communication technologies such as KG-75s, KG-84S and KIV-7s. In addition, Serco ensured Defense Red Switch Network connectivity and operations throughout the AFSCN [and the global matrix of Red Switch guest rooms in 4 or 5 star hotel affiliated with the Starwood Sheraton chain]"

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"Pablo Mora's Overview


Defense Red Switch Technician at ITT EXELIS
Watch Officer at Five Rivers Services LLC
Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) Lead Technician at ITT Industries, Systems Division (TACSWACAA), Baghdad Iraq

Station Technical Controller

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Pablo Mora's Experience
Field Engineer
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry
March 2014 – Present (6 months) Qatar
Defense Red Switch Technician
August 2013 – February 2014 (7 months) Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Clearance: Top Secret SCI
ITT EXELIS (OMDAC SWACA), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, AUG 2013 – FEB 2014
Position held: Defense Red Switch (DRSN) Technician

Provides secure voice communications to customers throughout Kuwait and Afgahnistan. Attention to detail and regular preventive maintenance ensures minimal switch outages to VIP's of the Joint Chief of Staff and above with no call failures. 

Responsible for maintaining outages, new telephone installations and trouble tickets using Remedy 
Use of RBAC for the monitoring of the switch and equipment.

Watch Officer

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Defense & Space industry
October 2011 – August 2013 (1 year 11 months) FOB Union III, Baghdad, Iraq

Clearance: Secret
Five Rivers Services LLC, Baghdad Iraq, OCT 2011 – AUG 2013
Position: Regional Network Operations Security Center Watch Officer.

Perform duties as a shift supervisor and be the senior RNOSC person in the absence of the Chief Watch Officer. Supervise the operation of the automation systems comprising the RNOSC. 

Perform and oversee high-level network performance. Troubleshoot and fault management for networks and network segments to include individual circuits and network components.

•Use expertise in systems architecture and network design, participate in and lead design and implementation of technology projects as required.
•Provide clear and concise communications to military leadership in potentially stressful conditions, while maintaining a professional demeanor.
•Attend regular meetings to keep interested parties apprised of network and communications/data systems changes, improvements, and project progress as required.
•Ensure effective and efficient coordination of mission requirements within the RNOSC.
•Schedule and prioritize workload, and provided status of taskings to the RNOSC Chief Watch Officer.

Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) Lead Technician
ITT Industries, Systems Division (TACSWACAA), Baghdad Iraq
September 2005 – October 2011 (6 years 2 months) Victory Base, Baghdad, Iraq
Clearance: Top Secret SCI
ITT Industries, Systems Division (TACSWACAA), Baghdad Iraq, SEP 2005 – OCT 2011
Position held: Defense Red Switch (DRSN) Lead Technician

Supervisor of an elite team which provides secure voice communications to customers throughout Iraq. Attention to detail and regular preventive maintenance ensures minimal switch outages to VIP's of the Joint Chief of Staff and above with no call failures during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. 

•Responsible for training and well being of 6 personnel, maintaining outages, new telephone installations and trouble tickets using Remedy 
•Systems Administrator for the Sun Microsystems SPARC station (Sun Blade 150 Unix software platform) using RBAC (Roles Base Access Control) assigning privileges for the monitoring of the switch and equipment.

Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN)Technician II

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry
February 2002 – August 2005 (3 years 7 months) Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Clearance: Top Secret SCI

Provided secure voice capabilities to the Space Wing Operation. 

Monitors trunk and phone outages using switch printer, administrative terminal and Enhanced Communications Console (ECC). 

Records daily communications transactions, problems, actions taken and resolutions. 
Troubleshoot circuit outages using Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) support. 
Performs Preventive Maintenance Inspections (PMI) on the switch and other peripheral equipment, while additionally executing direct trunk dialing checks over all channels associated with the switch to ensure a satisfactory operation of all voice circuits. 
Monitors Link II checking proper configuration and alarm status. 
Maintains Mission Unique Equipment (MUE) assigned to the 50th Space Wing. 
Performed Depot level limited maintenance on KG-84, KG-94, KG-94A, KG-194, KG-194A and Satellite TSEC CI-10 encryption devices. 
Enter maintenance actions into CAMS (Core Automated Maintenance System). Tools Monitor.

Technical Controller Instructor
School of Telecommunications Technology
October 2000 – February 2002 (1 year 5 months) Fort Gordon, Georgia
Clearance: Secret

Responsible for teaching the theory operation and maintenance concepts of multiplexing communications systems and circuits (DS0, DS1, DS3) Responsible for teaching the troubleshooting concepts of In-house and Distant End loop back testing, with an average load of 500 students annually.
Electronic Proving Grounds Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1997 – 2000 (3 years) Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Clearance: Top Secret

Test and Evaluator for US ARMY's Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program.

Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) is a Linux-based (older versions are Solaris based) communication platform designed for commanders to track friendly and hostile forces on the battlefield. It increases a vehicle commander's situational awareness of the battlefield by gathering information near real-time based on vehicle locations being updated on the battlefield. This information is viewed graphically, and exchanged via both free and fixed text message formats (instead of verbal collection of reports).

The location data for friendly forces is collected through the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) line of sight tactical radio network and Blue Force Tracking (BFT) satellite network.

Patch and Test Technical Controller
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1995 – 1997 (2 years) Camp Humphries, Korea
Clearance: Top Secret SCI
Patch and Test NCOIC Zoeckler Station, Military Intel Bn.
Depot Level Maint. Microwave/Satellite Systems Operator/Maintainer
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1993 – 1995 (2 years) Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Clearance: Top Secret
Electronic Tech responsible for Level II and higher maintenance of Microwave/Satellite Systems.
Technical Controller
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1990 – 1993 (3 years) Sacramento, Army Depot (Special Duty Assignment)
Clearance: Top Secret SCI
Communications Specialist responsible for all circuit builds within the DMS (Defense Mobile Systems) network.
Technical Controller
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1989 – 1990 (1 year) Sinop, Turkey
Clearance: Top Secret SCI
Tech Controller responsible for the everyday reliabilitiy of Voice/Data communications. Responsible for daily/weekly/monthly crypto changeover.
Technical Controller
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1984 – 1989 (5 years) Pueblo Army Depot (Special Duty Assignment)
Clearance: Top Secret SCI
Communications Specialist responsible for all circuit builds within the DMS (Defense Mobile Systems) network.
Technical Controller (Autodin Controller)
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
1982 – 1984 (2 years) Livorno, Italy
Clearance: Top Secret SSBI
Tech Controller responsible for the everyday reliabilitiy of Voice/Data communications. Responsible for daily circuit builds/monitoring/trobleshooting/in-out of service reporting.
Pablo Mora's Languages
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Pablo Mora's Skills & Expertise
BMC Remedy
Communications Security
Active Directory
Computer Security
Fiber Optics
Network Security
Software Installation
Disaster Recovery
Security Clearance
Computer Network Operations
Network Design
Information Assurance
Cisco Technologies

Pablo Mora's Education
CompTia, IT

2011 – 2017 (expected)

Station Technical Controller

Veve Calzada High School

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