Saturday, September 6, 2014

#2101: Marine Links Serco's time-tagged Underground Bombers to Inland Revenue TRUMP and Lloyd's Register Sabotage Test

Plum City - ( United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's apparent deployment of time-tagged London Underground bombers on 7/7/2005 to Inland Revenue tax credits laundered through the TRUMP project and sabotage vulnerability testing on 7/7 by Lloyd's Register for the as-yet unidentified law firm (Sidley Austin?) which retained Peter Power as a consultant.

McConnell claims Serco launched a time-tagged bombing service after winning the contract to operate the NPL GPS clock in 1994 from the then-UK Defence Minister Nicholas Soames whose brother Serco CEO Rupert Soames appears to have used the clock to hack the IT systems of Serco's TRUMP partners – Inland Revenue, Lloyd's Register and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) – and reward the 7/7 saboteurs with electronic transfers of tax credits, insurance claim proceeds and/or stock tips.

McConnell claims that Serco directors authorized the transmission of time-tagged bomber-synchronizing signals on 7/7 while Peter Power was confused by a rehearsal going rogue and Lloyd's Register used its TRUMP partners in a phony ISO/IEC 27001 sabotage test on the London Underground's signalling system.

Prequel 1: #2100: Marine Links Serco Time-Tagged License To Kill to Lloyd's Register Alibi ON, Dr. Kelly Suicide OFF

Prequel 1: #2097: Marine Links Churchill Grandsons to Serco’s Time-On-Tag Offenders, Glasgow’s Power-Surged Underground Bombs

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"Peter Power Reveals More Details of 7/7 Terrorist Bombing Drills 
Names the company he was working with on the morning of London Bombings
Steve Watson  Monday, April 6, 2009

Peter Power, the former Scotland Yard official Anti-Terrorist Branch official, who oversaw drills of the very events of the London bombings on the morning of 7/7 as they were happening, has revealed more details behind the events for the first time in three and a half years.

'Of just eight nearby tube stations that fell within possible exercise scope, three were chosen that, by coincidence, were involved in the awful drama that actually took place on 7 July 2005. A level of scenario validation that on this occasion, we could have done without.

An exercise that turns into the real thing is not that unusual. For example, in January 2003, thirty people were injured when a tube train derailed and hit a wall at speed. At the same time, the City of London Police were running an exercise for their central casualty bureau where the team quickly abandoned their plans and swung into action to cope with the real thing.

For a surprising number of people such coincidences cannot be accepted as such. There just has to be a conspiracy behind them, despite the obvious point that painstaking research will always identify probable above possible scenarios. By the way, the only reason I was asked to speak on TV news that day, when there was still much confusion about the real tragedies, was to encourage more organisations to thoroughly plan their own exercises knowing the threat of terrorism is and remains, very real. One tragic consequence being Islam, a great Abrahamic, monotheistic faith (along with Judaism and Christianity), has undeservedly become vilified by some people.

Peter Power
Visor Consultants'"

"More than two-thirds of Government contracts held by the controversial outsourcing giants Serco and G4S are open to fraud and error, ministers have admitted.

An official investigation into £5.9bn of outsourcing contracts held by the firms found evidence on Thursday of "inconsistent management" in 22 out of the 28 deals across eight Government departments and agencies. In the majority of the contracts, the review found that there were "key deficiencies" in invoice and payment processes that could lead to overcharging.

The review was ordered in the wake of the scandal involving Serco and G4S's tagging contracts.
Serco on Thursday agreed to repay the Government £68.5m. The scandal concerned the Ministry of Justice being charged for tagging people who were found to be dead, back in prison or overseas. Both Serco and G4S are currently being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office."
"Half of offenders with electronic tags breach curfews, inspectors claim
Criminals given electronic tags are being allowed to breach their curfews and roam the streets yet escape further punishment, inspectors warn today.
By Martin Beckford, Home Affairs Editor
6:10AM BST 14 Jun 2012

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation found that an offender under orders to stay at home for 12 hours a day could go out for 11 hours and 59 minutes but still only receive a mild warning.

The watchdog also uncovered "deeply worrying" problems with the way the system is run, such as a man who had beaten his wife being sent back to live with her under curfew, which led to another assault.

Only yesterday it emerged that a teenager who stabbed an architecture student to death had been subject to a curfew, but had removed his tag. The 15 year–old, who cannot be named, murdered Steven Grisales, 21, in north London after the student told him off for throwing conkers. The boy was jailed for a minimum of 10–and–a–half years at the Old Bailey.

In many cases where offenders had breached the terms of their curfews, investigators could not even find out who was in charge of their cases, while court staff made "basic errors" on important forms. HMore than hlf of offenders had breached thei curfew in some way, they found.

A separate report on the £100million a year tagging regime published today by the probation union Napo claimed there were often problems with the electronic tags themselves, as they reportedly stopped working if offenders went in metal baths or simply lived in remote areas.

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It calls into question the Government's plan to greatly expand electronic tagging of criminals, with an estimated 180,000 people facing being monitored by satellite 24 hours a day.

Keith Vaz, the chairman of the cross-party Home Affairs Committee, said: "I am very concerned by the extent of electronic tagging violations that have been allowed to continue....."

"[Lloyd's Register] Human factors in signalling

We provide a range of human factors support across the signalling environment, from the design of control rooms and configuration of driver cabs to the intuitive display of the Visual Display Units.

How we can help

We have worked on a variety of signalling projects, from lever frame boxes and NX panels to VDU based signalling control and ERTMS/ETCS providing human factors support from large-scale IECC signalling control centre design to simple like-for-like NX panel upgrades. 

Our extensive experience of railway systems from Network Rail and London Underground in the UK to current systems in Hong Kong and Australia means we understand the human factors requirements on systems of all types across the world.

What are the benefits?

Human factors is a discipline centred on people, placing the user - which could be staff, passengers, members of the emergency services - at the heart of the process.

For example, ergonomics and human factors principles can be applied to the design of signalling control centres  to ensure that the physical and mental (cognitive) characteristics of the controller are considered in the layout and of the building and the individual work stations. Meanwhile cab interfaces should ensure the driver has all the information he needs within an eye-line that does not distract from driving the vehicle in all conditions (such as in direct sunlight or through tunnels."

Following a demanding nine-month preparation and implementation period, IST was successfully audited and certified to the ISO 27001:2005 standard (Information Security Management System), as issued by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) - a subsidiary of the Lloyd's Register Group.

ISO/IEC 27001 aims to ensure that adequate controls addressing confidentiality, integrity and availability of information are in place to safeguard the information of interested parties. These include customers, employees, trading partners and the needs of society in general.

Unprotected systems are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, such as computer-assisted fraud, sabotage and viruses. These threats can be internal or external, and both accidental or malicious. Breaches in information security can allow vital information to be accessed, stolen, corrupted or lost.

By adopting the ISO 27001 standard, we minimize business risk by ensuring controls are in place to reduce the probability of security threats and to avoid system weaknesses being exploited.

Regular surveillance visits and certificate renewal visits every three years make sure that our Information Security Management System continues to meet the requirements of the standard."

"ISO/IEC 27001:2005, part of the growing ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, is an information security management system (ISMS) standard published in October 2005 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). 

Its full name is ISO/IEC 27001:2005 – Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements. As of July 2013, a new version is in draft: ISO/IEC 27001:2013. ISO 27001:2013 has been available in its release form since 25 September 2013.

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 formally specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. Being a formal specification means that it mandates specific requirements. Organizations that claim to have adopted ISO/IEC 27001 can therefore be formally audited and certified compliant with the standard (more below).

The standard contains 11 domains (apart from introductory sections):

Security policy - management direction
Organization of information security - governance of information security
Asset management - inventory and classification of information assets
Human resources security - security aspects for employees joining, moving and leaving an organization
Physical and environmental security - protection of the computer facilities
Communications and operations management - management of technical security controls in systems and networks
Access control - restriction of access rights to networks, systems, applications, functions and data
Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance - building security into applications
Information security incident management - anticipating and responding appropriately to information security breaches
Business continuity management - protecting, maintaining and recovering business-critical processes and systems
Compliance - ensuring conformance with information security policies, standards, laws and regulations"

"The TRUMP project has successfully raised the usability maturity of two large organisations and is providing information to help other organisations achieve similar results.

TRUMP has trialled a number of techniques to improve the human-centredness of two large organisations' IT development processes. The trial was part funded by the European Commission as ESPRIT project 28015 TRUMP.
Usability is the quality of a system in use, and is the ultimate objective of IT development. Truly usable IT systems are the result of a human-centred development process.
Developing usable systems requires a human-centred approach by all those involved in design and development, as well as the integration of human-centred design and evaluation activities throughout the development methodology. TRUMP has raised the usability maturity of the trial organisations.
TRUMP showed how user centred methods could be integrated into the development process of the two participating organisations. TRUMP will enable the organisations to adopt the techniques more widely.
Who was involved?

The TRUMP project involved three partners and one subcontractor. Serco Usability Services co-ordinated the project and provided the usability expertise to the user partners, IR and IAI. Lloyd's Register provided independent assessment of the usability maturity before and after the application at IR.

Serco Usability Services
Serco Usability Services, previously at the National Physical Laboratory, has been developing and applying practical human-centred evaluation and design techniques for many years. It was the co-ordinating partner for TRUMP and was the project's source of expertise in human-centred techniques.
Inland Revenue
The Inland Revenue is the tax collection department of the UK Government. With over 60,000 staff, IR relies on IT for administrative support. Because they must implement Government tax policy, IR must be able to implement new business systems rapidly and correctly.
Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)
Israel Aircraft Industries design and build aircraft and avionics equipment. IAI has a reputation for efficiency and quality, and the techniques introduced by TRUMP improved their development efficiency and the quality of the products.
Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register performed independent assessment of the usability maturity of the Inland Revenue, both before and after the introduction of the human-centred techniques.


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TRUMP is part funded by the European Commission under ESPRIT project 28015.
The web site was designed by Nigel Bevan and Ian Curson.
Last updated 12-Decl-00."

"[Serco's] ExperienceLab was an immense help to BBC News in making sense of the consumer feedback [synchronized generation of wag the dog stories] . The usability studies that they carried out for us produced several key messages. These were unexpected, compelling and immensely useful. ExperienceLab made a huge impact on our thinking and our decision-making processes.

Project Director, BBC News Online"

"Felicity Ross - Head of Corporate Affairs - Asia Pacific at Serco
Sydney, Australia 
Public Relations and Communications
Felicity Ross's Overview
Head of Corporate Affairs - Asia Pacific at Serco
Head of Communications at Police Federation of England and Wales
Freelance Communications Consultant at Freelance communications consultant
Strategic Communications Adviser at The Home Office
Felicity Ross' Experience
Head of Corporate Affairs - Asia Pacific
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
August 2014 – Present (2 months) North Sydney
Head of Communications
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Law Enforcement industry
November 2012 – October 2013 (1 year) Leatherhead, Surrey, UK
Freelance Communications Consultant
Public Relations and Communications industry
February 2012 – November 2012 (10 months) bahrain
Strategic Communications Adviser
Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Relations industry
February 2010 – February 2012 (2 years 1 month) London, United Kingdom
Head of Corporate Press Office
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
2008 – 2010 (2 years)
Personal media adviser to the Commissioner of the MPS
Head of Community Engagement Press Office
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
July 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 4 months) New Scotland Yard, London

Deputy media and communications adviser to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner

Tasked with setting up the Met's first ethnic and specialist media engagement team
Head of HR Press Office
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
October 2003 – July 2007 (3 years 10 months) New Scotland Yard, London
Internal Communications Manager (Contract), Oracle HRMS Implementation Project
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
January 2002 – October 2003 (1 year 10 months) London, United Kingdom
Business Consolidation Project Communications Manager (Contract) - Change Management Division
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry
August 2001 – January 2002 (6 months) City of London
Internal Communications Manager (Contract) - Risk Control Project, Operational Risk Division
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HX; Banking industry
May 2000 – October 2000 (6 months) City of London
Communications Assistant (Contract)
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DB; Investment Banking industry
January 1999 – June 1999 (6 months) City of London
Client Relationship Manager – Funds Management Division
BT Investment Management
1996 – 1998 (2 years) Sydney, Australia

Yours sincerely,

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation


  1. Ecclesiasticus 13:8-14, "Beware that thou be not deceived, and brought down in thy jollity. If thou be invited of a mighty man [*sheriff, policeman, agent, etc.], withdraw thyself [*avoid], and so much the more will he invite thee. Press thou not upon him, lest thou be put back; stand not far off, lest thou be forgotten. Affect not to be made equal unto him in talk, and believe not his many words: for with much communication will he tempt thee, and smiling upon thee will get out thy secrets: But cruelly will he lay up thy words, and will not spare to do thee hurt, and to put thee in prison. Observe, and take good heed, for thou walkest in peril of thy overthrowing: when thou hearest these things, awake in thy sleep. Love the Lord all thy life, and call upon Him for salvation."


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