"In a column for the Guardian four weeks before his death [murder], Cook caused a stir when he described Al-Qaeda as a product of a western intelligence: Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by Western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file [allegedly in the custody of Serco and Marcy operatives at the National Visa Center] of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians."
McConnell notes that Serco has operated the security and air traffic control systems which track guests at the Sheraton Hotel in Dubai and passengers of the Emirates airline for over 50 years.
McConnell claims that Serco, the world’s biggest outsourcing company, built Al-Qaeda out of the National Visa Center database in 1994 – the same year that Marcy, then-Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, launched Con Air (JPATS) in a joint venture with Serco.
McConnell claims that Marcy and former UK Minister of Defense Nicholas Soames (1994-1997) developed the Serco Hotel Emirates booking system to move Al-Qaeda agents into crime scenes with forged visas and passports such as the passport of American Airlines Flight 11 hijacker, Satam al-Suqami, apparently planted and found near Vesey Street before the towers collapsed!
McConnell alleges that his sister, the former Chief Operating Officer of the Small Business Administration, set aside contracts with al-Qaeda's 8(a) companies to stand down the Air Force command during a 9/11 continuity of government exercise so that Serco air traffic controllers in hotels could impute ad hoc waypoints for nearby crime scenes to be targeted by hijacked planes.
McConnell challenges his sister and Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond while reminding them of the Jeffersonian dictum "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."
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"Satam Muhammed Abdel Rahman al-Suqami (Arabic: سطام السقامي, Saṭām as-Suqāmī) (June 28, 1976 – September 11, 2001) was a Saudi law student and one of five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11 as part of the September 11 attacks.
Suqami had been a law student until he was recruited into al-Qaeda along with Majed Moqed, another hijacker, and traveled to Afghanistan where he would be chosen to participate in the 9/11 attacks.
He arrived in the United States in April 2001. On September 11, 2001, Suqami boarded American Airlines Flight 11 and participated in the hijacking of the plane so that it could be crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the coordinated attacks. …
Suqami's passport was found by a passerby (identity unknown), reportedly in the vicinity of Vesey Street, before the towers collapsed. (This was mistakenly reported by many news outlets to be Mohamed Atta's passport.) A columnist for the British newspaper The Guardian expressed incredulity [planted stories for plausible denial] about the authenticity of this report, questioning whether a paper passport could survive the inferno unsinged when the plane's black boxes were never found. According to testimony before the 9/11 Commission by lead counsel Susan Ginsburg, his passport had been "manipulated in a fraudulent manner in ways that have been associated with al Qaeda." Passports belonging to Ziad Jarrah and Saeed al-Ghamdi were found at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 as well as an airphone."
"Suqami's visa application. The stamp with the “No” crossed states: “Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?"
The consular officer who issued the visa said he interviewed Suqami because he described his present occupation as "dealer," the word Saudis often put on their applications when they meant “businessman.” The officer testified that he asked Suqami a number of questions, including, he believes, who was paying for the trip. Although the officer stated that notes were always taken during interviews, none were written on Suqami's application, raising the possibility that the officer's memory of having conducted an interview was false. In any case, Suqami evidently raised no suspicions and his application was approved.
April 23, 2001. According to INS records, Waleed al Shehri and Satam al Suqami, both Saudis, entered together at Orlando from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Suqami was the only Saudi muscle hijacker admitted on business, and only for one month. Both were admitted by the same primary immigration inspector."
"Starwood Hotels & Resorts Marks the Opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
Hotel With 14 hotels across Dubai and Six More Scheduled to Open in the Next Five Years, Starwood's Portfolio in this Global Gateway Hub is Stronger than Ever DUBAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2013-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Majid Al Futtaim Properties today celebrated the opening ofSheraton® Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. With this opening, Starwood now operates 14 hotels in Dubai, representing the highest concentration of Starwood hotels in any individual city outside of New York. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is directly connected to Dubai’s leading shopping destination, Mall of the Emirates, which features more than 560 international retail brands and is also home to the iconic Ski Dubai snow dome.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrates the opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel.
"Sheraton has a long history in the Middle East, spanning over 50 years and it continues to be one of the most sought-after hotel brands in the region,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “With the opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, our brand portfolio in the region is stronger than ever and globally, we are anticipating record-breaking growth with plans to open our 500th Sheraton hotel by 2015.""
"When should I appear for my immigrant visa interview? The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives applications for immigrant and diversity visas on an appointment basis only. Applicants for immigrant or diversity visas will receive notification of an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi via a letter from the National Visa Center or the Kentucky Consular Center. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also accepts petitions from U.S. citizens resident in the UAE on a limited basis and will notify immigrant visa applicants of their appointments. For further information on immigrant visa interview appointments, please refer to our Immigrant Visa Interview Appointments page on this website."
"The Air Force Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SAF/SB), the Small Business Administration, and the Veteran's Administration are pleased to team up to train acquisition professionals on small business capabilities and the programs established to enhance opportunities for small businesses.
WHAT IS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE?
A "set-aside for small business" is the reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by small business concerns.
WHEN TO USE: Acquisition of supplies or services valued between $2,500 to $100,000 are automatically reserved exclusively for small business and shall be set aside for small business unless there is not a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery.
The CO shall set aside any acquisition over $100,000 for small business participation when there is a reasonable expectation that offers will be obtained from at least two responsible small business concerns, and award will be made at fair market prices. (19.502-2)
HOW TO USE: Conduct market research.
Suggested method: CCR/Dynamic Small Business Search and relevant "NAICS Code" and/or "Keyword" criteria. Go to: http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/dsp_dsbs.cfm (FAR 10.002(b)(2)). Publish requirement as customary, noting Small Business Set-aside."
"Serco Services Inc. 10-K 2006 http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/SI_International_(SINT)/Filing/10-K/2006/F3136901
Throughout this document, we occasionally distinguish between SI International, Inc., as a company separate from its subsidiaries, and SI International, Inc., as a company combined with its subsidiaries. In order to clarify which entity we are referring to in various discussions, we use the terms "SI International, Inc." and "SI International" to refer to SI International, Inc. without its subsidiaries. All other references, including “SI," "the Company," "we" and "us" refer to SI International and its subsidiaries.
NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a recompetition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with an announced value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options.
We are a provider of mission critical information technology and network solutions primarily to the Federal Government. Our business is guided by our experienced team of eight executive officers and over twenty-five other corporate officers who manage and are responsible for successfully growing our business. As of the end of fiscal year 2005, we employed over 4,000 employees. Approximately 85% of our employees hold Federal Government security clearances or have passed National Agency Checks. Approximately 15% of our employees hold Top Secret security clearances. A significant portion of our employees who hold Top Secret security clearances also hold Sensitive Compartmental Information clearances, which permit us to bid on highly classified projects.
Our broad set of contract vehicles gives us extensive reach and enables us to deliver a full range of our services and solutions to the Federal Government. The strength of our service offerings and information technology expertise allows us to maintain substantial relationships with clients, some of whom have been clients of ours, or of one of our acquired businesses, for over 20 years. In fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2004, we derived approximately 75% and 81%, respectively, of our revenue from contracts on which we acted as prime contractor. Acting as a prime contractor provides us with stronger client relationships, as well as the visibility and access to new work that are not available when acting as a subcontractor. Our total backlog as of December 31, 2005 was approximately $854 million, of which approximately $191 million was funded. See "—Backlog" for a discussion of how we calculate backlog.
Item 1A. Risk Factors Risks Related to Our Industry
We depend on contracts with the Federal Government for most of our revenue, and our business would be seriously harmed if the government ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us.
We derived 98.1% and 96.6% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, from Federal Government contracts, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor. This includes 46.9% and 52.8% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, that we derived, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor, from contracts with agencies of the DoD and Intelligence community. We expect that we will continue to derive most of our revenue for the foreseeable future from work performed under Federal Government contracts. If we were suspended or otherwise prohibited from contracting with the Federal Government generally, or with any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community, or if our reputation or relationship with the Federal Government or any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community were impaired, or if any of the foregoing otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.
The following chart provides certain information regarding our four largest contracts for fiscal year 2005, in terms of revenues:
"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.
The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.
Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.
The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.
The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling.
The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the fi ling of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"
"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook
Date : 10 November 2014
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… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare.
In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing. …
For further information please contact Serco:
Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959
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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