Black Hand* – Livery company captains or journeymen with "Privy Seal Licenses to Kill, Extort and Bribe" for City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1527, Master Mariners and Air Pilots 1929 and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – alumni include U.S. Presidents James Monroe, James Garfield, Calvin Coolidge John F. Kennedy.
McConnell claims that in 1962, the late pedophile Lord Privy Seal and commander of the Honourable Artillery Company Lt. Col. Edward Heath outsourced the U.K.'s four-minute warning system, the NPL cesium clock and Telstar communications to Serco's Black Hand journeymen who were then able to synchronize contract hits in the United Kingdom and the United States to within 1 μs of each other (previous efforts were only accurate to 2,000 μs).
McConnell claims that Lt. Col. Heath (died 2005) groomed the present Lord Privy Seal Baroness Stowell in the use of Black Hand murder-for-hire arson networks at the UK Ministry of Defence (1986-1988), the British Embassy in the United States (1988-1991) and U.K. Prime Minister John Major's Press Office (1993-1997) and then placed her as Head of Communications [and Propaganda] for the BBC Chairmen: Gavyn Davies, Michael Grade and Michael Lyons.
McConnell notes that Serco's – the world's largest air traffic controller – Black Hand commanders replaced the Defense Red Switch Network phone in the Oval Office with Alcatel-Lucent and Airbus Cassidian 4G wireless systems sometime in 2009 before the imputed nose-up stall and subsequent crash of AF Flight 447.
McConnell invites rebuttal of his allegation that Serco offers a murder-for-hire arson service out of Reston and used Airbus (Cassidian) mobile radios to trigger the incendiary bombs which silenced Don Pyle and stop ScienceLogic's surveillance of Black Hand communications with virtual (?) identities in the Oval Office.
Prequel 1: #2243: Marine Links Serco's Black Hand In The Middle To Privy Seal Oval Office And Airbus Nose Up Stalls
Knocked Off? Tech Tycoon 'Don Pyle' and Family Members Missing After Massive Mansion Fire
Serco Black Hand journeymen removed the Defense Red Switch Network phone from the Oval Office in 2009
Serco Black Hand journeymen allegedly replaced Red Switch with Alcatel-Lucent and Airbus Cassidian 4G communications so Oval Office identities could manage hits and CSI outcomes
Cassidian at PMRExpo 2013
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"MailOnline 'I never knew I could hurt this badly': Mother confirms her two daughters died alongside their tech tycoon grandfather, grandmother and two other children in Annapolis mansion blaze
Picturesque property near Chesapeake Bay engulfed by flames in the early hours of Monday morning xxBelonged to Don Pyle, former CEO of several large tech companies, and now COO of Virginia-based ScienceLogic
The children killed in the fire have been named as Lexi, Katie, Charlotte and Wes Boone
Stacey Boone, who is married to Sandy Pyle's son Randy, reportedly confirmed her daughters Lexi and Katie had perished and spoke of her grief to friends
It is believed Randy's brother is the father to the two other grandchildren who died
Eighty-five firefighters were sent to battle the 3:30am fire that ravaged the home, which took four hours to control
The 16,000sq ft, $9million home built in 2005, had swimming pools and private courtyard, and was designed to resemble a castle
By KIERAN CORCORAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 12:34 GMT, 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:35 GMT, 21 January 2015
A tech tycoon, his wife and their four grandchildren were killed after a devastating blaze ripped through their Annapolis mansion in the early hours of Monday, it has been confirmed.
Emergency crews in Annapolis were scrambled to the blaze at the waterfront home of Don Pyle, a former CEO, but were unable to save the couple and the children.
Don Pyle, 56, lived in the 16,000sq ft home with his wife Sandra. Authorities are yet to confirm the deaths but a local headteacher sent out a letter to staff and students on Tuesday confirming the family had been killed and naming the grandchildren as Lexi Boone, Katie Boone, Charlotte Boone and Wes Boone.
Stacey Boone, mother to two daughters Lexi and Katie with Sandra Pyle's son Randy Boone, also confirmed they had died, according to The Capital.
In a message on Facebook Tuesday, she wrote: 'I never knew that I could hurt this badly. It’s unreal. All one big nightmare that I can’t wake up from.'
It is believed the other two children are the Pyles' grandchildren through another son.
Severn School headmaster Douglas Lagarde announced the school would be closed out of respect for the tragedy It is assumed but not confirmed that some of the grandchildren were enrolled at the Lower School of the $17,770 a year private prep school.
It came as criminal investigators pored over the ruins of the house for any signs the blaze could have been arson. Specialists with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives now say the fire is 'suspicious' - partly because of how quickly it ravaged the home."
"UCS Central governs multiple UCS domains
By Jim Duffy
Network World | Nov 1, 2012 2:38 PM PT
Cisco this week unveiled a new management system for its UCS servers that is designed to simplify management of thousands of servers spread across geographies and data centers, from a single pane of glass.
UCS Central lets IT managers control a globally distributed UCS infrastructure comprised of multiple domains, with the ability to ensure service and configure service profiles, ID pools, policies and firmware, Cisco says. UCS Central also has an XML API for integration with third-party systems management and cloud orchestration tools.
DIRECTION: Guide to Cloud Management Software
Cisco's existing UCS Manger product governs a single domain, made up of UCS Manager and all the UCS server and network access components it manages. UCS Central requires UCS Manager for local domain management while UCS Central provides tiered management for the global infrastructure.
UCS Central also aggregates server inventory, fault information and notifications across multiple domains to facilitate service assurance of the UCS infrastructure. The XML API also integrates Cisco's Intelligent Automation application with UCS Central for the creation of global UCS service profile templates across data centers.
Third parties writing to the UCS Central API include Compuware, for control of application performance across data centers, private, public, and hybrid clouds; Cloupia, for the ability to replicate between multiple sites for disaster recovery; Zenoss, for discovery, monitoring and managing UCS performance and capacity utilization; ScienceLogic, for surveillance of multi-tenant data centers; and Splunk, for gleaning operational intelligence from Big Data generated by thousands of UCS servers. Cisco also enhanced the single-domain UCS Manager with a new version of the product. Release 2.1 of UCS Manager allows for more simplified connectivity of Cisco C-series rack servers by adding features previously available only to blade form factors, such as reduced cabling and rapid application deployment, Cisco says.
UCS Manager 2.1 with the Cisco Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1225 reduces the number of cables for virtual servers from nine down to two, Cisco says. The number of switches and adapters can also be reduced, the company says.
UCS Manager 2.1 also gives customers new storage topology choices, Cisco says. It supports multi-hop FCoE, for consolidation of LAN and SAN. FibreChannel zoning in UCS Manager 2.1 provides incremental scaling path with "pod" deployments requiring no SAN switches, Cisco says. And NetApp storage users can consolidate FCoE, iSCSI and NAS traffic on the same port and cable, the company says.
As of August 2012, there are more than 15,800 UCS customers, and more than half of the Fortune 500 have invested in the product, Cisco says. Lastly, Cisco also enhanced its Intelligent Automation for Cloud management software with release 3.1. The 3.1 version of IAC features CloudSync, for cloud infrastructure discovery and resource tracking so administrators can assess resources and make necessary changes to optimize service delivery.
Another feature is Virtual Data Centers, designed for self-service provisioning and management of multiple virtual data centers -- not just virtual machines. These data centers span virtual and physical compute, through UCS Manager, and networking resources, and can be provisioned according to infrastructure consumption limits.
Version 3.1 also includes Network Services Manager, which lets customers order network resources -- like VLANs -- from a self-service portal. Cisco says NSM provides the foundation for network-as-a-service in future releases of IAC.
Version 3.1 of IAC is consistent with Cisco's intent to manage multiple cloud environments such as OpenStack, Amazon EC2 and VMware vCloud Director.
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Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 28 years, 23 at Network World. He covers enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers and switches. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy and at firstname.lastname@example.org."
"The Digital Reservation
But consider that only last year, 39% of the world's population used the Internet. This digital divide cuts across even the most developed nations like United States. The Native American population is one example: more than 90 percent of tribal populations lack high-speed Internet access, and usage rates are as low as 5 percent in some areas, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Add to that the high school dropout rate for Native Americans is among the highest in the country.
Broadband access can be a ticket to keeping teens in school and cultivating their success. Recognizing the vital role technology plays in a 21st Century education, Alcatel-Lucent is teaming up with Verizon in delivering a special program for Native American youth living in 10 school-related dormitories on reservations across the West and Midwest. The program was announced by President Obama in his June 13 visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and will connect more than 1,000 Native American middle and high school students to the Internet.
Verizon will deploy network infrastructure including Alcatel-Lucent LTE small cells (think of them as mini radio cell towers) for added capacity, coverage and optimal performance. In addition, each student will receive a wireless tablet from Microsoft and hands-on training in how to use the devices effectively for learning. Verizon also engaged Cross Wireless, a participant in Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America program, to deliver on this critical program."
"Alcatel-Lucent and Cassidian demonstrate interoperable 4G broadband wireless communications Alcatel-Lucent together with Cassidian (formerly EADS Defence & Security) and PlantCML®, the North American subsidiary of Cassidian, for the first time demonstrated interoperability between a live broadband LTE wireless network and digital land mobile radio (LMR) commonly used by local police, fire departments and other emergency responders.
The joint mission-critical communications solution was demonstrated at the 2010 Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference in Houston and highlighted a variety of voice, video and data applications. The demonstrations showed previews of new wireless public safety applications including the latest in command and control, interoperable field communications, operations management, mobile video, identity verification and more.
Access to high-speed, broadband wireless networks enhances communications and situational awareness within and between public safety agencies while helping to streamline operations and reduce the costs associated with maintaining multiple non-interoperable networks. By using LTE, the most robust wireless technology available, the Alcatel-Lucent and Cassidian solution delivers far more types of information including mobile video faster.
"Ultimately, it is expected that our joint solutions will deliver voice and data capabilities that are today associated with fixed public safety centers to any location, at any time," said Darrin J. Reilly, chief operating officer, PlantCML. "This will bring state and local agencies more operational capabilities, much needed interoperability, and most importantly choice and control in the solutions deployed."
In the short term, LTE-based solutions will provide high-speed remote access to databases, report management systems, e-mail and internal/external Internet-based resources and will eventually support rich graphics and streaming mobile video. That could give rescue teams instant access to blueprints to help them more quickly locate survivors in an earthquake. It would enable police officers to use digital imaging to catalog crime scene photos or file reports remotely, allowing them to spend more time in the field.
"Real-time access to mission-related information—anytime, anywhere— improves coordination and response time and ultimately saves lives," said Ken Wirth, President, 4G/LTE Wireless Networks, Alcatel- Lucent. "This solution marks an important milestone in the collaboration we announced with Cassidian which brings together a force in the global public safety market with a leader in 4G LTE as well as in other critical communications technologies."
Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of commercial deployments of LTE. At the 2010 APCO conference, Alcatel- Lucent's "Rover" Incident Command Center was on display. Live LTE demos took place, including: emergency call handling of 9-1-1 calls with LTE-enabled video and automatic number identification; mobile radio dispatch with LTE communicating with PlantCML's CORP25 VoIP product on the computer; and two fixed cameras within the booth that streamed mobile video with low latency. According to Danny Locklear, VP Marketing at Alcatel-Lucent, this technology "enables the masses to have good quality video in a mobile environment." Real time means three times less latency. Some of the key expectations of LTE include: faster way of passing data; allow more users in a cost-effective manner; interoperability. The openness of the interfaces and the economies of scale are very critical. A shared network means relationships with service providers beyond what private networks offer. Although there is an increased public awareness about LTE, "we need more education on 4G; we need more people on it," Locklear stated. Developed by Cassidian in Europe and also shown at APCO was the Enhanced Situational Awareness Concept Demonstration. Basically a cityscape over a glass table, it allows for 3D navigation from a command and control perspective, driven by touchscreen capabilities. Users can touch or use a joystick to manually move views, and they can link directly from the table to radios to P25 network to call specific units during a crisis situation. An alarm will sound and a red box pops up on the table’s screen if a 9-1-1 call comes in. Users can send video from the table to a mobile unit so officers in the field have the best situational awareness possible. An intuitive platform for defense and security at both the national and local levels, the Enhanced Situational Concept Demo will be deployed in the States in late 2011.
G8/G20 Summits & Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Cassidian, through subsidiary PlantCML®, announced that its CORP25 digital, trunked land mobile radio system served a mission critical role in security during the recent G8 and G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, handling in excess of 264,000 radio transmissions. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP worked in concert with the Ontario Provincial Police, the Canadian Forces, Toronto Police Service and other law enforcement and security agencies to ensure the public safety of the thousands of summit attendees, reporters, visitors and residents.
One of the most rapidly deployed (in less than seven months) large scale mission critical systems of its kind, this state-of-the-art, open-standard IP-based CORP25 digital radio communications network not only serviced the RCMP's critical communications needs during the G8 and G20 Summits, it will also be expanded to provide ongoing safety and security for the province of Ontario, Canada. The APCO Project 25 (P25) digital public safety radio communication network, along with command and control centers, will now serve the entire province of Ontario as a component of the new Central Region Operation Communication System.
The G8 and G20 summits are held annually for world leaders to discuss topics of global concern ranging from terrorism to the economy. Canadian public safety officials have stated the summits represented the largest deployment of security personnel for a major event in Canadian history. It is estimated that this deployment surpasses that of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with more sites and more users' devices covering a larger geographical area, all implemented in less than 25 percent of the time.
"The Cassidian CORP25 system worked reliably, surpassing high levels of standard Quality of Service metrics. With more than 2,500 terminals used during the event, security operations processed more than 58,000 radio transmissions per day, all handled seamlessly during the events," said Chuck Sackley, VP and GM for Land Mobile Radio Solutions.
"More and more, we see organizers of large events—political gatherings, sporting competitions, concerts or multi-jurisdictional security events—opting for open standardsbased, interoperable digital radio networks to help them coordinate the efforts of their security personnel," said Pierre Delestrade, president and CEO, Cassidian Canada. "Cassidian is proud to provide the security backbone necessary to assure the smooth running of such high-profile events as well as longterm communications for the future of the region."
To provide the most current equipment available, Cassidian worked with Motorola, Zetron and EXACOM. EXACOM supplied its Hindsight-G2™ Multi-Media P25 Logging Recorder System. This recording system incorporates the latest in public safety recording initiatives with integrations to address both Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1- 1) technology and P25 IP radio systems. Zetron provided its Advanced Communication (Acom) dispatch console system. Acom is a fully digital switching and multiplexing system that represents the state-of-the-art in dispatch console technology for mission-critical applications. The Acom system for this project included functionality that was optimized specifically for this application. As previously announced in May, Motorola XTS 2500 digital portable radios were also part of the total solution.
Its deployment for the G8 and G20 summits was another example of how the open, standards-compliant nature of CORP25 enables public safety agencies, such as the RCMP "O" Division, to select components from multiple vendors to create a "best in class" network that is tailored to address the specific needs of the agency at the lowest cost of ownership as well as extending the life of the network. Photo courtesy of Cassidian and PlantCML."
"The Lord Privy Seal (or, more formally, the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal) is the fifth of the Great Officers of State in the United Kingdom, ranking beneath the Lord President of the Council and above the Lord Great Chamberlain. The office is one of the traditional sinecure offices of state. Originally, its holder was responsible for the monarch's personal (privy) seal (as opposed to the Great Seal of the Realm, which is in the care of the Lord Chancellor). Today, the holder of the office is invariably given a seat in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
Though one of the oldest offices in government anywhere, it has no particular function today because the use of a privy seal has been obsolete for centuries; thus the office has generally been used as a kind of Minister without Portfolio. Since the premiership of Clement Attlee, the position of Lord Privy Seal has frequently been combined with that of Leader of the House of Lords or Leader of the House of Commons. The office of Lord Privy Seal, unlike those of Leader of the Lords or Commons, is eligible for a ministerial salary under the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975.
During the reign of Edward I, prior to 1307, the Privy Seal was kept by the Keeper of the Wardrobe. The Lord Privy Seal was the president of the Court of Requests during its existence.
…. The wardrobe, along with the chamberlain, made up the personal part of medieval English government known as the king's household. Originally the room where the king's clothes, armour and treasure was stored the term was expanded to describe its contents and then the department of clerks who ran it. The wardrobe treasure of gold and jewels, funded by but not under the control of the treasury (and therefore Parliament) enabled the king to make secret and rapid payments to fund his diplomatic and military operations."
"SERCO has come a long way since the 1960s when it ran the 'four-minute warning' system to alert the nation to a ballistic missile attack.….. Serco runs the [Skynet Military-Satellite Communications Network under a Private (Privy Seal) Finance Initiative with Airbus] Docklands Light Railway, five UK prisons, airport radar and forest bulldozers in Florida."
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