Thursday, January 29, 2015

#2251: Marine Links Super-Bowl Threat To Serco Black-Hand Navigators, Airbus No-Fly Drones

Plum City - ( United States Marine Field McConnell has linked inferred threats of a coordinated attack on Super Bowl XLIX to Serco's Black-Hand* Navigators and the company's alleged use of Airbus (Cassidian) drones to enforce 9-1-1 no-fly zones and kill witnesses.

Black Hand* – Livery company captains or journeymen with "Privy Seal Licenses to Kill, Burn and Bribe" for the City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1537, The Master Mariners and Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929 and The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – whose alumni include U.S. Presidents James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy and – just perhaps – Barack Hussein Obama.

McConnell alleges 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 timing to Serco's Black Hand journeymen who could then synchronize navigation, hit and burn operations in the United Kingdom and United States to within 1 μs of each other (previous efforts were only accurate to 2,000 μs).

McConnell claims that Serco CEO Rupert Soames and his brother former U.K. Minister of Defense Nicholas Soames developed Black Hand / Airbus no-fly drone maneuvers after France withdrew in 1998 from the air patrols with the United States and the United Kingdom intended to stop Iraqi aircraft from flying inside zones north of the 36th parallel and south of the 33rd.

McConnell claims Serco – C4I2SR navigator for U.S. Airforce Space Command and the world's largest air traffic controller – tested Airbus's no-fly drone technologies during the Amalgam Virgo exercise of June 1-2, 2001 when the enemy – the United States Air Force! – was tricked into standing down for 30 hours of "Blue Air" time while Serco's Black Hand Navigators guided a droned aircraft along ad hoc waypoints in a simulated attack on the Capitol Building.

McConnell claims Serco's Rupert Soames, former CEO of temporary power provider Aggreko, ran Airbus 9-1-1 surveillance on Super Bowl XLVII and imputed a third-quarter partial power outage of 34 minutes (earning the game the nickname Blackout Bowl) in a spot-fixing fraud.

McConnell claims that Serco Navigators used Airbus's no-fly drones to coordinate an incendiary bomb attack on the Annapolis home of the late ScienceLogic COO Don Pyle and hack Airbus (Cassidian) 9-1-1 calls so ATF personnel could remove evidence of Black Hand accelerants.

McConnell invites rebuttal of his allegation that Serco has threatened a Black-Hand Navigator attack on Super Bowl XLIX with the use of Airbus no-fly drones to stand down legitimate 9-1-1 first responders, intimidate witnesses and control outcomes of crime-scene investigations.

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"Super Bowl XLVII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Baltimore Ravens and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2012 season. … Baltimore built a 28–6 lead early in the third quarter before a partial power outage in the Superdome [Serco's CEO Rupert Soames – then CEO Aggreko – provided power needed for TV spread betting] suspended play for 34 minutes (earning the game the nickname Blackout Bowl).[11][12] After play resumed, San Francisco scored 17 unanswered third-quarter points to cut the Ravens' lead, 28–23, and continued to chip away in the fourth quarter. With the Ravens leading late in the game, 34–29, the 49ers advanced to the Baltimore 7-yard line just before the two-minute warning but turned the ball over on downs. The Ravens then took an intentional safety in the waning moments of the game to preserve the victory. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP. Flacco became the 4th quarterback in a row to receive MVP after Drew Brees at Super Bowl XLIV, Aaron Rodgers at Super Bowl XLV, and Eli Manning at Super Bowl XLVI.[13][14] CBS broadcast the game in the U.S., and charged an average of $4 million for a 30-second commercial during the game, the highest rate for any Super Bowl."

"Off-duty drunk federal employee flew drone over White House - report Published time: January 28, 2015 04:19 
An off-duty Department of Defense employee trying out his friend’s drone from an apartment is responsible for flying the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over White House grounds, The New York Times reported.

While the drone was airborne, the US government worker – who had reportedly been drinking – lost control of it. He texted his friends, telling them he thought the drone might have crashed onto the White House grounds, and fell asleep. He woke up the next day to find out that his fear had turned out to be reality.

The man, who has not been identified, has been cooperating with the investigation and has not been charged with a crime, the Times reported. Flying a drone is illegal in Washington, DC, due to the sensitive nature of the airspace.

READ MORE: 'Small drone' found on White House grounds, Secret Service looking for suspects

A spokesman for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) confirmed to the newspaper on Tuesday that the Secret Service had questioned a government employee the day before in connection with the drone episode.

"The employee self-reported the incident Monday," said the spokesman, Don Kerr. “The employee was off duty and is not involved in work related to drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in any capacity at NGA."

Secret Service investigators were trying to verify the employee’s account of the situation as of Tuesday. They were also examining his text messages and phone records, as well as analyzing video footage from cameras around the apartment where the man said he had operated the drone.

What the incident has revealed, however, is that despite the White House having a radar system to detect flying objects, it missed the drone. This is causing authorities to worry about security risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles.

The small drone, a DHI Phantom, was detected when a Secret Service agent was patrolling the grounds on Monday morning and saw the drone flying at a low altitude. It crashed onto the lawn where it was recovered by agents.

The drone incident is the latest to raise questions about the security of the White House. It occurred four months after a man with a knife climbed over the White House fence and made it deep inside the building before officers tackled him. In 2011, a gunman three-quarters of a mile away from the White House fired shots that hit the building while one of President Barack Obama’s daughters was home.

READ MORE: Secret Service removes 4 senior officials, is 'starved for leadership'

The Secret Service's director, Julia Pierson, resigned in October after a number of security lapses. A critical report released in December found the agency is stretched beyond its limits, is too insular, and is “starved for leadership.” Five agency managers were removed from their positions in January as a result.

In India on Tuesday, President Obama said the United States needs to regulate the drone industry.

"The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack," Obama told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

"You know that there are companies like Amazon that are talking about using small drones to deliver packages...There are incredibly useful functions that these drones can play in terms of farmers who are managing crops and conservationists who want to take stock of wildlife. But we don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it." 

"The Iraqi no-fly zones were a set of two separate no-fly zones (NFZs), and were proclaimed by the United States, United Kingdom, and France after the Gulf War of 1991 to protect the Kurds in northern Iraq and Shiite Muslims in the south. Iraqi aircraft were forbidden from flying inside the zones. The policy was enforced by U.S., British, and French aircraft patrols until France withdrew in 1998. While the enforcing powers had cited United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 as authorizing the operations, the resolution contains no explicit authorization. The Secretary-General of the UN at the time the resolution was passed, Boutros Boutros-Ghali called the no-fly zones "illegal" in a later interview with John Pilger.[1][2]"

"Past no-fly zones[edit]

Iraq, 1991–2003[edit]

Main article: Iraqi no-fly zones

In 1991, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and other states intervened in Kurdish-Iraqi dispute in northern Iraq by establishing a no-fly zone in which Iraqi aircraft were prevented from flying. The intent of the no-fly zone was to prevent possible bombing and chemical attacks against the Kurdish people by the Iraqi regime. The initial operations were dubbed Operation Provide Comfort and Operation Provide Comfort II and were followed by Operation Northern Watch. While the enforcing powers had cited United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 as authorizing the operations, the resolution contains no explicit authorization. The Secretary-General of the UN at the time the resolution was passed, Boutros Boutros-Ghali called the no-fly zones "illegal" in a February 2003 interview with John Pilger.[1][2] In southern Iraq, Operation Southern Watch was established in 1992 to protect Iraq's Shia population. It originally extended to the 32nd parallel[3] but was extended to the 33rd parallel in 1996.[4]

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1993–1995[edit]

Main article: Operation Deny Flight

In 1992, the United Nations Security Council passed United Nations Security Council Resolution 781, prohibiting unauthorized military flights in Bosnian airspace. This led to Operation Sky Monitor, where NATO monitored violations of the no-fly zone but did not take action against violators of the resolution. In response to 500 documented violations by 1993,[5] including one combat violation,[6] the Security Council passed Resolution 816, which prohibited all unauthorized flights and allowed all UN member states to "take all necessary ensure compliance with [the no-fly zone restrictions]."[7] This led to Operation Deny Flight. NATO later launched air strikes during Operation Deny Flight and during Operation Deliberate Force.

Lessons from Iraq and Bosnia[edit]

A 2004 Stanford University paper published in The Journal of Strategic Studies, "Lessons from Iraq and Bosnia on the Theory and Practice of No-fly Zones," reviewed the effectiveness of the air-based campaigns in achieving military objectives. The paper's findings were: 1) A clear, unified command structure is essential. In Bosnia, during "Operation Deny Flight," a confusing dual-key coordination structure provided inadequate authority and resulted in air forces not being given authority to assist in key situations; 2) To avoid a "perpetual patrol problem," states must know in advance their policy objectives and the exit strategy for no-fly zones; 3) The effectiveness of no-fly zones is highly dependent on regional support. A lack of support from Turkey for the 1996 Iraq no-fly zone ultimately constrained the coalition's ability to effectively enforce it.[8]

Libya, 2011[edit]

Main articles: Libyan no-fly zone, Operation Ellamy, Operation Odyssey Dawn, Opération Harmattan and Operation Mobile

In response to violence by the government of Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 Libyan civil war, the United Nations Security Councilapproved a no-fly zone on 17 March 2011. The resolution includes provisions for further actions to prevent attacks on civilian targets.[9][10]NATO seized the opportunity to take the offensive, bombing Libyan government positions during the civil war. The NATO no fly zone was terminated on 27 October after a unanimous vote by the UNSC.[11]”

"Working on a long-term [C4I2SR and drone] engagement for the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Serco needed a third-party solution for administration and security for their classified and non-classified SharePoint environments. With a command of 40,000 users and a SharePoint installation that included one farm with five frontend servers, Serco required a tool to help them support everything from the Help Desk to SharePoint developers and site collection administrators"

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"[Airbus] Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, today announced the successful use of its emergency notification technology, specifically The Communicator!® NXT™ emergency notification system, during the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Level Exercise (NLE) the week of May 16-20. This high-level event, conducted in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines, simulated a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), validating the independent and collaborative emergency response capabilities of four FEMA regions; federal, state and local governments; and other participants.

As indicated on FEMA's website,, the NLE is a White House-directed, Congressionally-mandated exercise that offers agencies and jurisdictions a way to test their plans and skills in a real-time, realistic environment and to gain the in-depth knowledge that only experience can provide. The exercise encompasses all areas of disaster preparation and response including critical resource logistics and distribution; emergency operations center (EOC) management; public information and warning; long term recovery and communications."

The Communicator! NXT system is also used by hundreds of public and private sector organizations globally, including US military operations. The industry-renowned application is proven to support simple to highly complex communications, meet even the most stringent IT/security requirements and provide comprehensive reporting for greater accountability and a full audit trail. Notable uses include 9/11, numerous Atlantic hurricane seasons and California wildfires, the H1N1 pandemic and most recently, the Joplin, Mo. tornado.

"Cassidian Communications is honored to support FEMA and other mission critical organizations worldwide in meeting their crisis communications objectives," concluded Freinberg.

Cassidian Communications continues to serve clients ranging from public safety operations to Fortune 1000 corporations to federal agencies. Collectively, the company has more than 40 years of experience deploying 9-1-1 call processing solutions, notification solutions and first-responder digital trunked radio networks.

About Cassidian Communications ( As the largest and most trusted source of mission critical communications solutions, Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is leading the way in standards-based NG9-1-1 call center applications, notification solutions and services and P25 land mobile radio systems. Headquartered in Temecula, California.

About EADS North America ( EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.”

"What You Should Know About Creating Seamless Regional Public Safety Communications Networks
Author: Karen Fink, Airbus DS Communications
Copyright: 9-1-1 Magazine, Feature Content,
Date: 2014-09-12
Florida is the third most populous state in the U.S. with over 19 million residents, and is projected to continue growing - and aging - at a steady rate over the next decade providing public safety officials the mandatory task of not only managing growth, but being concerned about functionality and efficiency of their emergency communication networks. Events such as the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Sandy Hook school shooting and Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the need for interoperable mission critical public safety communication across agencies, jurisdictions, and borders.

At a recent symposium on public safety communication hosted by Airbus DS Communications in Tampa, public safety and emergency management officials gathered to learn more about new technologies available to enable them to create interoperable communications networks. New technologies such as Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), Project 25 (P25), and Long Term Evolution (LTE) can connect municipalities, enable interoperable communications between agencies, and improve operations while reducing overall costs to the community. Among the symposium’s key takeaways and what you need to know about implementing improved communication systems:

Component interoperability is both a key to lowering total cost of ownership and enabling inter-agency/inter-jurisdiction public safety communications. Chances are good that different municipalities and even public safety agencies (like police, fire, EMS) within the same municipality use different equipment that may or may not talk to one another, making inter-agency communication difficult if not impossible. That’s why it is critical to find vendors committed to providing open, non-proprietary systems that will work with other vendors’ components, as long as they are compliant with the same standard.

One of the four requirements of NG9-1-1 is to integrate and interoperate with public safety entities beyond the PSAP. Other PSAPs, EOCs, DHS, and emergency management entities will be able to interconnect to the NG9-1-1 network and system, as well as acquire and pass data between all entities.

Across the U.S. more and more public safety agencies are beginning to regionalize by uniting across their geographical boundaries to share resources and become more efficient. Regionalization, including 9-1-1 call taking and P25 land mobile radio services, also helps them keep pace with the latest technologies needed to protect and serve.

Today, we are seeing more systems evolving from a standalone silo to a regional one. A recent regionalization success story that would be a perfect model for Florida's exploding communities looking to build a regional public safety network is the Northern Tier Regional Communications Project — a group of ten counties in Pennsylvania including Clearfield, Jefferson, Elk, Cameron, McKean, Clarion, Warren, Crawford, Forest and Erie. The Northern Tier counties set out to replace their aging 9-1-1 systems in 2011 with the state’s first regional public safety network, which went live in 2013. By forming the regional network, the counties saved $2.3 million upfront and more than $250,000 in annual maintenance costs. What are the first steps to look at for counties that may want to regionalize? First, create a bond with the people with whom you work every day. Building trust is crucial in creating a regionalized system where you share control with others.

Step two is having political buy-in. Meet with each 9-1-1 director and county commissioner and explain in detail how the system will work. Once you get political buy-in, you have a project that can move forward.

Finally, it is very important to keep everyone, including elected officials and the media, apprised of what you are doing. Emergency responders and of course, residents, want to know there is still going to be someone there to personally answer the phone.

"Many counties all over Florida and the country are realizing there is a finite amount of money for emergency 9-1-1 centers," explained Bob Freinberg, CEO of Airbus DS Communications.

"Through regionalization, counties can fund what they need with a significant cost saving. Plus, they find that by working together they not only increase the services they can provide their citizens but the survivability of their centers as well."

Karen Fink is a Regional Sales Manager with Airbus DS Communications. Karen oversees the southeast region of the US. She has been with Airbus DS Communications (formerly Cassidian Communications) for five years and has worked in the public safety industry – including 911 communications – for 15 years."

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


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