Briefing from United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net)
September 5, 2015
1. Since 1994, Serco has allegedly been using real or simulated OOOI times for death-betting frauds on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by former patent lawyer Hillary Clinton and her women associates in the hedge-fund industry.
2. In 2015, Serco protégés allegedly staged a re-run of "The Man Who Never Was" movie by aging a flaperon – stolen from the MH Flight 17 crash site – on the British Indian Ocean Territory ('BIOT') of Diego Garcia and letting the tides carry it to La Reunion.
3. In 1994, Serco apparently established a BIOT rendition and torture center for Hillary Clinton where agents with 8(a) visas learned how to use HP's patented devil – USNO HP 5071A caesium beam – clocks to synchronize OOOI death bet times on 9/11.
Together with his e-book "Shaking Hands With the Devil's Clocks", United States Marine Field McConnell (http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html) offers his expert-witness simulation services to help plaintiffs understand how HSBC/Serco used ACARS clocks and OOOI times to synchronize the events of 9/11 and the Baker's Dozen crashes (see below)
"From Field McConnell …. The Baker's Dozen in chronological order. Also YouTubes done by others for MH370 and GW9525. If you speak to the filmmakers remind them the logic of ACARS "shaking hands" and why MH370 was therefore never lost.
Adam Air 574 - 1 Jan 07
Kenya Airways 507 - 5 May 07
Speedbird 38 - 17 Jan 08
Colgan 3407 - 12 Feb 09
Air France 447 - 1 Jun 09
Turkish 1951 - 25 Feb 09
Air Afrikiyah 771 - 12 May 2010
Sukhoi Superjet 9 - May 2012
MH370 (1) - 8 March 2014
MH17 - 17 Jul 2014
QZ 8501 - 28 Dec 14
Asia Air 235 - 4 Feb 15
GW9525 (2) - 24 Mar 15
next MSN1114 22Sep15 (*) per ADTW 1560
G: ADTW 1506 +Jeb + GHWB + Sabow"
Why is Serco running the USPTO with 500 employees directed by 5 members of the Senior Executive Service founded by Field McConnell's sister Kristine Marcy? Ever heard of cherry picking?
The Man Who Never Was
The rack mounted units in the background are HP 5071A caesium beam clocks.
Serco... Would you like to know more?
"Flight MH370: France confirms part found on Réunion Island is from missing plane
Malaysia previously said paint colour, maintenance-record matches proved link to aircraft
The Associated Press
Posted: Sep 03, 2015 11:49 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 04, 2015 1:35 AM ET
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 searchers to get new sonar equipment
Flight MH370: Malaysia says most of the debris found in Maldives not from plane
French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.
Investigators have been examining the wing part, called a flaperon, since it was flown to a French aeronautical research laboratory near Toulouse last month. Malaysian authorities had already declared that the wing fragment was from the jet that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but until now French investigators couldn't say with certainty that it was the case.
The Paris prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that investigators used maintenance records to match a serial number found on the wing part with the missing Boeing.
"Today it is possible to state with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion July 29, 2015 corresponds to that of Flight MH370," the prosecutor's statement said.
Cheng Liping, whose husband was on the plane, said in Beijing that she still needed to see his body and for the plane's flight recorders, or black boxes, to be found.
"We have been anxiously waiting for such a long time and the confirmation of just one piece of debris can hardly tell us what happened to the plane," she said Friday. The flight's disappearance on March 8, 2014, has been one of aviation's most confounding mysteries.
Until the wing flap washed ashore July 30 on the French island of Reunion, investigators had not found a single physical clue linked to the missing plane, despite a massive air and sea search. Officials believe it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing everyone aboard, but are unsure of the cause.
The discovery of the wing flap refocused the world's attention on the investigation, which many hope will finally yield clues to the plane's fate.
Australian forces are continuing their search for the plane in a desolate stretch of ocean 4,200 kilometres to the east of Reunion, where experts believe the plane crashed. Investigators examining the wing fragment in France are trying to glean clues into the plane's fate based on its condition, opening up even more questions: How, exactly, did the plane end up in the water? Was it a controlled landing? Was there an explosion?
Officials who scrutinized data exchanged between the plane's engine and a satellite determined that the jetliner took a straight path across the ocean, leading them to believe that the plane flew on autopilot for hours before running out of fuel and crashing into the water.
© The Associated Press, 2015" "
"America's terror suspects WERE interrogated on British territory: Pressure on PM as Bush aide tells of 'nefarious activities' on Diego Garcia
Island was 'transit location' for the U.S. government's 'nefarious activities'
Claims made by Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former chief of staff
Comments came after report revealed details of CIA's rendition programme
UK claims only two rendition flights went through island to refuel in 2002
By IAN DRURY and DANIEL BATES FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 18:23 GMT, 30 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 2 February 2015
Interrogations of terror suspects took place on the British overseas territory of Diego Garcia, according to a senior official in George W Bush's administration. Lawrence Wilkerson said 'nefarious activities' had occurred on the Indian Ocean island, which the UK leases to the US military.
And he said it was 'difficult to think' the UK authorities were unaware that detainees were being questioned.
The former White House aide's revelations will increase the pressure on David Cameron to order a public inquiry into the extent of Britain's involvement in the CIA's rendition and torture programme.
Ministers say the island was used just twice as a refuelling stop for extraordinary rendition flights – where terror suspects are moved to secret prisons for torture.
But they insist no detainees set foot on the atoll – a claim now seriously undermined by Mr Wilkerson, who was US secretary of state Colin Powell's chief of staff between 2002 and 2005.
He said he received the information about interrogations on Diego Garcia from four well-placed CIA and intelligence sources, including a veteran of the renditions programme and an official who was 'very much plugged in to what was going on at the CIA' after he retired. It is the first time a senior Bush administration official has stated on the record that the remote British territory was a part of the CIA's global network of secret 'black site' prisons.
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"Atomic beam frequency standard having RF chain with higher frequency oscillator
US 5148122 A
An RF chain having a high-frequency oscillator providing first, second and third outputs. The first output is multiplied to provide a microwave signal to an atomic beam tube; the second output is divided to provide a standard output frequency; and the third output is divided to provide a first input to a phase detector. The phase detector receives a second input from a low-frequency oscillator which is controlled by a servo signal from the atomic beam tube. The output of the phase detector provides a control signal to the high-frequency oscillator.
Publication number: US5148122 A
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 07/738,764
Publication date: 15 Sep 1992
Filing date: 1 Aug 1991
Priority date: 1 Aug 1991
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: EP0526074A2, EP0526074A3, EP0526074B1
Inventors: Richard Karlquist
Original Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations: (1), Referenced by (8), Classifications (6),Legal Events (6
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet"
"System and method of providing OOOI times of an aircraft US 6154636 A ABSTRACT A method for determining the Out, Off, On, and In (OOOI) times for commercial air transport aircraft, based on parametric data routinely sampled and presented in a multiplexed data stream to the Flight Data Recorder. In a preferred embodiment, this method is used in conjunction with a system capable of recording, analyzing, and automatically forwarding recorded flight data. "Out" means out of the gate, "Off" means off the ground, "On" means on the ground, and "In" means in at the gate. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), brake pressure, magnetic heading, ground speed, flight number and flight leg, engine start/stop, and air/ground switch are currently available parameters that are sampled and presented to the Flight Data Recorder in a multiplexed data stream. These parameters are used by this method in various combinations to determine the OOOI times for a given flight. "Out" and "Off" times can be determined through analysis of these parameters and downloaded immediately after takeoff over a RF Link to a ground station. "On" time can likewise be determined through analysis of these parameters and downloaded immediately after landing over a RF Link to a ground station. "In" time can be determined from analysis of these parameters and downloaded while the aircraft is parked at the gate. These parameters can also be recorded and forwarded at the end of the flight to an analysis station where the OOOI times are subsequently computed on a different computing platform.
Publication number: US6154636 A
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 09/312,461
Publication date: 28 Nov 2000
Filing date: 14 May 1999
Priority date: 14 May 1999
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: US6308044
Inventors: Thomas H. Wright, James J. Ziarno
Original Assignee: Harris Corporation [HP subcontractor for Navy/Marine Corps Intranet – the largest internal network in the world]
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (18), Non-Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (37),Classifications (18), Legal Events (5)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet"
"While Captains Hanley and McConnell have drastically different issues, the central issue of McConnell's Civil Case 1:08-1600 (RMC) is that the illegal airline modifications revealed to the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) by McConnell on 11 December, 2006 were part of a $615M settlement Boeing paid USDOJ in June, 2006 and it is believed those illegal modifications are still deployed. Those illegal modifications were reported to FAA, FBI, Boeing and ALPA by Captain Field McConnell, Northwest on 11 December, 2006. Only Boeing has responded in a responsible manner, that being their admission on 3 March, 2007 that the BOEING UNINTERRUPTIBLE AUTOPILOT (QRS-11) existed and was deployed to make a human hijacking impossible. The key component of the BUAP is the QRS11 GyroChip (discussed extensively in my book linked below - see page 108-109) patented by BEI Corporation of Little Rock, Arkansas. The 'patent attorney' on that component was Hillary Clinton of Rose Law, Little Rock. As such she was a named defendant in Civil Case 3:07-cv-49, a Qui Tam filing that was delivered to Attorney General Mukasey and currently sits in AG Holder's office is pending."
"Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office March 19, 2013 RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window."
"[Historical note: RCA GB was formed in 1929 and HSBC funded a management buyout in 1988 prior to the IPO as Serco in 1989. Serco/RCA have nearly hundred years of experience in the use of patent-pool navigation devices to bomb or crash decoy or drone aircraft] In 1938 RCA engineer Stuart William Seeley, while attempting to remove "ghost" signals from an experimental television system, realized that he could measure distances by time differences in radio reception. In summer 1940, Seeley proposed building SHORAN for the Army Air Force. Contract was awarded 9 months later, and SHORAN given its first military flight tests in August 1942. First procurement was spring 1944, with initial combat operations in northern Italy on December 11, 1944.
During the system's development, Seeley and an RCA manager flew to England to describe the system to American and British air force personnel. There they observed the Oboe, which could guide only a single aircraft, unlike Shoran which could guide multiple. On the return flight, nearly all information on Shoran was lost in a plane crash, and Seeley was forced to recreate the records from his own memory. He received a Magellanic award for his work in 1960."
"The master atomic clock ensemble at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., which provides the time standard for the U.S. Department of Defense.  The rack mounted units in the background are HP 5071A caesium beam clocks. The black units in the foreground are Sigma-Tau MHM-2010 hydrogen maser standards."
"Cutler worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (1957–1999), where he developed oscillators, atomic frequency standards and designed atomic chronometers. In 1999, he went on to work at Agilent Technologies, a spin-off from H-P, where he developed quartz oscillators, atomic clocks, and used the Global Positioning System to synchronize clocks world-wide. Towards the end of his time there, he concentrated on designs related to the chip scale atomic clock.
In 1964, Leonard Cutler and his colleague Al Bagley invented the first all-solid-state cesium-beam chronometer known as the HP5060A Cesium Beam Clock. The clock measured international time within a microsecond and increased the accuracy of time tracking from a millisecond held by its predecessors. Shortly after the clock’s invention, its frequency standard was adopted by the US National Institute of Standards and technology and scientific centers around the world.
In 1967, his cesium "flying clock" was used in flights around the world to bring timekeeping accuracy down to about 0.1 microseconds. In 1972 and 1976, these same clocks were used in flight tests verifying Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity, showing that time does slow down the faster you move or the closer you are to a source of gravity, such as the Earth.
In 1991, Cutler invented the HP 5071A, which is twice as accurate as its 1964 counterpart. Losing only a second of accuracy every 1.6 million years, it remains the most accurate commercial clock in the world, and accounts for 82% of the data used to keep the International Atomic Time Standard (as of 2006)."
"Carly Fiorina's illegal dealings with Iran, during her tenure as CEO of HP, were exposed in the Boston Globe. which broke the story that Hewlett Packard had been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company in Dubai, despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997.
"From its peak in 2002 until the day Fiorina was finally forced out by the board in 2005, HP lost over 70 percent of its value. [Alleged fraud by Clinton Foundation donor – 100 Women in Hedge Funds] (By way of comparison, the S&P 500 fell 21 percent over the same time frame.) Rather infamously, the stock jumped 10 percent the day her firing was announced.
But it wasn't just some giant institutional investors who lost their shirts on the long ride down. It was much worse than that. HP was forced to lay off some 30,000 employees during Fiorina's reign of error, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that Fiorina also helped destroy "the company’s revered employee morale, and the egalitarian, humble HP way culture." That ushered in a paranoid leadership style that paved the way for Hewlett-Packard's grotesque internal spying scandal, revealed little over a year after Fiorina's departure.
"The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) was a United States Department of the Navy program which provides a vast majority of information technology services for the entire Department, including the United States Navy and Marine Corps. …
On October 6, 2000, the NMCI contract was awarded to Electronic Data Systems (EDS), now HP Enterprise Services (HP). Secretary of the Navy Gordon England summed up the Navy's IT Environment prior to the commencement of NMCI: "We basically had 28 separate commands budgeting, developing, licensing, and operating IT autonomously. It was inefficient and from the larger Department perspective, produced results that were far from optimal."
NMCI consolidated roughly 6,000 networks—some of which could not e-mail, let alone collaborate with each other—into a single integrated and secure IT environment. HP updated more than 100,000 desktop and laptop PCs in 2007. The program also consolidated an ad hoc network of more than 8,000 applications to 500 in four years and 15,003 logistics and readiness systems to 2,759 over a two-year period.
Sub-contractors to HP include:
Apple Inc., Cisco, Dell, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec
Harris Corporation (which acquired Multimax formerly known as Netco Government Services and WAM!NET), which provided enterprise network infrastructure design and support until its contract expired in 2014.
Verizon, which provides wide area network (WAN) connectivity.
HP also provides the security services once provided by Raytheon.
HP also has worked with more than 400 small businesses, with 5 percent for small disadvantaged businesses, 5 percent for women-owned small businesses and 1.5 percent for HUBZone small businesses. Since its inception, NMCI has exceeded the minimum 40% small business objective set for the contract."
"HP Enterprise Services Mentor Protégé Program The HP Enterprise Services Small Business Commitment HP Enterprise Services is highly innovative in its use of technology to solve business problems and is constantly looking for ways for both HP and its clients to be more competitive. One way is to partner with small businesses of various socioeconomic status'. HP Enterprise Services is committed to partnering with small businesses in order to deliver superior solutions to its customers. In fact, the HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector organization awarded over 40 percent of its subcontracts to small/minority businesses in FY11.
As part of our continued commitment to the development of SBs, HPES has been an active participant in various Mentor-Protégé Programs (M-PPs). HPES has been mentoring companies in our M-PP since 1997. For more than 13 years, we have mentored more than 20 firms, providing training and certifications through infrastructure/technical enhancements and technology transfer. Currently, HPES supports a total of five protégé companies through the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), one recently graduated protégé with the Department of the Air Force, one with the Department of Homeland Security, and two recently graduated protégés with the Department of Treasury. In addition, HPES has previously established M-PP relationships with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); the State of Maryland; the Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the Department of the Navy. Through these programs, HPES provides developmental assistance to SBs in an effort to improve their ability to compete equitably in the marketplace."
"EXCLUSIVE: HILLARY SHARED AN EMAIL NETWORK WITH THE CLINTON FOUNDATION
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
by PATRICK HOWLEY 31 Aug 20152,177 7,000
Pages of Clinton Emails to Be Released Inform Hillary Clinton’s private email server was housed at the same physical location and on the same network as an email server used and operated by the Clinton Foundation, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.
Records reveal that Hillary Clinton’s private clintonemail.com server shared an IP address with her husband Bill Clinton's email server, presidentclinton.com, and both servers were housed in New York City, not in the basement of the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York home.
Web archives show that the Presidentclinton.com Web address was being operated by the Clinton Foundation as of 2009, when Hillary Clinton registered her own clintonemail.com server.
Numerous Clinton Foundation employees used the presidentclinton.com server for their own email addresses, which means that they were using email accounts that, if hacked, would have given any hacker complete access to Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails, as well.
The bombshell revelation raises new concerns about the possible illegality of Hillary Clinton’s private email use. The former Secretary of State is under federal investigation for potentially violating the Espionage Act by allowing people without a security clearance to access classified information. The fact that Hillary was sharing an email network with a private foundation means that people without a security clearance almost certainly had physical access to her server while she was working at the State Department.
Here's what we know:
The Servers Have The SAME IP Address
Hillary's clintonemail.com server and the Foundation-run presidentclinton.com email server have exactly the same IP address, and the same SSL certificate (which an organization purchases for an email server to verify its trustworthiness).
mail.clintonemail.com and mail.presidentclinton.com both have an IP address of 22.214.171.124, according to an SSL Certificate Checker.
The two servers both have that same IP address, 126.96.36.199, according to DNS records. (Here are records for Hillary’s server, and here are records for Bill's server). Both servers have the same IP address, according to another independent Internet records database, robtex.net.
The fact that both of these email servers have the same IP address means that they were operating on the same network, and sharing physical space. A computer expert tells Breitbart News that the servers were probably operating on the same machine. It is also possible that they were operating on different machines on the same network, which still means that the machines would have to be close enough to exist in the same physical location.
President Clinton's server was created in 2002, while Hillary's was created in 2009, which means that Hillary's server was simply added to Bill’s Foundation-run server network.
They Had The SAME IP Address When She Was Secretary of State
Hillary's server and Bill’s Foundation-run server also shared a different IP address during her tenure as Secretary of State.
From September 8, 2009 until June 24, 2011, Bill Clinton's Foundation-run mail.presidentclinton.com server had an IP address of 188.8.131.52, according to DNS records. Hillary's mail.clintonemail.com server had the same exact IP address, 184.108.40.206, from the dates May 21, 2010 until October 21, 2010, according to DNS records.
Their Shared IP Address Can Be Traced to Midtown Manhattan
A geographical search for the IP address that both servers shared at registration traces to Midtown Manhattan, according to three different databases: infosniper.net, which locates a Midtown latitude/longitude point, ip-tracker.org, which also gives a Midtown latitude/longitude point, and whatsmyip.org.
Clinton Foundation headquarters are currently located at 1271 6th Avenue in Midtown. Bill Clinton's office is at 55 West 125th Street
The Denver-based firm Platte River Networks told Breitbart News that it physically moved Hillary Clinton's private email server out of the basement of her Chappaqua home in 2013. But the Clintons could have moved the server from Manhattan to Chappaqua before Platte River got there.
Clinton Foundation Employees Had presidentclinton.com email addresses
The employees who have used presidentclinton.com email addresses included former Bill Clinton right-hand man Doug Band, as well as Justin Cooper, a Hillary aide who has worked with the Foundation, Terry Krinvic, Laura Graham, and John Zimmerebner.
Was Chelsea Clinton On The Server?
The email server for mail.chelseaoffice.com, which is no longer active, resolves toclintonemail.com, according to DNS records. Wikileaks confirms that thechelseaoffice.com server was used by Chelsea Clinton employees.
Hillary Even Admitted That She Used Her Husband's "System"
"Well the system we used was set up for President Clintons office and it had numerous safeguards it was on property guarded by the Secret Service and there were no security breaches, so I think that the use of that server which started with my husband proved to be effective and secure,” Hillary Clinton said in a March 2015 press conference.
Clinton has not returned to that talking point since.
The Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s campaign did not return requests for comment by press time."
"Serco was founded in 1929 as RCA Services Limited, a United Kingdom division of the Radio Corporation of America and initially provided services to the cinema industry. It changed its name to Serco in 1987 and has been a London Stock Exchange listed company since 1988.
On 29 December 2008, Serco acquired SI International.
In November 2014 its share price, which stood at 674p before the taxpayer scandal broke in 2013 collapsed to 218.7p, after four profit warnings. The new chief executive Rupert Soames sold off "scores of divisions". He said the company was suffering from ministers' improved ability at driving a bargain, and claimed that "the Government has got much more adept at writing contracts and transferring risk to the private sector". On 17th November 2014, it was announced that Alastair Lyons would resign from his position as chairman of Serco. Lyons referred to "operational mis-steps" for which he took "ultimate responsibility", but said he had not been forced out. Between 2007 and 2014 Serco published a magazine, Ethos."
"In aviation, ACARS (/ˈeɪkɑrz/; an acronym for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) is a digital datalink system for transmission of short messages between aircraft and ground stations via airband radio or satellite. The protocol was designed by ARINC and deployed in 1978, using the Telex format. More ACARS radio stations were added subsequently by SITA.
Prior to the introduction of datalink in aviation, all communication between the aircraft and ground personnel was performed by the flight crew using voice communication, using either VHF or HF voice radios. In many cases, the voice-relayed information involved dedicated radio operators and digital messages sent to an airline teletype system or successor systems.
Particularly, the airlines paid the flight and cabin crews according to whether the aircraft was Out of the gate, Off the ground, On the ground, or In the gate. The flight crews reported these times by voice to geographically dispersed radio operators. Anecdotally, the airlines believed the flight crews "fudged" these reported times to the crews benefit, so believed they would save not only the cost of the radio operators, but also would realize a labor savings for the flight and cabin crews through more accurate time reporting.
In an effort to reduce crew workload and improve data integrity, the engineering department at ARINC introduced the ACARS system in July 1978, as essentially an automated time clock system. Teledyne Controls produced the avionics and the launch customer was Piedmont Airlines. The original expansion of the abbreviation was "Arinc Communications Addressing and Reporting System". Later, it was changed to "Aircraft Communications, Addressing and Reporting System". The original avionics standard was ARINC 597, which defined an ACARS Management Unit (MU) consisting of discrete inputs for the doors, parking brake and weight on wheels sensors to automatically determine the OOOI times and generate and send as telex messages. It also contained a Medium Shift Keying (MSK) modem used to transmit the OOOI reports over the existing VHF voice radios. The first day of operations saw about 4,000 transactions, but ACARS did not experience widespread use by the major airlines until the 1980s. The original ACARS development team was headed by Crawford Lane and included Betty Peck-a programmer, Ralph Emory-an engineer, and Dwayne Rolfson-Mgr A/G Operations. The terrestrial site, a pair of Honeywell Level 6 minicomputers and their software was developed by a subcontractor - Eno Compton of ECOM, Inc.
Early ACARS systems were extended over the years to support aircraft with digital data bus interfaces, flight management systems, and printers.”
"SBA Administrator Leaves Agency with Legacy of Fraud and No Successor
Posted: 08/29/2013 3:19 pm EDT
Updated: 10/29/2013 5:12 am EDT
This Friday could be an interesting day at the Small Business Administration (SBA). I'll tell you why I say that. It will be SBA Administrator Karen Mills' last day on the job. She resigned over six months ago and President Obama has not named a successor. That sounds like trouble to me, if you're a small business owner.
I'm also concerned that one of the Pentagon's top public relations heavy hitters and experienced spin masters has quietly taken over the SBA press office. Retired Naval Commander Terrence Sutherland was the worldwide spokesman for the Pentagon. He very quietly took over the SBA press office in April with no official announcement, no press release, not even a blog. That seems strange. He has handled many of the most high profile and sensitive public relations problems at the Pentagon for over 10 years. What's a guy like that doing at the SBA?
The SBA has a documentable track record of releasing embarrassing or fabricated data or any information they want to try and keep out of the media on Friday afternoons. Friday afternoons, just before a holiday weekend, are reserved for the vilest, objectionable and corrupt information from the SBA. Any data the SBA releases on a Friday before a holiday weekend deserves a serious FBI investigation, a Congressional Hearing followed by a criminal trial. Labor Day weekend is coming up. I wonder if some major announcement regarding the future of the SBA will be released this Friday afternoon to try and keep it out of the press.
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, 98 percent of all U.S. firms have less than 100 employees and 89 percent have less than 20 employees. Those 28 million small businesses are responsible for over 90 percent of the net new jobs in America, over 50 percent of the private sector work force, over 50 percent of the GDP and over 90 percent of U.S. exporters.
It has been widely reported that during the Obama administration billions of dollars in federal small business contracts have been diverted to some of the largest corporate giants around the world. If fact, the SBA Office of Inspector General referred to the rampant fraud at the SBA as, "One of the most important challenges facing the SBA and the entire federal government today." In fact, SBA Inspector General Peg Gustafson, who was appointed by President Obama, has named the widespread fraudin federal small business contracting programs as the number one problem at the SBA."
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
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