United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net)
May 27, 2016
1. Abel Danger (AD claims that the late Winston Churchill's grandsons Rupert and Nicholas Soames, developed a death-betting network with the late Donald Davies – the inventor of NPL packet switching – in which an online bookmaker take bets on the time of death of what White's Club's elite insiders refer to as 'useless breeders and mindless breathers.'
2. AD claims that Serco shareholders ordered the Soames brothers to break each hour of Zulu time into 60 minute slots and allow 8(a) companies on the Defense Red Switch Network to select one of 60 bettors to scoop the pot and share the bookmaker's vigs with the successful 8(a) assassins.
3. AD claims that Serco operatives of the Secretary of the Navy's (SECNAV) decades-old patented network devices selected a Zulu minute slot on 220745Z Jan 91 to announce the death of whistleblower Colonel James E. Sabow over eight hours before he was actually assassinated.
4. United States Marine Field McConnell invites James Comey – FBI director and former director of Serco's dirty drug-hub banker and shareholder, HSBC – to investigate the Soames' apparent use of a Zulu time slot to spot fix the Colonel Sabow assassination, identify the bettor who would scoop the pot and which 8(a) company would get to share in the bookmaker's vig (http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.htm).
Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders!
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White's Club death-bet bookmaker services dates back to 1743 and – as Cameron's friend, Churchill’s grandson and Serco CEO Rupert Soames well knows – only the technology to spot fix the Zulu time of victim death has changed.
Serco... Would you like to know more?
"THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
Gadget Bent - Shake Hands With The Devil by Field McConnell - Chapter Four http://www.abeldanger.net/2016/05/gadget-bent-shake-hands-with-devil-by_26.html#more …
"Thanks to all of you for sharing your time this evening and I am sorry that we have been delayed somewhat by the attempt to intimidate us into disbanding. Having said that, both Agents DICE and After Burner have assured me that Lady M should be given much trust and attention as she recounts what she is about to regarding a project currently under development at BBC creative offices in BBC Tyne Broadcasting Centre, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1RN. Without further delay, Lady M, the floor is yours and please give us your thoughts on Project Bravo Hotel."
"Thank you Agent Chips, and thank you to each and every one, especially Agents After Burner and DICE who have so graciously shared my story with Abel Danger and the Marine Corps Intelligence assets in Colorado and Quantico.
Most of you know that After Burner's x-husband left the Royal Navy and now has relationships both with Rolls Royce in Coventry and BBC in Newcastle. I have been a FWB to her former husband and it is he who first suggested I participate in Project Bravo Hotel.
The Project was created on 22 January, 1991 on the day that the war in the Middle East kicked off as well as that date being the day on which Colonel James E. Sabow, USMC, was brutally murdered to protect GHWB and his drug empire from being highlighted relating to Narco Trafficking at MCAS El Toro where Agent Chips and Colonel, then Captain, Sabow appeared in a USMC Recruiting Pamphlet in 1974. Sociable!"
"Marine Corps Communiqué: Smoking Gun In Colonel Sabow's Murder?
By Robert O'Dowd on November 16, 2011
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) finds no support for homicide, despite forensic evidence and experts who found homicide the likely cause of death. (Updated 1/2/2012) (CAMP PENDLETON, CA) – There are good reasons to question the Navy Criminal Investigative Agency (NCIS) cold case investigation into the death of Marine Colonel James E. Sabow who was found dead in his quarters at MCAS El Toro, CA, by his wife on the morning of January 22, 1991.
NCIS is the law enforcement agency of the U.S. Navy. It is the successor organization to the former Naval Investigative Service (NIS), which was responsible for the crime scene investigation.
One of the unanswered questions is the 'suicide' communiqué by BG Tom Adams, the Commanding General of MCAS El Toro, to General Al Grey, Commandant of the Marine Corps, reporting the death of Colonel Sabow. This message was dated over 8 hours before the death of Colonel James E. Sabow. The explanation for the date was not investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and supports a murder conspiracy at the highest levels in the Marine Corps, according to Dr. David Sabow, the younger brother of Colonel Sabow and is only one of a number of unexplained discrepancies.
Dr. Sabow, a board certified neurologist, and a number of other non-government experts believe the forensic evidence supports murder. The NCIS reported suicide as the manner of death. An NCIS cold case investigation conducted in late 2010 found no support for homicide. However, the NCIS cold case special agent failed to disclose that she was present at the crime scene in January 1991. A question of conflict of interest exists since a sworn affidavit by a world famous pathologist provided to the NCIS in 2010 reported crime scene tampering and homicide as the manner of death. The affidavit was withdrawn without an adequate explanation and the pathologist may have been pressured by the government to withdraw from the case, according to Dr. Sabow.
According to Dr. Sabow, his brother was murdered to prevent him from 'blowing the whistle' on the use of the base to support CIA flights of unmarked C-130s carrying cocaine into the country….
FACT: BG Adams communiqué to General Al Grey dated the night before his death
The communiqué by BG Adams to General Al Grey, Commandant of the Marine Corps reporting the death of Colonel Sabow was not investigated by NCIS. The time – date group that is assigned on every military communication is automatically set by the autodin-saralite system. The problem is that this particular message reports Colonel Sabow's death over eight hours before he died. BG Adams initiated the communiqué from his office at 2345 or 11:45 P.M. January 21, 1991, the night before Colonel Sabow was killed. The time on these communications is always ZULU time. The military, as well as civil aviation uses the letter "Z" (phonetically "Zulu") to refer to the time at the prime meridian, which is zero degrees longitude and runs through the Royal Greenwich Observatory, in Greenwich, England. BG Adams' message to CMC reporting the death of Colonel Sabow was 220745Z Jan 91, the time the message was sent by BG Adams in ZULU time. Correction to PST requires an eight hour subtraction from the ZULU designation, placing BG Adams in his office at 2345 or 11:45 PM on Monday night of the Martin Luther King Holiday, over eight hours before Colonel Sabow's death. There is no statute of limitation on murder. Retired BG Adams would be hard pressed to explain how he could possibly report the death of Colonel Sabow the night before he died. You can bet that NCIS won't be asking this question. As far as DOD is concerned, Colonel Sabow death is a suicide; don't confuse them with the facts."
"Rupert Christopher Soames OBE (born 18 May 1959) is a British businessman, CEO of the outsourcing company Serco. Soames was born in Croydon, Surrey, to Lord and Lady Soames. He is a grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, a nephew of the former Defence Secretary Duncan Sandys and Diana Churchill; the journalist Randolph Churchill and the actress and dancer Sarah Churchill and a great-nephew of the founders of the Scout movement, Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell. His brother is the Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames.
Soames was educated at St. Aubyns Preparatory School in Rottingdean, East Sussex and Eton College, and then Worcester College at the University of Oxford, during which time he worked as a DJ at the London nightclub Annabel's, as well as being elected to the Presidency of the Oxford Union.
Upon graduation, he was offered a position at General Electric Company (GEC) by the managing director Arnold Weinstock. He remained at GEC for 15 years, working in the company's avionics and computing divisions, and became managing director of Avery Berkel, running the company's UK, India, Asia and Africa operations.
After leaving GEC in 1997, Soames joined the software company Misys as chief executive of its Midas-Kapiti division. He was promoted to chief executive of the Banking and Securities Division in June 2000.
Soames left Misys after a disagreement with Misys founder Kevin Lomax on the company's direction, and was appointed chief executive of power hire group Aggreko in June 2003, replacing Philip Harrower who died when his car collided with a train in the United States.
Soames was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. In November 2010 Rupert Soames gave a speech to Holyrood in which he warned, "In the UK, we are already close to the rocks, because, over the next 8 years a third of our coal-fired capacity, two-thirds of our oil-fired capacity, and nearly three-quarters of our nuclear capacity will be closed down either through age or the impact of the European Large Combustion Plant Directive. Absent a massive and immediate programme of building new power stations, with concrete being poured in the next two years, we will be in serious danger of the lights going out."
"Sir Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames PC (born 12 February 1948) is a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the constituency of Mid Sussex. He is a grandson of the former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Soames is a former Defence minister having served in the government of John Major (1994–97). His main political interests are defence, international relations, rural affairs and industry. He is also chairman of the private security contractor Aegis.
In 1970 he was appointed Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales, he has remained a close friend of the Prince ever since and publicly criticised Diana, Princess of Wales, during the couple's estrangement. When Diana first accused the Prince of Wales of adultery with Camilla Parker Bowles, Soames told the BBC that the accusation, and Diana's fear of being slandered by her husband's courtiers, stemmed merely from Diana's mental illness, and "the advanced stages of paranoia". Charles later admitted his adultery and Soames apologised. When questioned by the inquest into the death of Diana, Soames said that he saw his job as "to speak up for the Prince of Wales". He denied threatening Diana, and warning her, "accidents happen" in the months before she died.
In 1972 he left Kensington Palace and the army to work as a stockbroker. In 1974, he became a personal assistant; first to Sir James Goldsmith and then in 1976 to United States Senator Mark Hatfield, whose employ he left in 1978 to become a director of Bland Welch, Lloyd's Brokers. Between 1979-81, he was an assistant director of the Sedgwick Group.”
"Sarnoff Corporation, with headquarters in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, though with a Princeton address, was a research and development company specializing in vision, video and semiconductor technology. It was named for David Sarnoff, the longtime leader of RCA and NBC.
The cornerstone of Sarnoff Corporation's David Sarnoff Research Center in the Princeton vicinity was laid just before the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. That facility, later Sarnoff Corporation headquarters, was the site of several historic developments, notably color television, CMOS integrated circuit technology, electron microscopy, and many other important technologies affecting everyday life worldwide.
Following 47 years as a central research laboratory for its corporate owner RCA (and briefly for successor GE) as RCA Laboratories, in 1988 the David Sarnoff Research Center was transitioned to Sarnoff Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SRI International. In January 2011, Sarnoff Corporation was integrated into its parent company, SRI International, and continues to engage in similar research and development activities at the Princeton, New Jersey facility."
"Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes
Systems and methods for real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes are presented. Clients are first qualified and given wagering limits before being allowed to interactively wager on event outcomes. Event outcomes may be based on, for example, financial markets and indices, sporting and entertainment events, casino performances, and natural phenomena such as weather and earthquakes. Events on which wagers can be placed include both those with known and unknown outcome probabilities, and wagers can be a fixed-odds type or a spread-bet type. Wager transactions, including acceptances and confirmations, are executed in real time. Clients can customize displays of events on which they are authorized to wager. Real-time client credit management, automatic dealer hedging, automatic price-spread adjustments, and automatic client and dealer defined wagering limits are also provided.
Publication number: WO2001083058 A8
Publication type: Application
Application number: PCT/US2001/013683
Publication date: Mar 21, 2002
Filing date: Apr 30, 2001
Priority date: May 1, 2000
Also published as: CA2407679A1, 15 More »
Inventors: Philip M Ginsberg, Andrew C Gilbert, Howard W Lutnick, Lewis Findlay
Applicant: Cfph Llc
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Classifications (17), Legal Events (17)"
"The 9/11 Commission Report ……The CTC did not analyze how an aircraft, hijacked or explosives-laden, might be used as a weapon. It did not perform this kind of analysis from the enemy's perspective ("red team" analysis), even though suicide terrorism had become a principal tactic of Middle Eastern terrorists. If it had done so, we believe such an analysis would soon have spotlighted a critical constraint for the terrorists — finding a suicide operative able to fly large jet aircraft. They had never done so before 9/11.
2. The CTC did not develop a set of telltale indicators for this method of attack. For example, one such indicator might be the discovery of possible terrorists pursuing flight training to fly large jet aircraft, or seeking to buy advanced flight simulators.
3. The CTC did not propose, and the intelligence community collection management process did not set, requirements to monitor such telltale indicators. Therefore the warning system was not looking for information such as the July 2001 FBI report of potential terrorist interest in various kinds of aircraft training in Arizona, or the August 2001 arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui because of his suspicious behavior in a Minnesota flight school. In late August, the Moussaoui arrest was briefed to the DCI and other top CIA officials under the heading "Islamic Extremist Learns to Fly.” Because the system was not tuned to comprehend the potential significance of this information, the news had no effect on warning.
4. Neither the intelligence community nor aviation security experts analyzed systemic defenses within an aircraft or against terrorist-controlled aircraft, suicidal or otherwise. The many threat reports mentioning aircraft were passed to the FAA. While that agency continued to react to specific, credible threats, it did not try to perform the broader warning functions ... No one in the government was taking on that role for domestic vulnerabilities… [But the SBA Mentor-Protégé companies were]"
"UK Cabinet Office – Emergency Planning College – Serco …..Types of Exercise
Workshop Exercises These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurised environment. They are an ideal way of developing solutions, procedures and plans rather than the focus being on decision making. Table Top Exercises These involve a realistic scenario and will follow a time line, either in real-time or with time jumps to concentrate on the more important areas. The participants would be expected to be familiar with the plans and procedures that are being used although the exercise tempo and complexity can be adjusted to suit the current state of training and readiness. Simulation and media play can be used to support the exercise. Table-top exercises help develop teamwork and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their roles and that of other agencies and organisations. Command/Control Post Exercises These are designed primarily to exercise the senior leadership and support staff in collective planning and decision making within a strategic grouping. Ideally such exercises would be run from the real command and control locations and using their communications and information systems [Feeling lucky, Punk?]. This could include a mix of locations and varying levels of technical simulation support. The Gold Standard system is flexible to allow the tempo and intensity to be adjusted to ensure maximum training benefit, or to fully test and evaluate the most important aspects of a plan. Such exercises also test information flow, communications, equipment, procedures, decision making and coordination. Live Exercises These can range from testing individual components of a system or organisation through to a full-scale rehearsal. They are particularly useful where there are regulatory requirements or with high-risk situations. They are more complex and costly to organise and deliver but can be integrated with Command Post Exercises as part of a wider exercising package."
"By Chris Blackhurst Saturday, 01 December 2007
The MT Interview: Chris Hyman
Resolutely fit, abstemious, religious, the CEO of service-supply firm Serco - 4th in our Most Admired Companies list - is an unusual businessperson in an unfashionable sector. Surviving 9/11 reinforced his belief in 'people first, profits second'. Just don't call it outsourcing.
… One of the few non-whites to make it to the University of Natal, Hyman went on to join accountant Arthur Andersen, before moving to London in 1989 to be with Ernst & Young. After South Africa, he says, the UK was a breath of fresh air and he claims never to have found his race to be an issue. 'My parents brought us up in a certain way. They told us that God created everyone. You do the best you can and you will be spotted.'
In 1994, he was head-hunted by Serco to be its European finance director, although, as he puts it: 'I found Serco - the company fitted everything I was looking for.' When he joined, annual turnover was £238m. In 2006, it was £2.5bn.
On 11 September 2001, he was in the World Trade Center. He was on the 47th floor when the plane hit, talking to Serco shareholders. They got out - but not the people in his previous meeting. He does not like talking about that terrible day. 'It confirmed my faith. It renewed my zest for getting the balance right and made me realise that time is not always your own. It made me think about my family and my health more - and about putting the balance back. You know, it's not a bad thing, to step back sometimes.'"
"The Office of the Secretary of the Navy, also known within DoD as the Navy Secretariat or simply just as the Secretariat in a DoN setting, is the immediate headquarters staff that supports the Secretary in discharging his duties. The principal officials of the Secretariat include the Under Secretary of the Navy (the Secretary's principal civilian deputy), the Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (ASN), the General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, the Judge Advocate General of the Navy (JAG), the Naval Inspector General (NIG), the Chief of Legislative Affairs, and the Chief of Naval Research. The Office of the Secretary of the Navy has sole responsibility within the Department of the Navy for acquisition, auditing, financial and information management, legislative affairs, public affairs, research, and development."
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and built upon a foundation of technical and programmatic excellence, RSIS is also a financially sound firm, recognized by Washington Technology as number 50, of Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors (IT Services), and whose diverse professional talent base includes 60 percent minorities, women, and veterans. RSIS brings to the Northrop Grumman NexGen Team and NexGen clients, innovative solutions in network and systems engineering and management; end-user technical support; systems integration, implementation, operations, and maintenance; software engineering and applications development; and security engineering. We deliver our core technical competencies and program management and integration skills to these DoD clients, including support of National Missile Defense, the Space Warfare Center, and other high visibility programs, as well as a diverse base of civilian clients. Our Office of Naval Research project has been certified SEI CMM Level 2."
"Preparing the 8(a) application package
You do not need to pay anyone to prepare your 8(a) application. SBA designed the application forms so the applicant can complete the application. However, a consultant can assist in completing the application. Please be advised that no one can guarantee that an application for 8(a) program participation will be approved. The application process is intended to assure that each applicant receives a fair, unbiased review, free from favoritism and influence. Any irregularities in the application review process should be immediately referred to the SBA Inspector General.
Definition of Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals
Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identities as members of groups without regard to their individual qualities. The social disadvantage must stem from circumstances beyond their control. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, the following individuals are presumed to be socially disadvantaged:
Black Americans; Hispanic Americans (persons with origins from Latin America, South America, Portugal and Spain); Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and Native Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands [Republic of Palau], Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Laos, Cambodia [Kampuchea], Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal); And members of other groups designated from time to time by the SBA.
In addition, an individual who is not a member of one of the above-named groups may apply for 8(a) certification. However, the applicant must establish social disadvantage on the basis of clear and convincing evidence.
Economically disadvantaged individuals are socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities, as compared to others in the same or similar line of business and competitive market area who are not socially disadvantaged. For purposes of program entry, an individual whose personal net worth (excluding the equity in their personal residence and business) exceeds $250,000 will not be considered economically disadvantaged.
Woman-Owned Businesses [Obama's structural feminists]
A woman-owned business may be recognized as a "socially disadvantaged firm" if the owner is a member of one of the groups for which social disadvantage is presumed. If the woman is not a member of one of the groups for which social disadvantage is presumed, she must establish her individual disadvantage on the basis of clear and convincing evidence that she has suffered discriminatory treatment because of her gender and that this treatment has impeded her entry into or advancement in the business world. SBA will consider any pertinent evidence but will give particular attention to evidence of discriminatory practices suffered in the areas of education, employment and the business world."
"The term fragging is used to describe the deliberate killing or attempted killing by a soldier of a fellow soldier, usually a superior officer or non-commissioned officer. The word was coined by military personnel of the United States during the Vietnam War, when such killings were most often attempted with a fragmentation grenade, sometimes making it appear as though the killing was accidental or during combat with the enemy. The term fragging is now often used to encompass any means used to deliberately and directly cause the death of military colleagues. The high number of fragging incidents in the latter years of the Vietnam War were symptomatic of the unpopularity of the war with the American public and the breakdown of discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces. Documented and suspected fragging incidents totaled nearly nine hundred from 1969 to 1972. Fragging has not been as frequent since the Vietnam War ended."
"Digital Fires Instructor Serco - Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action."
"Serco do a bunch more that didn't even make our story: As well as thanking God for his success, CEO Chris Hyman is a Pentecostal Christian who has released a gospel album in America and fasts every Tuesday. Amazingly, he was also in the World Trade Centre on 9/11, on the 47th floor addressing shareholders [including Bilderberg bankers such as HSBC and the Rockefeller-controlled JP Morgan Chase] Serco run navy patrol boats for the ADF, as well as search and salvage operations through their partnership with P&O which form Defence Maritime Services. Serco run two Australian jails already, Acacia in WA and Borallon in Queensland. They're one of the biggest companies In the UK for running electronic tagging of offenders under house arrest or parole."
"Origins of the Bilderberg meetings .. The immediate chain of events leading to the setting up of the first conference was as follows. Prince Bernhard set off for the USA in 1952 to visit his old friend Walter Bedell Smith, director of the newly-formed CIA. Smith put the organisation of the American end into the hands of Charles D. Jackson (special assistant for psychological warfare to the US President), who appointed John S. Coleman (president of the Burroughs Corporation. and a member of the Committee for a National Trade Policy), who in turn briefly became US chair of Bilderberg.
Charles Jackson was president of the Committee for a Free Europe (forerunner of the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) whose extensive operations financing and organising anti-Communist social democratic political intellectuals has only recently been fully documented (see Coleman 1989); and ran the CIA-financed Radio Free Europe in Germany. Earlier he had been publisher of Fortune magazine and managing director of Time/Life, and during the war was deputy head of psychological warfare for Eisenhower. At the time of Bernhard's visit he was working with a committee of businessmen on both sides of the Atlantic which approved the European Payments Union.
It was thus a European initiative, and its aim was, in official bland language, to 'strengthen links' between Western Europe and the USA. A selected list of people to be invited to the first conference was drawn up by Retinger, with Prince Bernhard and Rijkens, from the European countries of NATO plus Sweden. The resulting group consisted of the Belgian and Italian prime ministers, Paul van Zeeland and Alcide de Gasperi (CDU), from France both the right wing prime minister Antoine Pinay and the Socialist leader Guy Mollet; diplomats like Pietro Quaroni of Italy and Panavotis Pipinelis of Greece; top German corporate lawyer Rudolf Miller and the industrialist Otto Wolff von Amerongen and the Danish foreign minister Ole Bjorn Kraft (publisher of Denmark's top daily newspaper); and from England came Denis Healey and Hugh Gaitskell from the Labour Party, Robert Boothby from the Conservative Party, Sir Oliver Franks from the British state, and Sir Colin Gubbins, who had headed the Special Operations Executive (SOL) during the war [and introduced the 8(a) Zulu bomb to the Billderberg]"
"Support Services for Starwood Hotels Group Starwood Hotels Group, owner of some of the [Innholders] world's most prestigious hotels, has appointed Serco as preferred bidder for a £7m contract to provide a range of support services to the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh, the Westin in Dublin and the 5 star Turnberry resort on Scotland's west coast. The contract, which has a 5 year term, is an extension to services already provided to other [Innholders] hotels in the Starwood Group and includes buildings maintenance and security, engineering support and [WiFi] help desk services."
"Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation
8 January 2015
Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. During that period under Serco's management and leadership, NPL has delivered an extraordinary variety and breadth of accomplishments for the UK's economy and industry. Some of the key achievements during that time have been:… It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade….
NPL's caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency trading in the City through NPL [Zulu] Time"
Jan 31, 2001
SBA modernizes to help feed its growing programs [Field McConnell's sister Kristine Marcy introduced the 8(a) electronic accelerated loan guarantee program at SBA to ensure funding for the Serco protégés' participating in the 9/11 carbon cap] BY PATRICIA DAUKANTAS | GCN STAFF Under a five-year plan for overhauling its information technology systems, the Small Business Administration recently acquired new software for financial and other administrative tasks.
By the time SBA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2003, agency officials want all their programs up and running around the clock, chief financial officer Joseph Loddo said.
In the first phase of the modernization, the agency has upgraded systems for managing its extensive portfolio of guaranteed loans, chief operating officer Kristine Marcy said.
SBA processed its first electronic loan last November through its Sacramento, Calif., office and plans to add more private lenders during fiscal 2001.
The agency's staffing level has dropped 22 percent over the past eight years, which is another reason to improve IT, Marcy said. Over the past decade, SBA's portfolio of loans to small and disadvantaged businesses has more than doubled to $50 billion.
'We're a small agency with a huge portfolio,' Marcy said. SBA supplies more than half of the U.S. venture capital available each year.
Seventy percent to 80 percent of the loans are booked through a preferred lender program [structured by Serco], which involves nearly 7,000 banks, Marcy said. SBA guarantees the loans, just as the government backs student and housing loans.
'The financial and IT businesses were changing so rapidly, we had to make some changes to stay current with the private sector,' Marcy said. Banks had been asking SBA to make faster decisions on loan guarantees. The agency decided to aim for a turnaround time of one hour."
"BASE ONE CERTIFICATIONS Base One [a Serco protégé company] is NO longer an 8(a), or HubZone certified company. Base One is a Small Business and a Women Owned Small Disadvantaged Business. Base One previously held certifications by the SBA. Please disregard any references to Base One being currently certified as an 8(a) or HubZone firm by the SBA.
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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
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