Friday, July 8, 2016

#2715: Clinton's 8(a) Sniper Servers – Crisis Hits in State of Pride – Serco's Zulu Spots for Dallas Cops

by 
United States Marine Field McConnell 
Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net
July 8, 2016

1. Abel Danger (AD) claims that for more than twenty years, Hillary Clinton has been carelessly allowing her aides to use a network of private servers to communicate with long-range snipers and assassins embedded in the 8(a) companies of the Small Business Administration and have them kill or intimidate enemies, whistleblowers and rivals.

2. AD claims that Clinton placed some of the servers in the Department of State and DOJ Pride networks to coordinate contract killings (hits) where crisis actors inject news stories into real-time media plays and attribute crimes to Clinton's real or imagined enemies.

3. AD claims that Serco used the 8(a) servers to provide Zulu timing signals to sniper teams and camera crews in Dallas and transmit money shots of the spot-fixed murder of five white cops on July 7, 2016 to death-betting donors to the Clinton Foundation.

4. United States Marine Field McConnell asks James Comey – a former director of Serco's banker HSBC and the current FBI director – to hand over evidence of Clinton's extreme carelessness in the use of the 8(a) servers to the families of police killed in Dallas so they can develop class-action suits for the wrongful death of their relatives ( http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html).


Dallas shooting witness: I heard about 20 gunshots
 

(HACKED VIDEO) FAKED IN CIA STUDIO (JIHADI JOHN)! 

[Check] Sophye e homenagem a Maureen Baginski 

FBI Director Comey Recommends No Criminal Charges Over Clinton Emails

Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! 
(Mobile Playback Version)
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? 

Defense Ammunition Center [Outsourced to Serco]
 

"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."
 
"Dallas police shooting: Suspect told police he 'wanted to kill white people' as 12 officers shot and five dead 
How the Dallas police shootings unfolded Play! 01:46 
Chris Graham 
Emma Gatten 
Leon Watson 
8 JULY 2016 • 3:22PM 
Three suspects in custody, one dead Five officers dead, 6 injured 
Dead suspect had told police he 'wanted to kill white people' 
Thousands were marching against police shootings 
Obama: There is no justification for attacks 
'Would this have happened if the driver were white?'
Everything else we know so far about the shooting 

An hours-long shootout with an armed suspect came to an end early on Friday as the man was confirmed to have died, after at least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others.

Three suspects are in custody after the snipers fired "ambush style" on the officers, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters.

"State Dept Reopens Probe of How Clinton, Top Aides Handled Classified Info 
Jul 07, 2016 // 7:23pm 
 The State Department tells the Associated Press it is reopening an internal investigation into whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information.

The Justice Department declined Wednesday to indict Clinton over her use of a private email account and so-called "homebrew" server following an FBI investigation.

Spokesman John Kirby says the email probe is restarting now that the Justice Department isn't pursuing a criminal prosecution."

"FBI: 'Hostile Actors' Likely Hacked Clinton Email Secrets 
Comey recommends not prosecuting presumed Democratic nominee 
BY: Bill Gertz July 6, 2016 5:00 am 
An extensive FBI investigation found evidence that foreign government hackers accessed private emails sent by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton but no direct evidence spies hacked into the several unsecure servers she used.

FBI Director James Comey revealed Tuesday the 11-month probe into Clinton’s private email servers uncovered negligent handling of very sensitive classified information that was placed on several unsecure servers between 2009 and 2013, when Clinton served as secretary of state.

In an unusual public announcement, Comey outlined findings that included discovery of highly classified information sent and received on Clinton’s private email servers, and signs that “hostile actors” gained access to email accounts of people who were sharing emails with Clinton.

Comey said no clear evidence was found that Clinton and her aides intended to violate laws but “there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Despite the evidence of potential criminal wrongdoing regarding communicating top secret, secret, and confidential information in emails, Comey announced at FBI headquarters that he is not recommending Justice Department prosecution of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

"Although there is evidence of potential violation of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said.

The decision drew fire from Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee. "FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security," he stated on Twitter. "No charges. Wow!" Trump added that the "system is rigged" since Gen. David Petraeus, a former CIA director, “got in trouble for less. Very very unfair."

2 Dallas shooting: 5 police officers killed by snipers during protest 
By Nick Thompson and Hilary Whiteman, CNN 
Updated 8:51 AM ET, Fri July 8, 2016 
Gunshots ring out in Dallas, officers killed 
(CNN) Five officers in Dallas have been shot dead during a street protest against police violence on Thursday night. Here's the latest:

3 alleged suspects are in custody Fourth suspect dead after standoff 
One suspect claimed bombs were planted downtown 2 suspects were snipers, shot from "elevated position" 
Obama: "Wretched reminder of sacrifice police make" 
Eyewitness: It looked like an execution 

"Dallas shooting eyewitness: 'It looked like an execution' 
By Tiffany Ap, CNN 
Updated 4:42 AM ET, Fri July 8, 2016 
Eyewitness: "It did look planned. He knew where to stand. He had ammo ready."

Shooter killed police officer with multiple shots fired at point blank range (CNN)Ismael Dejesus was in his downtown Dallas hotel room when he heard "popping sounds." He went to the balcony to see what was going on.

"I thought it was fireworks," he told CNN's Don Lemon.

Dejesus then saw someone kill a police officer. Multiple officers have died following a protest over the killings of two black men by police. Dejesus, who filmed parts of the chilling exchange, told CNN what he saw: The shooter:

The assailant got out of a Chevy Tahoe SUV wearing what Dejesus described as tactical clothing.

"Man had a rifle, AR-15, clear as day. Pretty big magazine. You can see towards the end of the video here that he goes ahead and drops a few mags."

"He had multiple pockets, he had three to four pockets in front of his pants. He definitely looked like he was wearing something in his shirt." "He got out of there, walked over to the pillar, put a magazine in and started firing."

Attacker seemed prepared:

"It did look planned. He knew where to stand. He had ammo ready."

"They weren't short mags. They were high-capacity magazines."

Officer down:

The shooter is seen standing by a white pillar spraying bullets to the left and right, which Dejesus believes was to draw the police near.

"He was trying to get a commotion going, trying to get cops' attention."

When one officer attempts to engage the shooter one-on-one, he is killed by multiple shots fired at point blank range.

"It looked like an execution honestly. He stood over (the officer) after he was already down and shot him maybe three to four times in the back. It was very disturbing to watch.

"He shot without any fear. He didn't care. (The police officer) wasn't able to wound him at all. He came around the corner and ended up shooting the officer about half a foot away."

A community divided:

"I don't think social inequality should be dealt (with) in this manner. The community can make a point for their movement. I'm all for social equality, but this was not the way to do it. This was a tragedy. This is nothing less than a terrorist attack. That's my personal opinion."" 

"Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) 
Contract Type: Fixed Price 
Period of Performance: 10/1/2008 to 9/30/2013
Project Overview:

Since 2008, Serco has assisted DAC with the analysis, design, development, implementation, management/ administration, and evaluation of integrated, enterprise-wide and component-specific training, learning, knowledge management, and strategic human resource management interventions that are critical to achieving their mission. Serco holds an OPM TMA TO with DAC and also a contract through GSA Millenia Lite. When the GSA contract could not support all of DACs needs, Serco recommended the use of the OPM TMA vehicle. Through these contracts, Serco provides training program management support to deliver multi-faceted best practice solutions in training development and delivery, knowledge management, portal technologies, course conversions (ILT and CBT to WBT), mobile performance applications, and Learning Management Systems support. Serco applies the ADDIE model to all course development activities including ILT, WBT, and leading-edge technologies including mobile performance applications. Serco provided LMS support and also developed and continues to manage DAC's Ammunition Community of Excellence. … The CoP provides a repository of relevant materials, a forum for collaborative sharing of information, and an "Ask an Expert" capability for soldiers to receive answers to their questions from qualified DAC resources. The CoP enjoys more than 10,000 active members and has received numerous accolades from appreciative members. Most recently, Serco proposed the inclusion of mobile application tools and games to reinforce training and provide continuous and “in the field” performance support. To date, Serco has developed six mobile apps which have been distributed for both the iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (Google Play) environments. Together, these apps have reached over 15,000 soldiers and have allowed DAC to become a center of excellence in this burgeoning training environment. 

Intended or Achieved Result:

Through the design and delivery of customized instructor-led, web-based training and distribution of mobile performance supports, Serco has increased the number of DAC learners by 10–15% year over year. Serco has increased the number of DAC learners reached annually by 10%–15% via varied modalities.

In 2011 alone:

110,000 Soldiers took a Serco-authored DAC Distance Learning course 15,000 Soldiers participated in a Serco-developed, DAC-sponsored ILT course 15,000 people used the Serco-administrated DAC Ammunition CoP to discover information, references or collaborate with other ammunition professionals"" 

"Base One Technologies, Ltd. is a DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION, located in New York, NY and was formed on Feb 15, 1994. This file was obtained from the Secretary of State and has a file number of 1795583.

This business was created 7,695 days ago in the New York SOS Office and the registered agent is C T Corporation System that does business at 111 Eighth Avenue , New York in New York.

After conducting a search for principals and owners of Base One Technologies, Ltd., we were able to find 2 owners and/or executives. Their information is listed below. This file was last updated on May 14, 2013. 

Principals 
Liza R Zaneri
Chief Executive Officer
15 Irving Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801"

"Serco's Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals." http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100515p.pdf

"Requirements/Definitions The following requirements and definitions outline the different types of registered businesses Carestream Health, Inc. is interested in. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Small Business
"8(a)"
Minority Business Enterprise
HUBZone
Women Business Enterprise
Veteran-Owned Business
Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender Business Enterprise
Disabled Veteran-Owned Business
Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

To qualify as an LGBTBE, the firm must be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons. Ownership by LGBT individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by the LGBT person or LGBT persons.

To certify your business as an LGBT-owned business, please visit the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce homepage.

"8(a)"

The applicant firm must be a small business, must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States, and must demonstrate potential for success. To certify your business as 8(a), visit the SBA 8(a) Business Development home page. Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) To qualify as small disadvantaged business a firm can be found to be qualified SDB concern, if:

A small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, and Native Americans are presumed to quality. Other individuals can qualify if they show by a " preponderance of the evidence" that they are disadvantaged.

All individuals must have a net worth of less than $750,000, excluding the equity of the business and primary residence.

All applicants must also meet applicable size standards for small businesses in their industry. To become SDB certified, visit the SBA SDB home page.

"ISIS & Jihadi John Beheading Videos Staged by Actors? 
British newspaper The Daily Star has posted an article covering a viral video revealing the ISIS and Jihadi John videos are fake.

ISIS and Jihadi John Videos are Fake

The clip appears to show a TV set and film crew watching on as a Jihadi John-like figure stands next to a prisoner kneeling next to him.

The Islamic State (ISIS) beheading videos reviled millions around the world as they watched Jihadi John callously murder innocent civilians in the most barbaric way in the desert.

But this latest video suggests the videos may have been carried out by ACTORS.

Infowars

The newspaper omits the fact the video was retrieved from the French language edition of Sputnik News, an international multimedia news service launched by Rossiya Segodnya, an agency owned by the Russian government.

Sputnik News claims the video was hacked by the CyberBerkut group from the device of a Sen. John McCain staffer while on a trip to Ukraine. The pro-Russian hacktivist group primarily targets NATO websites and US military-industrial complex corporations, including Greystone Limited and Triple Canopy. It has also attacked the Ukrainian government and the German Chancellery and the German Bundestag."

"[DOJ Pride and Serco's 8(a) protégé company Base One Technologies] Information Security Services 
Information Security Planning is the process whereby an organization seeks to protect its operations and assets from data theft or computer hackers that seek to obtain unauthorized information or sabotage business operations. Without a properly planned and managed Information Security Plan, an organization runs the risk of law suits, loss of data, compromised operations and loss of reputation. Our experts have secured some of the world largest and most complex commercial and carrier networks, as well as conducted extensive analysis and implementation work on some of the Federal Government's most sensitive and critical environments, such as the FAA [and the Serco-mentored Pentagon Renovation project].

Base One Technologies takes your information security needs seriously! We conduct business analysis, install solutions and protect your network from unauthorized entry and data loss. We are there in the beginning to provide guidance and support to your data security program, through to implementation and eventually during the support life cycle providing process and procedures for incident reporting, analysis and counter measures.

Base One Technologies

Expertly researches, designs, and develops information security policies that protect your data and manage your firm's information technology risk at levels acceptable to your business.

Performs architectural assessments and conducts both internal and external penetration testing. The results of these efforts culminate in an extensive risk analysis and vulnerabilities report.

Develops and implements multi-layer Information Security Solutions, practices and procedures. We deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IP Security with VPN solutions using Cisco routers, Frame Relay, firewalls, address and port translation, obscurity standards and authentication technologies (AAA, 3DES, TACACS, etcŠ), to enhance and meet the level of Data Security required for global organizations.

Conducts IT Security and Risk Assessment in Federal government as well as security testing, implementing security for multiple platforms and operating systems around the world.

Ability to conduct business process analysis to provide technical security countermeasures, risk management and data communications security planning for large organizations.

Provides computer security integration for web server and traditional client-server based applications. We secure environments up to as many layers as required by our clients' policies, industry practices, and regulating bodies - including the desktop and user experience as required. Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter measures such as honey-pots and evidence logging and incident documentation processes and solutions."

"Originally appeared at Chuck Baldwin LIVE A missionary friend of mine in Eastern Europe recently gave me a heads up regarding an excellent article written by Sebastian Swift entitled "5 Confirmed False Flag Operations And How To Spot Them In The Future."

Swift writes, "The false flag phenomenon is distinctively modern and used as an ideological weapon to control populations with the fear of a manufactured enemy. They are used in ostensibly democratic systems where people believe they have inalienable rights. Such democratic systems--primarily the United States, Israel, and Great Britain--must shock people into sociopolitical and geopolitical consent and, as such, require sophisticated modern propaganda systems and advanced covert operations teams with highly proficient skills."

Here are his telltale signs of a false flag operation:

There is an immediate comprehensive narrative, including a convenient culprit. Law enforcement, government agencies, and the mainstream media immediately proffer a narrative that completely explains the event and encourages citizens to tie their intellectual understanding of the tragedy to the emotions they experience. In his lecture at Contact in the Desert, [author and researcher] Richard Dolan noted that a distinguishing characteristic of a false flag operation is that the official narrative IS NOT questioned by the media. There are often legislative, ideological and sociopolitical power plays waiting in the wings, which the government can immediately implement.

The official narrative has obvious domestic and geopolitical advantages for the governing body. The Bush administration used 9/11 to usher in the War on Terror, which has served as a lynchpin for countless civil liberty infringements by the national security state, including ubiquitous domestic surveillance and indefinite detention.

The narrative behind the attack serves to leverage emotions like fear, as well as patriotism, in order to manufacture consent around a previously controversial issue. For example, many of the recent domestic terror attacks, including the Aurora [and Orlando] shooting[s], have exacerbated and reinforced advocacy of gun control legislation.

Military training drills and police drills occur on the day of and very near the attack itself, causing confusion to obscure eye witness testimony and allowing orchestrators to plant both patsies, disinformation and backup operatives. This is no small point. An incredible percentage of major domestic or international terror attacks have involved simultaneous "training drills.” This list includes, but is not limited to, the infamous NORAD drills of 9/11, the 7/7 London Bombings, the 2011 Norway shooting, the Aurora shooting, Sandy Hook, and the Boston Marathon. Though none of the aforementioned events can be confirmed or denied without a doubt, they bear a striking resemblance to previous false flag attacks and should be looked at with an investigative eye…

Our Founding Fathers believed their government (the British Crown) was deliberately conspiring against them. Thomas Jefferson said as much in our Declaration of Independence:

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Read it again: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a DESIGN to reduce them under absolute Despotism . . . ." Jefferson and the rest of America's founders believed that there was a “design” (i.e, "plot," "scheme," or “conspiracy,” if you please) to “reduce them under absolute Despotism.” So, if you believe that government conspiracy is only for kooks, you must include America’s Founding Fathers in that group….

Again, I submit if we deliberately "shut our eyes against a painful truth," liberty is not long for this country. And that includes admitting when a tragedy is NOT a conspiracy. But it also means admitting when evidence suggests that it IS."

"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."

"Police drop investigation into Serco prisoner transport contract 
The outsourcing group said there was no evidence of individual or corporate wrongdoing 
By Marion Dakers 
7:42AM GMT 19 Dec 2014 
The City of London Police has closed an investigation into Serco's prisoner transport contract after more than a year of work, enabling the firm to continue with the contract until 2018.

The Ministry of Justice called in the police in August 2013 to examine whether Serco had misleadingly recorded prisoners as being ready for court when they were not, in order to meet the performance criteria of the contract.

However, Serco said on Friday that the probe into the Prisoner Escort and Custody Services (PECS) contract had been closed after the police found no evidence to support bringing charges against the outsourcing firm or its staff.

"The information obtained was also sufficient for the City of London Police to conclude there was no evidence of any corporate-wide conspiracy or an intention to falsify figures to meet the DRACT [designated ready and available for court time] contract requirement by senior Serco management or at the board level of the company," the firm said in a statement.

The Ministry of Justice had said it would end the contract immediately if the firm’s board was found to have done wrong." 

"[DOJ Pride and Serco's 8(a) protégé company Base One Technologies] Information Security Services 
Information Security Planning is the process whereby an organization seeks to protect its operations and assets from data theft or computer hackers that seek to obtain unauthorized information or sabotage business operations. Without a properly planned and managed Information Security Plan, an organization runs the risk of law suits, loss of data, compromised operations and loss of reputation. Our experts have secured some of the world largest and most complex commercial and carrier networks, as well as conducted extensive analysis and implementation work on some of the Federal Government's most sensitive and critical environments, such as the FAA.

Base One Technologies takes your information security needs seriously! We conduct business analysis, install solutions and protect your network from unauthorized entry and data loss. We are there in the beginning to provide guidance and support to your data security program, through to implementation and eventually during the support life cycle providing process and procedures for incident reporting, analysis and counter measures.

Key Clients Benefiting From Our Information Security Expertise: Base One Technologies Expertly researches, designs, and develops information security policies that protect your data and manage your firm's information technology risk at levels acceptable to your business.

Performs architectural assessments and conducts both internal and external penetration testing. The results of these efforts culminate in an extensive risk analysis and vulnerabilities report.

Develops and implements multi-layer Information Security Solutions, practices and procedures. We deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IP Security with VPN solutions using Cisco routers, Frame Relay, firewalls, address and port translation, obscurity standards and authentication technologies (AAA, 3DES, TACACS, etcŠ), to enhance and meet the level of Data Security required for global organizations.

Conducts IT Security and Risk Assessment in Federal government as well as security testing, implementing security for multiple platforms and operating systems around the world.

Ability to conduct business process analysis to provide technical security countermeasures, risk management and data communications security planning for large organizations.

Provides computer security integration for web server and traditional client-server based applications.

We secure environments up to as many layers as required by our clients' policies, industry practices, and regulating bodies - including the desktop and user experience as required.

Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter measures such as honey-pots and evidence logging and incident documentation processes and solutions."

"Government still paying G4S and Serco millions for tagging despite ban 
Two firms which faced criminal investigations over alleged overcharging received £13.2m between them after losing contract, analysis shows.
Electronic monitoring tags are used to enforce curfews on more than 100,000 offenders each year.
Photograph: Martin Argles/Guardian 
Alan Travis Home affairs editor Thursday 25 June 2015 00.01 BST
Last modified on Thursday 25 June 201511.46 BST 
The Ministry of Justice is still paying security firms G4S and Serco millions of pounds every month for supplying electronic tagging equipment, more than a year after both companies were barred from running the contract.

Both companies faced criminal investigations by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations of overcharging that led to them repaying nearly £180m.

The continuing monthly payments to the two companies were uncovered by an analysis of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies which shows that G4S was paid a total of £8.7m between March 2014 – when it lost the tagging contract – and February 2015. Serco was paid £4.5m over the same period.

The electronic monitoring tags are used to enforce curfews on more than 100,000 offenders each year. The outsourcing giant Capita took over the contract on an interim basis in April last year. In July 2014, Capita and three other companies were named as the winners of a £265m six-year contract to supply the next generation of satellite tracking tags, which would allow dangerous and repeat offenders to be monitored around the clock.

The MoJ agreed that Capita should continue to use the older G4S/Serco tagging equipment until the first satellite tracking tags were due to come into use by the end of last year.

But there have been continued delays in the development of the satellite tracking tags and the contracts with G4S and Serco to use their equipment have been extended. The Guardian understands that they were given a 15-month extension earlier this year with a further extension possible when that expires in 2016.

Richard Garside of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies said: "The ministry is continuing to pay G4S and Serco for the supply of electronic tagging equipment months after the contracts should have been terminated, because the timetable for the next generation of satellite tagging technology has slipped and slipped.

"The ministry needs to clarify, as soon as possible, when payments to G4S and Serco will end."

Garside claimed that the MoJ had originally published inaccurate data showing that the two companies had been paid a total of £32m but had since clarified the figure as being £13.2m.

An MoJ spokeswoman said: "G4S and Serco no longer deliver electronic monitoring services. We have always been clear Capita would continue to use their systems until new tags were developed, which gave taxpayers value for money and put public safety first."

She said that the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' original interpretation of the MoJ data had been incorrect as the bulk of the reported £32m that had been spent had been for the period in 2013 and 2014 when G4S and Serco still held the tagging contract.

The former justice secretary, Chris Grayling, announced in July last year that a small Redditch company, Steatite, would supply the new generation of satellite GPS tracking tags. They in turn sub-contracted to a Taiwanese company, Sanav. But it is understood that the first Steatite tags were rushed into use last year in an attempt to meet Grayling's end-of-year deadline, but had to be withdrawn amid a dispute over intellectual property rights and other issues. The tags may not be ready until 2016 or later.

G4S runs the largest current satellite tracking programme in the world in France where it tracks the daily movements of 12,000 offenders. A G4S spokesman said: "Our GPS-enabled electronic monitoring technology is a world-leader – designed, developed and exported from our base in Leicester to 17 countries around the world – and we will continue to support the ministry of justice in England and Wales in any way we can."

This article was amended on 25 June 2015 to make it clear that Steatite, not Capita, was responsible for the delays in the development of the satellite tags." 

"[White's Club member] Rupert Christopher Soames OBE (born 18 May 1959) is a British businessman, CEO of the outsourcing company Serco.[1] 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.

Education[edit]

Soames was educated at St. Aubyns Preparatory School in Rottingdean, East Sussex and Eton College,[2] and then Worcester College at the University of Oxford,[3] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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,[6] replacing Philip Harrower who died when his car collided with a train in the United States.[7]

Soames was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[8] 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."

"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 [Serco] shareholders 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."

"Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 
8 January 2015  
Sercosaid 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."

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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