ACS NSA Hayden 9/11
Fri Sep 8, 2006 23:55

Recalling that Fenton Dawson, a government relations
employee at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) in
Dallas, a ManTech spin-off, was on the Comair jet that
crashed a few days ago in Kentucky ... on his way to
Washington for "a seminar," or "on business," or "a
business conference," depending on which newspaper you
read, when the company is under investigation for
backdating stock options, and that ACS is an NSA
contractor brought in by Michael Hayden, you'd expect
to find ...
Another Link to 9/11:

ACS approved the change in Mohammed Atta's visa status
in the US from tourist to student - and later called
it a computer storage error:
Statements of Rudi Dekkers, Huffman Aviation, and Tom
Blodgett from ACS, worth reading and in context with
the CIA student visa scandal ...
------Extent of ACS Intelligence Ties
Intelligence Inc. May 15, 2005 By Shane Harris

in November 2003, Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin
Corp. acquired a government contracts division of
Affiliated Computer Services Inc., a smaller firm,
headquartered in Dallas, with deep connections to the
intelligence agencies...
ACS, Lockheed, Torture
... Premier was bought up by another Virginia company
named CACI International Inc., which used the original
contract to hire private interrogators to work in Abu
Ghraib prison.
A similar technology contract deal was pulled by
Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corporation, which
bought up a small company named Affiliated Computer
Services Inc. (ACS) with a Department of Interior
technology contract, and then used the contract to
employ private interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
ACS Bribery and Federal Contract Fixing,1,5425021.story?coll=chi-newsap_in-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
Company vying for $1 billion state contract had
problems elsewhere
Associated Press
Published August 20, 2006, 10:21 PM CDT
ROOB CONNECTION: Affiliated Computer Services Inc.,
one of the companies negotiating with the Family and
Social Services Administration for a state welfare
eligibility contract worth an estimated $1 billion
over 10 years, formerly employed FSSA Secretary Mitch

DANIELS CONNECTION: ACS has donated $12,500 to
Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels' campaign committee over
the past three years, including the maximum $5,000
each of the past two years.

WHAT'S NEXT: Daniels has non-FSSA aides reviewing the
contract, which could be awarded by the end of the
year. --------------
ACS and ES&S
A Parable of the US 2000 Election
You can find an interesting analysis of a Missouri
election that went sour here. In that analysis you'll
find a history of mergers within the election
tabulation industry. The interesting part is that
apparently, ES&S (which describes itself as privately
owned) and Sequoia are effectively the same company,
the company that owns both is called Affiliated
Computer Services (ACS) of Dallas, TX. They are
apparently also a major player in providing technology
services to the US court system, USPS, DOT, FCC, the
US Senate, the White House, and several other
government agencies. I use "apparently" because I
haven't had time to sit down and verify through public
record the corporate transfers described in the above
What does this mean? It's an interesting concentration
of power. If one controls the datastream of an
organization, one has a great deal of knowledge of
what it's really doing. Actually, in this case, it
would be interesting to know the relationship between
ACS and the GOP and/or the Bush family.
ES&S is the largest election services and equipment
vendor in the world. I saw a statement that says they
count votes in 60% in US precincts. Apparently, we
aren't the only country that may have had problems
with ES&S. Column Democracy teeters on the brink in
Peru. This discusses the reelection of Fujimori in an
election widely believed to be fraudulent. ES&S
provided the equipment. Note that Fujimori is believed
to be friendly to US corporate interests.
Subj: NewsFlash: Affiliated Computer Services (ACS)
contributed $258,275 to repubs., $0 to dems, 1995 -
Gerretson as Director, National Intelligence and
Information Operations
San Antonio, Texas -- July 7, 2004, dNovus RDI is
pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Gerretson as the
dNovus Director of National Intelligence and
Information Operations. Mr. Gerretson was previously
Director of Information Assurance (IA) at Lockheed
Martin, with customers in the Federal, State, Local,
HealthCare and Commercial sectors.
Mr. Gerretson has over 28 years experience in the
areas of IA, Network and Computer Security, Network
Engineering, Systems Engineering and Program
Management. As Director of IA for Lockheed- Martin,
(formerly Affiliated Computer Services Defense, Inc.)
he led a team of 120 in providing IA services
including penetration testing, security consulting and
networking design, cyber-forensics, security products
evaluation, security policy evaluation and creation,
and security training for the NSA, DoD, State, and
commercial organizations. He was a Cryptologic
Technician in the US Navy and held technical positions
with Ford Aerospace, JG Vandyke & Associates, and
Computer Sciences Corporation.
Mr. Gerretson has testified before committees of the
U.S. Congress as an expert witness on Information
Security matters, and has been a featured speaker at
national and international conferences, including the
Information Warfare Conference in London.

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