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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:12 AM
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The other "contractor" in the Passport "breaches"
Stanley Associates was the first contractor made public. Here is the second:
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http://search.isp.netscape.com/nsisp/boomframe.jsp?quer...


For the past 16 years, The Analysis Corporation (TAC) has provided invaluable service to the U.S. Government's national security effort. Increasingly, and especially since 9/11, TAC has made its most important contribution in the counterterrorism (CT) realm, supporting national watchlisting activities as well as other CT intelligence and analytic efforts. Led by the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and staffed by other former senior officials from the Intelligence Community, TAC is at the forefront of the fight to safeguard U.S. national interests.

With depth and breadth of experience in the counterterrorism field, and through the integration of technology and analysis, TAC is able to provide the Government with technology, expertise, and intelligence support that enables CT activities and information sharing and advances the CT mission.

Information Technology
TAC provides full life-cycle support for complex systems using state-of-the-art COTS, GOTS, and custom-developed components in service-oriented architectures under both J2EE and .NET frameworks. TAC specializes in developing secure, high-performance, and highly reliable systems in support of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies. TAC provides experts in the fields of enterprise architecture, systems architecture and design, systems integration, database design and development, programming, and systems operation and administration.

Intelligence Operations and Analysis
TAC has a strong cadre of cleared intelligence analysts and specialists who have extensive experience in CT and related fields. With a demonstrated record of retaining quality CT analysts in a dynamic market, TAC consistently provides skilled analysts intimately familiar with the missions, roles, and responsibilities of the Government's multifaceted CT Community. TAC employees are integrated into intelligence, law enforcement, defense, and homeland security work units, serve in Government operations centers, and play a critical role in watchlisting efforts.

Mission Consulting
TAC staff consists of subject matter experts with extensive expertise in a wide range of disciplines. This expertise is available to assist clients in business process re-engineering, program management, strategic planning, applied technology, facilitation, and governance challenges.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:18 AM
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1. Two contractors and the State Department
couldn't keep simple passport records secure. I guess if we contracted out Condi's job maybe then they could keep the records safe from prying eyes. What a waste of our tax dollars.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:21 AM
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2. In a related link regarding NCTC (National CounterTerrorism Center)
http://search.isp.netscape.com/nsisp/boomframe.jsp?quer...

What We Do


NCTC serves as the primary organization in the United States Government for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining to terrorism possessed or acquired by the United States Government (except purely domestic terrorism); serves as the central and shared knowledge bank on terrorism information; provides all-source intelligence support to government-wide counterterrorism activities; establishes the information technology (IT) systems and architectures within the NCTC and between the NCTC and other agencies that enable access to, as well as integration, dissemination, and use of, terrorism information.

NCTC serves as the principal advisor to the DNI on intelligence operations and analysis relating to counterterrorism, advising the DNI on how well US intelligence activities, programs, and budget proposals for counterterrorism conform to priorities established by the President.

Unique among US agencies, NCTC also serves as the primary organization for strategic operational planning for counterterrorism. Operating under the policy direction of the President of the United States, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council, NCTC provides a full-time interagency forum and process to plan, integrate, assign lead operational roles and responsibilities, and measure the effectiveness of strategic operational counterterrorism activities of the US Government, applying all instruments of national power to the counterterrorism mission.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:26 AM
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3. They even have a "Kids" page !
Edited on Sat Mar-22-08 06:26 AM by kentuck
Beaker the Eagle and Little Lady liberty?

http://www.nctc.gov/kids/kids.html
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:44 AM
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5. And here is the CEO of TAC...
http://search.isp.netscape.com/nsisp/boomframe.jsp?quer...

John O. Brennan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brennan was appointed President and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC) in McLean, VA in November 2005. Prior to joining TAC, Mr. Brennan had a distinguished 25-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in a variety of senior positions throughout the Intelligence Community. His last assignment was (interim) Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Mr. Brennan was appointed to that position, with the approval of the President, by the Director of Central Intelligence in October 2004. He served as head of the NCTC until August 2005. Mr. Brennan also served as the Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC) from 12 March 2003 until 6 December 2004. When the NCTC was formally launched in December 2004, all functions and responsibilities of the TTIC were transferred to the NCTC.

Mr. Brennan began his career as an intelligence officer in 1980 with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations as a Career Trainee. After joining the Directorate of Intelligence in 1981, he served with the Department of State as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served in a variety of analytic assignments in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis in the Directorate of Intelligence. Mr. Brennan was in charge of terrorism analysis in the DCI's Counterterrorist Center between 1990 and 1992, including during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After a management position in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, Mr. Brennan served as the CIA's daily intelligence briefer at the White House in 1994 and 1995. Mr. Brennan was the Executive Assistant to then-DDCI George Tenet from 1995 to 1996, and he served as Chief of Station in a major Middle East capital from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Brennan served as DCI Tenet's Chief of Staff from 1999 to 2001 and as Deputy Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2001 to March 2003.

In April 2007, Mr. Brennan was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), a not-for-profit professional association of public and private sector leaders of the intelligence and national security communities.

Mr. Brennan is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the National Security Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Director of Central Intelligence Director's Medal, and the Defense Intelligence Agency's Director's Award.

Mr. Brennan earned a BA in Political Science from Fordham University in 1977, including study at the American University of Cairo in 1975 to 1976. He received a MA in Government with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:55 AM
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7. Dems will have one hell of a mess to clean up come
January. Private sector hacks have taken over.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:21 AM
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10. Odd how all these ex govt. people open a new business
It would be nice to find out who gave them the contract and for what amount. Any one know? It is also always nice to have the same people who seemed to have put us into this mess still running things. Course now for a profit. Makes one feel so safe. Any one wonder how far we can go spending all this money that we have to get from other countries . Try paying off your credit card if you think it will be easy.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:34 AM
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12. And TAC is a subsidiary of these folks...
Paid for by your tax dollars, in the Defense budget.
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http://search.isp.netscape.com/nsisp/boomframe.jsp?quer...

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SFA, Inc. with its subsidiary, The Analysis Corporation (TAC), is a defense and security contractor with a significant technology pedigree. They have deep core competencies in counter-terrorism, C4ISR and information systems integration, applied research and development and specialized shelter integration. The resources of the combined enterprise will be focused to fuel an aggressive organic and external growth program for SFA and TAC, designed to further enhance and bolster their leadership position and service offerings in national security. Further, GLOBAL's international scale and reach, experience and expertise, will represent unique channels for the application and deployment of SFA and TAC products and technologies on behalf of the US Government.

"Our alliance with GLOBAL provides the resources to continue our program of rapid growth and development and provides unprecedented reach for our technologies and solutions' noted SFA Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Robinson. 'Joining forces with GLOBAL offers us the unique opportunity to apply and deploy our capabilities towards any and all threats before they reach the US shores."

SFA will operate as an independent subsidiary, retaining its name, management team, employees and infrastructure. SFA will also maintain its own US board of directors and operate with the appropriate national security protections. The Board will include SFA Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Robinson and Executive Vice President Dr. William Moyer, as well as Global Strategies Group senior executives Ron Jones and Carl Rysdon. The SFA subsidiary, TAC, will continue to be led by its CEO, John Brennan.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:30 AM
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4. Maybe they should put the guy who stores the white house
e-mails in charge of passports. Then we can be sure no one would ever see the files.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:10 AM
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9. lol!
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:52 AM
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6. Where did the two guys who were fired work before?
And now?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:55 AM
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8. Nobody is saying..
We probably will never know. They are working for the CIA and Homeland Security, basically.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:30 AM
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11. An eye for an eye.... the people who did this, should have their
personal info put out there, and then their phone records should be investigated to the hilt to see if they were expressing "inappropriate curiosity" or if they were digging for someone somewhere, perhaps someone in a rather high place who likes to leak things when it suits him/her. The wh is well known for leaking, for good or bad.
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 09:05 AM
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13. k&r
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 09:24 AM
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14. If the perps had been enemies of the administration...
they'd already be being paraded on all the newszers 24/7, ergo...
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