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Watch out Parsons employees, here comes babblin’ Bill (Bodie)

Parsons Appoints Bodie as Energy, Systems & Security Division Manager 

Posted on : 2010-05-17 | Author : Parsons : PressRelease 
PASADENA, CA — 05/17/10 — Parsons announces the appointment of William Bodie as Manager of the Energy, Systems & Security (ESS) Division for its Infrastructure & Technology group. In this role, Mr. Bodie will lead ESS’s work in the energy, mission-critical systems, homeland security and defense, and intelligence markets — Parsons is one of the largest providers of management, engineering, environmental, and planning services to government agencies.

Prior to joining Parsons, Mr. Bodie worked for one of the world’s largest engineering, logistics, and defense services contractors. He was president and lead executive of the company’s North American Government & Defense business unit, responsible for the strategic goals, business operations, and financial performance of an enterprise with more than 25,000 employees globally. He also managed the company’s interface with the U.S. Army on LOGCAP, its largest expeditionary support services program, as well as overseeing numerous major engineering, construction, and logistics projects for the Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Air Force, and other U.S. federal and allied national security agencies.

“Bill brings to Parsons a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills from his roles as a defense services contractor, leading national security consultant, and policy adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force,” said Todd Wager, Parsons Group President. “We are committed to the government services market, and having someone of Bill’s caliber join our leadership team demonstrates that commitment.”

Mr. Bodie is a leader in strategic communications and public affairs, having served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the United States Air Force and Director of Communications at a leading global security company. He also was a Senior Fellow at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies where he directed research on national security institutions in Russia and other ex-Soviet republics. Mr. Bodie is the author of numerous articles, monographs, and book reviews on intelligence, defense, and national security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in politics from New York University. He will be based in Washington, D.C. Read the remainder of this entry »

KBR’s Bill Bodie resigns – Good F-ing Riddance!

William C Bodie courtesy of google

Good riddance! I had to establish a whole new category when Bodie started his public campaign of villainizing victims of KBR incompetence and corruption. I called it Bodie Babble. He actually had the ballz to write op-ed article for news papers around the country supporting KBR’s position of why KBR wasn’t responsible to killing Col Gentry and making others sick at Qarmat Ali, why it wasn’t KBR’s fault at all that Jamie Jones’ was raped and held against her will in 2005 and why the Good Friday Massacre was the Army’s fault.

Below is the email sent out by KBR’s Mark Williams.

TO: All KBR Infrastructure, Government & Power (IGP) Employees

FROM: Mark Williams, Group President, IGP

SUBJECT: North American Government and Defense Leadership

KBR plays a vital role in support of the U.S. military and other Government agencies. The leadership of the North American Government & Defense (NAG&D) Business Unit is an important aspect of that support. I want to thank Bill Bodie for his work, dedication and service to KBR. Bill has resigned to take another job and I wish him well in his new endeavor.

As we work to fill the NAG&D role, I will serve as interim President. I will continue to look to the counsel of Richard Hack, Jill Pettibone, Richard Graves, Linda McKnight, Bud West and their teams to guide the organization.

Thank you all for your service and dedication to KBR. I look forward to our continued work together as we strive to make KBR the world’s premier go-to contractor of choice.

So what happened to Bodie? Did he even make it a year? Maybe….barely! He replace Bruce Stanski when he just up and quit onMarch 17, 2009 and slithered on over to Fluor taking many of his minions with him. So where is Bodie slithering too. Dyncorp? Agility?

Now I’m going to have to edit my KBR Happy Dance JibJab of Bill Bodie and Bill Utt.  For those who are unaware this JibJab is the dance I think Bill and Bill do every time there is a ruling in KBR’s favor. (Do not click if you are easily offended!)

So…..any speculation on who will be replacing Bodie? I understand Lucifer is available!

Bye Bye Bill!! I’m sure if you land in the Defense Industry ANYWHERE you will be giving me plenty more to write about!

Ms Sparky

KBR continues their assault of rape victim

KBR Says Jamie Leigh Jones Was Asking For It

(note: any reference to 2007 as the year Jamie was raped is incorrect. The year is 2005 and the quoted court documents are being amended )

KBR Says Jamie Leigh Jones Was Asking For ItJamie Leigh Jones worked for KBR when she was brutally gang raped and imprisoned by co-workers and later rescued by her Texas-based Congressman. Today, KBR dropped its fight to deny her justice. But it’s not all good news.

KBR would like us all to know that, like all rape victims, Jamie Leigh Jones was asking for it, because she had a couple drinks and a pleasant conversation with the man who later raped her. In a press release on their website nauseatingly labeled “Facts About Jamie Leigh Jones Litigation,” they state

Also in Congressional testimony (and in several media interviews), Ms. Jones stated she only took two sips from a drink. However, several witnesses present at the social gathering outside the barracks observed her having several drinks and flirting with one particular firefighter whom she had socialized with the night before. She was also seen leaving the gathering with this firefighter.

The firefighter admits that he and Ms. Jones had consensual sex. However, he is certain that nobody else was present or had sex with Ms. Jones that night.

If you’d like to read Jones’ original filing, you can: she describes in detail being drugged (Oh, wait! Could that be why what she remembers drinking is different than what she was “seen” drinking and why she doesn’t remember leaving with her rapist?) and then waking up bloody and brutalized. To wit:

Tragically, on the evening on July 28, 2007, during her off-duty hours, Jamie was drugged (by what was believed to be Rohypnol) and brutally raped by, on information and belief, several Halliburton/KBR firefighters, including defendant, Charles Boartz, while she was in her room in the barracks. When she awoke the next morning still affected by the drug, she found her body naked and severely bruised, with lacerations to her vagina and anus, blood running down her leg, her breast implants were ruptured, and her pectoral muscles torn – which would later require reconstructive surgery. Upon walking to the rest room, she passed out again. When she returned to the living area, she found Charles Boartz lying in her bottom bed. She asked him what had happened, and he confessed to having unprotected sex with her. Jamie reported the rape to the [sic] Pete Arroyo, one of the operations personnal, who then took her to a KBR medical personnel.

KBR additionally asserts that because she didn’t immediately report the brutalizing rape, charge Boartz and only told Arroyo later that morning, she obviously wasn’t “really” raped.

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Army awards lucrative Iraq support contract to KBR

By KIMBERLY HEFLING and RICHARD LARDNER (AP)

WASHINGTON — Defense giant KBR Inc. was awarded a contract potentially worth $2.8 billion for support work in Iraq as U.S. forces continue to leave the country, military authorities said Tuesday.

KBR was notified of the award Friday, a day after the company told shareholders it lost about $25 million in award fees because of flawed electrical work in Iraq.

The Houston-based company was charged with maintaining the barracks where Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth of Pittsburgh, a 24-year-old Green Beret, was electrocuted in 2008 while showering. The company has denied wrongdoing, and investigators said in August there was “insufficient evidence to prove or disprove” that anyone was criminally culpable in Maseth’s death.

The uproar over his death triggered a review of 17 other electrocution deaths in Iraq and widespread inspections and repairs of electrical work in Iraq, much of it performed by KBR.

Dan Carlson, a spokesman for the Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., said the new contract is for one year, with an option for four more. KBR will handle logistics support, transportation mission, and postal operations. Read the remainder of this entry »

Judge allows trial of suits over KBR convoy deaths

By Tom Fowler – Houston Chronicle
Feb. 8, 2010

Lawsuits claiming Houston-based KBR should have stopped a 2004 truck convoy in Iraq before six civilian drivers were killed and others injured in an ambush can go to trial, a federal judge ruled today.

U.S. District Judge Gray Miller had previously dismissed the case, agreeing with KBR’s argument that it didn’t have the authority to keep the fuel convoys off the road and that a trial would be an improper challenge to military decision-making. KBR contracts with the military to provide logistical support.

But after an appeals court overturned his decision, Miller allowed the parties to gather more evidence, which turned up e-mails of KBR managers saying they thought they could stop the conveys and had done so in the past. Read the remainder of this entry »