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Probe Finds Dover Supervisors Targeted Whistleblowers

(November 11, 2011 – interview with whistleblowers William Zwicharowski, James Parsons & Gari-Lynn Smith)

Jim Garamone – (American Forces Press Service) – WASHINGTON  –  January 31, 2012 – The Office of Special Counsel has determined that supervisors at the U.S. Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, Del., retaliated against four employees who tried to expose wrongdoing at the facility.

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Schwartz on smoking, Myles joins the club & other news

“Don’t blow smoke up my ass” about what a military platform can do and when it will be ready, Schwartz told a tense and silent ballroom filled with defense industry executives. “There’s no time for it. There’s no patience for it. OK?” –Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz

Interesting Times
ROBERT KAHN – February 11, 2011 – “May you live in interesting times” is supposed to be an ancient Chinese proverb – though no one has ever proved that, and Westerners don’t know whether it’s supposed to be a blessing or a curse.

We live in interesting times, but am I the only one who feels that the rest of the world is missing the point?

Take Wikileaks and Julian Assange.

I, for one, do not care how Julian Assange has sex, nor with whom he has it. Nor do I see what Julian Assange’s sex life has to do with the 251,287 diplomatic cables from U.S. Embassies around the world that have embarrassed O so many people, and may have contributed to the revolution in Egypt.

What I wonder is why the U.S. Army allowed a private, first class, to get his hands on a quarter of a million classified cables, so he could slip them to Mr. Assange.

Doesn’t that seem a more interesting question, for U.S. national security and all, than what Julian Assange did with the condom? (Click HERE for article)

Major General (USA Ret.) James R. Myles Joins DynCorp International 
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – February 11, 2011 – DynCorp International (DI) yesterday announced that Major General (USA Ret.) James R. Myles has joined the company as Vice President of Aviation Operations, within the company’s Aviation business area. He is based in Huntsville, Ala.
“We are honored that General Myles chose to join our team,” said Steve Gaffney, Chairman and CEO of DynCorp International. “As we look to the future and across our seven business areas, DI holds tremendous potential for growth and Gen. Myles’ extraordinary achievements and knowledge will enrich the services we provide. We are committed to the Huntsville community and look forward to continuing to expand our presence there.”

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Pirates of the Pentagon and other news

U.S. strips intelligence analyst of security clearance and job but won’t say why
By Peter Finn – Washington Post Staff Writer – November 27, 2010 – Eighteen months ago, John Dullahan was an intelligence analyst with a long and varied career in both the military and the classified world. Today, he is jobless and blacklisted from the federal workforce, his loyalty to the United States, he says, brought into question. 

He just isn’t sure why. 

On St. Patrick’s Day 2009, the government stripped the Irish-born Dullahan’s security clearance and fired him from his job at the Defense Intelligence Agency in a manner that has no precedent at the Pentagon – invoking a national security clause that states that it would harm the interests of the United States to inform him of the accusations against him. 

As a result, Dullahan, a Vietnam veteran who served at military posts around the world and as a U.N. weapons inspector in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, cannot appeal to a board of senior agency officials, as others in his position might. He is, in effect, stranded. 

“This has been devastating for me,” said Dullahan, 65, who became a U.S. citizen in 1973. “I am a loyal American.” 

Security clearances are a ticket to opportunity for hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors. But when those clearances are taken away, so is any chance of employment in the national security complex. 

The reasons to revoke a security clearance can vary. Some federal workers lose them because they are found to be using illicit drugs. Others lose them when they are determined to be financially vulnerable, a situation that might make them susceptible to blackmail.  (Click HERE for article)

Philadelphia-based CDI Corporation Settles False Claims Act Allegations
Allegedly Mischarged Labor Costs Under Military Aircraft Engine Contracts
WASHINGTON – November 24, 2010 – CDI Corporation has agreed to pay the United States $1.95 million to resolve allegations in a lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act that CDI wrongfully charged labor costs to work orders under military aircraft engine contracts for The General Electric Company (GE), the Justice Department announced today. According to the government’s allegations, the work for which the military was charged was not actually performed.

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