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Re: [casi] Some coincidences? The Science Applications International Corporation

Two more must-reads re US government restructuring to dominate the 21st

The world had honestly better be paying attention to what is taking place in
and my friend's site:
I share your concern for Iraqi citizens and their children..  but it seems
to me their problems can only be solved now by an administration change in
Washington. Unfortunately just how this can be brought about I do not know.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ppg" <>
To: "Glen Rangwala" <>; "CASI discuss list"
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [casi] Some coincidences? The Science Applications
International Corporation

> SAIC is well worth examining further.  Its responsibilities are more
> widespread than commonly known.
> Vol. 20 No. 4, 1999 NAAV, Atomic Veterans Newsletter
> William J. Brady
> August, 1998
> Scientific Advisor
> National Association of Atomic Veterans
> excerpt:
> [....] With intense lobbying by the National Association of Radiation
> Survivors, the National Association of Atomic Veterans, and the larger
> veterans organizations, Congress did intend compensation of atomic
> but has been frustrated by implementing government agencies and their
> contractors. The 1981 Veterans' Health Care, Training, and Small Business
> Loan Act promised atomic veterans medical care from the Veterans
> Administration (VA, later the Department of Veterans Affairs) if veterans
> could prove service connection of their illnesses. Very few could. Even
> scientists talk only of probability of causation. The Veterans' Dioxin and
> Radiation Exposure Compensations Act of 1984, P.L. 98-542 listed fifteen
> so-called radiogenic diseases to make proof easier, but required a dose of
> five rem to be awarded compensation. DNA and its dose reconstruction
> contractor provided dose information to the VA that seldom met the test.
> Dose reconstruction contractor Science Applications International
> Corporation (SAIC) published internal dose screens with false parameters
> that effectively almost eliminated internal dose assignments for atomic
> veterans. This in turn kept atomic veterans from having recorded total
> external plus internal doses of five rem required by P.L.98-542. In most
> dose reconstruction cases, SAIC studiously decreased the assigned doses of
> atomic veterans, even though DNA and VA espoused the principle that
> would be given the benefit of the doubt. When SAIC employees ran low on
> necessary dose reconstructions, where there were no recorded doses or
> were missing, they attacked dose reconstructions already on record and
> lowered them. Their next targets were the film badge records themselves.
> Documents show it was the intent of SAIC to minimize doses of veterans who
> might claim compensation if given the benefit of the doubt, or even doses
> from reconstructions veterans had paid others to provide.
> SAIC apparently acted on its own agenda with impunity because it had
> political connections through its board of directors straight to the
> Department of Defense. Because DNA answered to an undersecretary of
> while contracting to SAIC, a clear conflict of interest existed. In some
> cases, the Secretary of Defense, William Perry for example, or a nominee,
> Bobby Inman for example, were former members of SAIC's board of directors
> and one board member, Melvin Laird, was a former Secretary of Defense. A
> auditor, rebuffed when he attempted to audit an SAIC contract with the
> Pentagon, was quoted in the newspapers as stating that it was difficult to
> distinguish between employees of SAIC and the Department of Defense. SAIC,
> very large government contractor, was convicted of Federal felony fraud in
> 1992 regarding a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency, has
> performed questionably and been involved in lawsuits regarding other
> government contracts, but has remained unquestioned regarding its dose
> reconstruction contract with DNA.
> [....]   more
> pg
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glen Rangwala" <>
> To: "CASI discuss list" <>
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 3:56 PM
> Subject: [casi] Some coincidences? The Science Applications International
> Corporation
> > Dear All
> >
> > Would someone with a bit of energy do some hunting around on the web
> > a strange set of coincidences. This revolves around the Science
> > Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a San Diego-based defence
> > contractor with annual revenues of $5.9 billion.
> >
> > 1. Iraq. Its most prominent role at present in Iraq is the role as the
> > official employer of the Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council
> > (IRDC). SAIC is, the New York Times tells us, officially in charge of
> > Iraqi side of the temporary government that is being set up under Jay
> > Garner. My overview of IRDC is at:
> >
> >
> >
> > A second role that SAIC has in Iraq is as behind the "Voice of the New
> > Iraq", the radio station established on 15 April 2003 at Umm Qasr, as
> > US government propaganda outlet.
> >
> > A particularly interesting feature is that SAIC's Vice President until
> > October 2002 was David Kay, the former IAEA inspector who has been one
> > the core media pundits on Iraq's weapons, perpetually stressing the
> > imminent threat of Iraq's weapons. He was also coordinator of SAIC's
> > homeland security and counterterrorism initiatives. Conflict of
> > or what?
> >
> > A final Iraq-related link is that SAIC's Corporate Vice President for
> > Strategic Assessment and Development until 7 February 2003 was
> > Ryan Henry of Virginia, now Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for
> >
> > 2. the anthrax attacks in the US. There was a SAIC employee until March
> > 2002 who has gone onto achieve some notoriety: Stephen Hatfill.
> >
> > Any thoughts? Anybody want to concoct a plausible story..? Of course,
> > 38,000 employees, the Hatfill link may just be one-of-those-things.
> >
> > All the best
> > Glen.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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