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How Booz Allen Hamilton Swallowed Washington

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From its origins as a management consulting firm, Booz Allen has quietly grown into a government-wide contracting behemoth, fed by ballooning post-Sept. 11 intelligence budgets and Washington’s increasing reliance on outsourcing. With 24,500 employees and 99% of its revenues from the federal government, its growth in the last decade has been stunning (and until very recently with little to no knowledge from the main street that it even exists).

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Via Bloomberg BusinessWeek,

In 1940, a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy began to think about what a war with Germany would look like. The admirals worried in particular about the Kriegsmarine’s fleet of U-boats, which were preying on Allied shipping and proving impossible to find, much less sink. Stymied, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox turned to Booz, Fry, Allen & Hamilton, a consulting firm in Chicago whose best-known clients were Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) and Montgomery Ward.

The firm had effectively invented management consulting, deploying whiz kids from top schools as analysts and acumen-for-hire to corporate clients. Working with the Navy’s own planners, Booz consultants developed a special sensor system that could track the U-boats’ brief-burst radio communications and helped design an attack strategy around it. With its aid, the Allies by war’s end had sunk or crippled most of the German submarine fleet.

That project was the start of a long collaboration. As the Cold War set in, intensified, thawed, and was supplanted by global terrorism in the minds of national security strategists, the firm, now called Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), focused more and more on government work. In 2008 it split off its less lucrative commercial consulting arm - under the name Booz & Co. - and became a pure government contractor, publicly traded and majority-owned by private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG).

In the fiscal year ended in March 2013, Booz Allen Hamilton reported $5.76 billion in revenue, 99 percent of which came from government contracts, and $219 million in net income. Almost a quarter of its revenue - $1.3 billion - was from major U.S. intelligence agencies. Along with competitors such as Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), CACI, and BAE Systems (BAESY), the McLean (Va.)-based firm is a prime beneficiary of an explosion in government spending on intelligence contractors over the past decade. About 70 percent of the 2013 U.S. intelligence budget is contracted out, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says almost a fifth of intelligence personnel work in the private sector.

It’s safe to say that most Americans, if they’d heard of Booz Allen at all, had no idea how huge a role it plays in the U.S. intelligence infrastructure. They do now.

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Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Welfare Queen.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment prains
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so in other words 9/11 was the best thing ever to happen for Booz and its buddies.........hmmmmm?

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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One must always ask "Cui bono" when considering the dark side of the universe. After all war IS a racket.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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you're not going to believe this but ..

NBC used to produce a game show called 21. this was back in the nine-teen and 50s.

wait. that's not the amazing part.

the show was *fixed*!  scripted!

wait. that's not the amazing part.

NBC's evening news department somehow had No Idea that the quiz show was faked.

wait. that's not the amazing part.

congress passed a law.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/509

It shall be unlawful for any person, with intent to deceive the listening or viewing public—

(1) To supply to any contestant in a purportedly bona fide contest of intellectual knowledge or intellectual skill any special and secret assistance whereby the outcome of such contest will be in whole or in part prearranged or predetermined.

wait. that's not the amazing part.

we are all contestants in a purportedly bona fide contest, but the outcome is in whole or in part pre-arranged

wait. that's not the amazing part.

nobody is prosecuting the perpetrators!

but wait. that's not the amazing part.

nobody seems to mind.

 

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:56 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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Baaaaa

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Fascism at its finest.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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None of that was amazing.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:56 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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What's amazing is how by stealth the US economy has changed from a Capitalism to Fascism incrementally.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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From Vietnam Fighter Jets and Medicare to KBR/Halliburton No-Bid Contracts and Drugs for Seniors...it's an old and none-too-subtle racket.

 

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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What's amazing is how by stealth the US economy has changed from a Capitalism to Fascism incrementally.

Capitalism in the US has always been a highly segregated phenomenon. Ever since the giant bank bailout in 1930 it's been a joke to call the US 'capitalist.'

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment piliage
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What's truly amazing is that a company with 5bil in revenue based on elephant sized insider government contracts only has a profit margin (ie is only paying taxes) of 4%. Some serious 'tax-management' is going on there.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment Suraj Corominas
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How does WWE wrestling get around that law?

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Clever Name
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It was ruled as 'entertainment' and not an actual sporting event/competition years ago.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Cui Bono
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Go ahead CD, you may ask Cui Bono what you will.... Wait, I think I sense your question... No Cui is not related to Sonny...

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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But there IS a strong resemblance.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment CH1
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Dwight Eisenhower was SOOOOO right.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:36 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket that is fired, signifies a theft from those that are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. --Dwight D. Eisenhower

When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing: Dwight David Eisenhower

All of us have heard this term 'preventive war' since the earliest days of Hitler. I don't believe there is such a thing; and, frankly, I wouldn't even listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing: Dwight Eisenhower

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. ”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:59 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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Alright, we know what he said.

Now, what did he DO?

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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Just a puppet like all the others .......????? He did what he was told to do???

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment SuccorMoney
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He balanced the budget, for one thing. I like Ike.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 06:54 | Link to Comment mvsjcl
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Pose for the one dollar coin?

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Invent/create problem. Solve problem for money. Use money to grow, invent larger problems and blackmail/buy influence. Repeat.

Look mom! I invented Cancer AND Chemo.

 

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Wave-Tech
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Classic: Problem / Reaction / Solution

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Debt-Is-Not-Money
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HEGEL LIVES!

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 23:42 | Link to Comment logically possible
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"So in other words 9/11 was the best thing ever to happen to Booz and buddies"

The majority of Booz Allen is owned by Carlyle Group, Carlyle Group originated from George Bush Sr. and the Bin Laden family. Carlyle landed government contracts to supply  war goods. Among many other things.
Google, Carlyle Group Bush connection to Bin Laden
This was all exposed back during the Iraq war, but the sheeple found it to unbelievable, and beyond comprehension.
Snowden has just exposed more of the dots to be connected.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 01:23 | Link to Comment Kiwi Pete
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Interesting.  I did Ixquick that (nobody Googles any more, do they?)  and found this article published by the NY Times date 26 October 2001:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/26/business/bin-laden-family-liquidates-holdings-with-carlyle-group.html

 

Aparrantly they decided to liquuidate their holding after 9/11 to forestall any criticism that they were profiting from the war on terror.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Indeed Rand. These greedy corporate bloodsucking bastards hate us for our freedoms. Meanwhile Obama is now sending weapons direct to Al-qaeda terrorists and cannibals. See the irony in all this? WHat do the loyal Republicans say about the corporate interests who suck Washington dry?

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Larry Dallas
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Yes. Every day it becomes more apparant that 9/11 created one of the most profitable industries since WW2. Anti-terrorism.

War is never accidental. It is always carefully manufactured. 

- Larry Dallas, 2013

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:41 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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"War is never accidental. It is always carefully manufactured." - Larry Dallas, 2013

So is consent.  Chomsky was right on that.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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It’s safe to say that most Americans, if they’d heard of Booz Allen at all, had no idea how huge a role it plays in the U.S. intelligence infrastructure. They do now.

~~~

It’s SAFER to say that most Americans, still haven't heard of Booz Allen & had no idea that he was such a good dancer & could get to the FINALS on DWTS...

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:56 | Link to Comment involuntarilybirthed
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That is probably a fair statement, the SAFER one.  However, it is never the masses that watch over the ideals of a nation, it's framework or its constitution.  And in this case, sadly, neither is Washington.  Like artist and muscians, there are those few that take a keen interest (not just flag waving kind) in not just the history but of the workings of our nation and like a religion take it  seriously.  This lot is larger than one would think. 

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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"However, it is never the masses that watch over the ideals of a nation, it's framework or its constitution.  And in this case, sadly, neither is Washington.  Like artist and muscians, there are those few that take a keen interest (not just flag waving kind) in not just the history but of the workings"

~~~

Yeah ~ likewise there are some who "wave the flag & CHEER" because ZH hit it's billionth set of eyes [other thread]... Then ~ there are some who wonder why the "Luciferian Anti-Defamation League" in Switzerland has stunted full panorama commentary [& moreso, why veterans of ZH aren't vocally pissed off about it or why their fingers get mangled up in 'FUCK YOU BERNANKE' comments]...

Nowadays ~ Around here... "They're NOT [that], they're [this]" SMG gets 68 upvotes for saying 'Alexander' should be arrested' [which is probably true ~ but what's the fucking use]?...

Instead ~ sawyer gets 9 "junks" for pointing out the TRUTH that 'FIGHT CLUB' has been compromised...

 

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment espirit
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@ francis

Unfortunately, most everything has been compromised.  Until the poor get hungry ~ really hungry ~, there will be no change / no quarter given.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 04:15 | Link to Comment Bring the Gold
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I dunno, I don't really miss the Stormfront days of ZH seeing as my girlfriend is Jewish, my kid's mother is 1/2 jewish making him a 1/4 jewish. Back in the day I got a bit tired of the comment section FLOODED with Mein Kampfesque Komments. I don't miss that at all. I think you can make PLENTY of criticism about a variety of subjects including Israel and it's on the level. All the racist and religious non-sense that used to be on here isn't missed by me. Does that mean ZH is compromised? I guess if you think anything that doesn't allow endless KKK rallies to take place in the comment section is compromised then yeah. I've been on ZH for a LOOOONG time long before I made this handle, back in the junk days when Marla still commented and basically not too long into 2009 via JSMineset linking to ZH. I don't miss all the racist shit from shortly after this site got a real cult following one bit. That's just me though. I don't see it as a curtailing of freedoms so much as a reasoned discourse being allowed with plenty of F-bombs etc.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:02 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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So we should always defer to the feelings of the 2%'ers when they're playing their victim cards?

"Is it good for the Jews?"

 

As long as the 2%(or less) are happy and their feelings not hurt, fuck everybody else...

 

 

Just out of curiousity Bring the Gold, do you buy into the the Jewish Exceptionalism('the Chosen') meme? Because I think it's straight up bullshit...the same IMO goes for American Exceptionalism.

Those who are the NoRD police can suck it. Don't like my 'contributions' here then fucking ban me already. It wouldn't be the first time, and probably not the last.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:32 | Link to Comment awakening
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Here you go Francis, I'll leave it up to you to read the Eulogy.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-23/one-billion-anniversary#comment...

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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One of the ways it remains under the radar is its prolific use of subcontractors, both companies and individuals. While it may have nearly 25k actual employees I suspect it "employs" double or triple that number.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment falak pema
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booz and booze; their initial consultancy work was desgn of submarine toilets seats, their cut on navy toilets historically is 30% of sale price. Imagine how much shit that can accumulate; especially in Nam, Irak and Afgh. 

Nato toilets are the most awesome all over europe, as for each strategic meeting you have a team sitting n shitting from each kountry; then came 120 bases around "terrorista" land of ME; wow, the number of toilet seats and Booz margins just spiked, literally oozed Brown n Root, turds n all, from singing Haliburton we love ya, Amen!  

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:34 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Watch out for the "shocky" ones though; electric bidet will have you retentive for weeks even after the twitching subsides.

 

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:46 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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DIY Tire-Iron colonoscopy anyone?? http://www.howpilgrim.com/how-colonoscopy-tire-iron.htm

http://www.electricbidet.com.au/ -The KIA version might be more stylish seeing as they have pinched a Stylist from Audi??

And if you live in the colder parts of the Planet - I'm sure this will be VERY interesting - http://www.biffy.com/biffy-bidet-warmer.html#.UcgVDF9-99A

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Carlyle Group (CG). Same company the funded the 911 terrorist attack on NYC. Imagine that!

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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+10  for being the observant one.

It always seems to keep going back to the one of the favorite companies of the  'Arbusto* Familia':  CG.  That and Haliburton & Friends.

This country had a Coup-in-Stages with that family clan.  They locked it up with "W", and "O" is just a captive and front man for where the real decisions get made -- by men, who like him, also get their daily copy of the PDB**.

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone..."

 

* Use translator, ifo you haven't figured it out.

** Presidential Daily Briefing, issued to all sitting and former US Presidents.  Bet ya didn't know that.  ;-)

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 04:19 | Link to Comment Bring the Gold
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It started long before that. When you start looking into Ex-prez who got capped a clear pattern emerges. They thwarted or challenged the Central Bank of the US. The clan you are talking about has been working things pretty good since Pre-WWII and really solidified power in 63 and then again in the 70's when Pappy headed up a certain alphabet soup group. Then you have the whole Irn/cntra thing and yeah. They've been working the heavy bag for awhile. Totally agree with what you are saying though. :)

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Sabibaby
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All your governments are belong to us!

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:56 | Link to Comment kill switch
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Booze for ALL Ham!
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:37 | Link to Comment dtwn
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Did someone say booze?  Who's picking up the first round?

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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And their latest claim to fame was hiring Snowden and giving him unfettered access to, well, everything. How funny. You guyz are self leaking... [/hawkeye]

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Do a check on MITRE. MIT research... You will be suprised.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment musket
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Rusty...there are many out there that were spawned in the alte 70's and early 80's.  Main reason is that the civilian workforce was so thoroughly "dumbed down" during the acceptance of the professional parasite class into the work force and the systems work just dumbfounded them.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment musket
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Rusty...there are many out there that were spawned in the alte 70's and early 80's.  Main reason is that the civilian workforce was so thoroughly "dumbed down" during the acceptance of the professional parasite class into the work force and the systems work just dumbfounded them.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:02 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Outsourcing Your Rights , since 2001.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment spinone
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Went to a BAH conference a few years ago in Reston.  They have the HOTTEST chicks working the show.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:24 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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for those who have not seen it.......

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:35 | Link to Comment smacker
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As it says - and I always suspected - nobody, not even the President, has a handle let alone control, of this out-of-control 4th branch of government.

The only real solution is for the elected government to send in a fleet of bulldozers and demolish the whole lot and arrest every last unelected power-broker.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Taking a slice from the unemployed. The more we place on EBT, the more Booze can profit. As Bernanke said, keeping unemployment between 6.5 -7% is the target for new taxpayer supplemented kickbacks.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Move over Brown and Root.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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Funny,... nothings really changed in the world's geopolitical sense?

The USSR is fast aligning itself with annex'd satellite nations!  China is now a super-power in its own right!                    Japan is the same ole,.. old infighting hostile nation of nationalist?                                             India has growing pains as always... what's news!        

Africa is still a colonial household for Europe?  Germany has unified and still a worry-wart for the British 'Grey-Poupon!?    The UK is still the entire planets grandfather with one foot in the grave?     The ME is going back in time and rethinking its future without Emir's!  Afghanistan is still triumphant-- the empire destroyer?

France is as always a pussy`cunt... as in retarded 'FrenchFry'd!!!

South America likes where it's at post US colonialization, and Mexico has taken back California?!       Lastly, the USSA has accepted the grandiose privilege of adding a well deserved acronym "S" as in world 'S'saviour... Nought!!! 

thankyou Tyler

GRAT'S    :)                                         

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment GoldRulesPaperDrools
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BAH is now just a (somewhat) better-paid extension of the government given the government will take almost anyone as a federal employee regardless of (lack of) skill level.  As the government hires more incompetents as government employees to swell the ranks of the Democratic Party, er, I mean government staff ... what do you need then?  More contractors to do the real work that your government welfare babies, er I mean government employees, aren't capable of doing themselves.  This is how government incompetence breeds more government incompetence, cost, and waste.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:49 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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this is exactly how authoritarian/ fascist governments take control.     before the ussr failed the only employed were the military and gov't. state workers [job description 'snitching'] and gargantuan police state.     how can i make this statement ? i personally worked with russians that belonged to those police... but when the USSR failed even they became homeless.  

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment Keegan11
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Did somebody say Free Booz???!!!

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:24 | Link to Comment Palladin
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.

 

 

Here's Eisenhowers farewell address on the Military industrial Complex, and Kennedy talking about secrecy.

Eisenhower's farewell speech (6:00 gets good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWiIYW_fBfY

 

Kennedy's speech about secrecy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZk8ronces

 

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 04:31 | Link to Comment Bring the Gold
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Yeah and JFK was NOT talking about Communism. God it pisses me off when people try and say that. He was talking about domestic threats. Probably amongst those who capped him no less.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:14 | Link to Comment KickIce
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Forget the IRS, elimanate some red tape and make your checks out to Booz Allen.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment phoolish
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<<99% of its revenues from the federal government>>

 

 

... and yet it is counted as "private."  LOL.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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It's not private. It's Fascism at its finest.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Palladin
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.

 

And if you think it's just Booz Allen Hamilton and the NSA doing the spying, think again. Ratheon is in on the act as well.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/feb/10/raytheon-software-trac...

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:46 | Link to Comment SuccorMoney
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Those who favor outsourcing government functions to private, for-profit corporations often argue that the Profit Motive will bring increased efficiency.  Yeah, the Profit Motive is good for that -- when it operates in a free market.  A market consisting of one buyer and a handful of sellers can't be considered "free" by any stretch of the imagination.  In that kind of a market, the Profit Motive brings little more than corruption, cost overruns, and conflicts of interest.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment Al Trueman
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Booz Allen was just one of dozens taken under the wing of the US/UK joint intelligence operations in the run-up to WW II that has now become richer and more powerful than anyone ever dreamed possible. Basically they've all operated with huge "dark" budgets and without serious legal restraint since 1940 or so .  Now their buddy boy network runs the whole  show . It's a variation on the old EMPIRE theme , but with a twist .  This new Empire has no name , no national boundaries , and no titular "CEO"  but it's just like the old fashioned kind in one respect : it is at war  to gobble up colonies , and right now its the religion based muslim networks in the ccross-hairs .  Those theological power hierarchies are threatned by the Financial Ponzi power hierarchies ( and vice versa ) .  Read all about it in the incredible book "A Man Called Intrepid" published in 1976 as propaganda by the US/UK Intelligence community ... but revealing far far more than its authors originally intended .

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Booze Allen (sic), the Haliburton of the Obama criminal organization.

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment MedicalQuack
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Also another interesting fact about Booz Allen is that the current US CTO worked there and that's where he mat George W. Bush's cousin and the two strated a busienss together, called AthenaHealth so perhaps the door opens and clsoes both ways. From the archives...

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2012/03/todd-park-named-as-us-ctoan-endin...

Now the nxt company getting cozy with the NSA via thier DOD and other military contracts, United Healthcare.  It's been a topic of conversation already with the SQQI subsidiary of United getting the contract to build the Federal Hub that will connect insurance exchagnes to the IRS, Immigation, Social Security, Homeland Security and so forth. 

HHS grants the contract to QSSI and two weeks later a subsidiary of United Healthcare buys them..hmmmm...think Sebelius and company got set up.  A few months prior her right hand person Steve Larsen took a VP job at Optum, the subsidiary of United that bought QSSI.  Now to connect to and build that hub, how much NSA security might they need?  I think this is a good question for sure.  Notice too that all the major insurers other than Blue Cross are not participating in state insurance exchanges.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2013/06/qssi-subsidiary-of-united-healthc...

So there's the next NSA affiliate it would seem to me with security clearances right and left, you think?  Now keep in mind there will be others eventually connecting to this Federal Hub as time moves forward. 

Here's more on that topic with covering Aetna not participating in the exchagnes with some good links and more information on yet another United subsidiary with a huge contract to give VA disability exams and to do events where entire troops are given physicians, immunizations, etc. ...it was a company where a former HHS director worked and started, now owned by United..LHI...

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2013/06/aetna-individual-policy-consumers...

Don't forget that United sued DOD to get the Tri-Care west contract...that in itself is scary to see and have no contest offered from the government...so again the up and coming next NSA affilaition it seems due to the sensitive nature of the data and federal departmetns they will connect to with infformation on all of us.  Seems like some insurers are happy enough with the billiosn they get from the government to want to compete you think? 

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Judge Crater
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The fact that Booz Allen Hamilton is owned by the Carlyle Group says it all.  The U.S. government is a facade, Wall Street runs the show.  Carlyle Group wants to find out if a firm is a takeover target, it contacts its guy at Booz Allen to check the metadata.  Girl friend of a top Carlyle executive stepping out on him (or her).  Right, get the metadata.  Billions in tax dollars from the shrinking middle class going to subsidize the peeping toms at Booz Allen.  The end result: the USA is doomed, no country can waste money like the USA has been doing since 9/11 and survive as a first world power.   

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 01:31 | Link to Comment trader1
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Booz is not the only player in this market. to play you need people with TS clearances.  @ around $250,000 per investigation, at the taxpayer's expense, those clearances are very valuable for "consulting" firms.  if you can hire all the people leaving government/military with TS clearances, then you control the market for all the big contracts/programs from the govt. (especially in the intelligence and IT areas)

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 02:30 | Link to Comment Arthur
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Crazy to see this.  I worked a few summers in the late 70's for BAH.  Total first class operation as a regular business consultant.  Stopped following the company years ago.  Was most surprised that it essentially spun off the government work.  Some partners at the time must have made huge money on that transaction.  

There is differnce beween a managment consultant and an out sourcing operation.

What is not clear to me (and I have not looked hard to learn) is whether BAH is just supplying bodies or is actually ..defacto managing out national security.  Who is in charge of the day to day operations?  How high up the deceision making tree does BAH go?

 

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 13:26 | Link to Comment trader1
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BAH today is really a bunch of over-paid government workers...

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:14 | Link to Comment Nassim
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As usual, Americans have their own ideas about how the war of the North Atlantic was fought.

 

In reality, the British broke the German U-boat code - with the help of a partial machine for the German army that the Poles provided. The naval code was a lot more complicated than the army code and took longer to break.

The second approach was to use radar from aircraft - radar was a British invention. The Germans responded by no longer  surfacing at night - they used snorkles. Later models of these radars detected snorkles.

All of this has nothing to do with Booz Allen Hamilton

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:51 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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"American" reality sometimes doesn't quite match real "reality" - e.g a Kiwi made the World's first powered flight, well before the Wright Brothers. Similarly, the French built the World's first Transistor, not Bell Laboratories. Edison didn't "invent" the electric light bulb - Swan did (and he went into partnership with Edison, under the combined tradename "Ediswan".

The "History" books are likely to be in for quite a spot of editing once the USA "goes under" - as it will inevitably.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 06:26 | Link to Comment August
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Hip, Hip, Hoorah!

http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pearse1.html

 

The Flights

Mch 31, 1902 - First powered flight. Estimated distance around 350 yards. Similar to the first Wright Brothers flight, ie, in a straight line, and barely controlled.

Mch  ? 1903 - After spending a year working on the engine, and tending to his farm, Pearce made another flight, this time with a distance of only about 150 yards.

May  2, 1903 - Distance unknown, but as usual the aircraft ended up stuck in a gorse hedge 15' off the ground!

May 11, 1903 - This, my opinion, [ie. the opinion of Bill Sherwood] was man's first real flight. Pearse took off along the side of the Opihi River, turned left to fly over the 30' tall river bank, then turned right to fly parallel to the middle of the river. After flying nearly 1,000 yards, his engine began to overheat and lost power, thus forcing a landing way down the dry-ish riverbed. One of the locals, Arthur Tozer, was crossing the river at the time and was rather surprised to have Pearse fly right over his head!

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:53 | Link to Comment smacker
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There's been an interesting debate in the UK for a coupla years about companies like Booz Allen.

If I recall one big debate was about Serco - a privately owned quoted company - who took over a lot of public services from the state during the 1990s and 2000s under Tony Blair's government (stuff like garbage collection etc).

Taxpayers Alliance and others claim that when any company derives most of its revenues from the state (which is most certainly the case with Serco), it is for all intents and purposes a state controlled company, and its employees should be included in the count of 'public service workers'.

If Booz Allen derives 99% of its revenues from the US government, then it most certainly is a state controlled corporation, since government is calling the shots inside that company, covertly or not.

This is classic corporatism.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 08:03 | Link to Comment esum
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Booz and all the other blood sucking beltway bandits who give the taxpayers $1 worth of "service" for each $10 spent.... wow.... more government waste..... gollllly Booz and Carlyle... where expresidents and other former useless parasites go to suck even bigger protions of blood from the public based on inside info and cronyism. Again the taxpayer takes it up the ass... Hey you fucking taxpaying donkey, get the fuck off ZH and get back to work... WE GOT BONUSES TO PAY HERE IN DC... AND USELESS CRONY CONTRACTS TO FABRICATE.. AND SECRETS TO SELL....

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