Sunday, October 29, 2006

From IT support to Interrogation in Iraq?

And paid for by the US Department of the Interior???
Question: Why and when did CACI get into the business of providing interrogators?

Answer: For a number of years CACI has provided IT support and services, including information collection and data analysis, to the U.S. Intelligence Community and the military. Interrogation services were an extension of that work, which CACI provided in response to a request by the U.S. Army, which did not have sufficient, available personnel for assignment to the Iraqi theater at the onset of the war. In August 2003 CACI responded to the Army's request for these services by identifying and hiring qualified individuals with previous experience in information gathering and analysis.

These services were initially provided under a contract issued by the Department of Interior in August 2003. In August 2004 the U.S. Army took the initiative to directly issue CACI a contract to continue providing interrogation services. CACI continued to provide interrogation services under that contract until it expired in the early fall of 2005.

CACI is proud of its efforts to support the U.S. mission in Iraq and the broader effort to fight terrorism.
Does every Fortune 100 company act like this? If so, the Google motto "Don't be evil" will get a whole new meaning...

CACI in Iraq - Frequently Asked Questions

By the way, these guys "help" Telcos in the EU comply with the EU Data Retention Directive.
CACI, in partnership with SenSage and EMC², are running a FREE half-day interactive workshop, with guest speaker, Simon Watkin, Head of the Home Office Covert Investigation Policy Team.

The workshop will demonstrate the SenSage/EMC security compliance solution and how it applies to the EU Data Retention Directive.

About the Workshop

Simon Watkin will provide an overview of the development of the Government's policy on, and the legal basis for, the retention of communications data.

Following this, the workshop will demonstrate how the Sensage / EMC solution delivers the most advanced data security software solution in the market, providing telcos and ISPs with a lower cost means to support compliance and enables law enforcement agencies to quickly access information to pinpoint and prosecute terrorist activity and other serious crime.

We will demonstrate a live Proof of Concept system that:
  • Is retaining one hundred billion call records online with immediate access
  • Provides full data analysis capability
  • Offers exceptional data loading and querying performance
  • Scales up to meet future expansion requirements
  • Provides a fully secure, easily manageable, data environment for lower Total Cost of Ownership
CACI Events - EU Data Retention and Data Security Workshop
EU Data Retention and Data Security, ey? I feel safer already from these Muslim Terris and Pedophiles...
(via CACI Events - EU Data Retention and Data Security Workshop">Postman Patel)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lord Patel is grateful for your contribution - FRONTEX. EU Data retention, swapping DNA profiles quite casually in Interpol, the role of CACI and it's swarm of US associated companies - all this is quietly going on as we go about our bizniz.

The pols meanwhile have their heads in the sand, or up their arses ... except Our Dear Leader who came out for a National DNA Database this week very openly, on the spurious basis of clearing up Plod's success with dead files... so much more enjoyable than dealing with contemporary crime and it's prevention.

Now we have (today's posting) Scotland have the contact free palm reading of schoolchidlren "which doesn't have security issues because it doesn't interface to criminal records" ... systems which cannot of course be future retrofitted with fingerprint readers when the little dears get a little bit bigger.

The redeeming thing is that the internet is so widespread it's record keping so ineradicable, so long lasting, that our resistance and unheeded warnings will be recorded in perpetuity.