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« on: February 07, 2008, 08:01:06 pm »
Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business
By Matthew Rothschild, February 7, 2008
The Progressive Magazine
 
Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.

InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.

InfraGard started in Cleveland back in 1996, when the private sector there cooperated with the FBI to investigate cyber threats.

“Then the FBI cloned it,” says Phyllis Schneck, chairman of the board of directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, and the prime mover behind the growth of InfraGard over the last several years.

InfraGard itself is still an FBI operation, with FBI agents in each state overseeing the local InfraGard chapters. (There are now eighty-six of them.) The alliance is a nonprofit organization of private sector InfraGard members.

“We are the owners, operators, and experts of our critical infrastructure, from the CEO of a large company in agriculture or high finance to the guy who turns the valve at the water utility,” says Schneck, who by day is the vice president of research integration at Secure Computing.

“At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector,” the InfraGard website states. “InfraGard chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.”

In November 2001, InfraGard had around 1,700 members. As of late January, InfraGard had 23,682 members, according to its website, www.infragard.net, which adds that “350 of our nation’s Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.”

To join, each person must be sponsored by “an existing InfraGard member, chapter, or partner organization.” The FBI then vets the applicant. On the application form, prospective members are asked which aspect of the critical infrastructure their organization deals with. These include: agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation.

FBI Director Robert Mueller addressed an InfraGard convention on August 9, 2005. At that time, the group had less than half as many members as it does today. “To date, there are more than 11,000 members of InfraGard,” he said. “From our perspective that amounts to 11,000 contacts . . . and 11,000 partners in our mission to protect America.” He added a little later, “Those of you in the private sector are the first line of defense.”

He urged InfraGard members to contact the FBI if they “note suspicious activity or an unusual event.” And he said they could sic the FBI on “disgruntled employees who will use knowledge gained on the job against their employers.”

In an interview with InfraGard after the conference, which is featured prominently on the InfraGard members’ website, Mueller says: “It’s a great program.”

The ACLU is not so sanguine.

“There is evidence that InfraGard may be closer to a corporate TIPS program, turning private-sector corporations—some of which may be in a position to observe the activities of millions of individual customers—into surrogate eyes and ears for the FBI,” the ACLU warned in its August 2004 report The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: How the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.

InfraGard is not readily accessible to the general public. Its communications with the FBI and Homeland Security are beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act under the “trade secrets” exemption, its website says. And any conversation with the public or the media is supposed to be carefully rehearsed.

“The interests of InfraGard must be protected whenever presented to non-InfraGard members,” the website states. “During interviews with members of the press, controlling the image of InfraGard being presented can be difficult. Proper preparation for the interview will minimize the risk of embarrassment. . . . The InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should review the submitted questions, agree on the predilection of the answers, and identify the appropriate interviewee. . . . Tailor answers to the expected audience. . . . Questions concerning sensitive information should be avoided.”

One of the advantages of InfraGard, according to its leading members, is that the FBI gives them a heads-up on a secure portal about any threatening information related to infrastructure disruption or terrorism.

The InfraGard website advertises this. In its list of benefits of joining InfraGard, it states: “Gain access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards, and much more.”

InfraGard members receive “almost daily updates” on threats “emanating from both domestic sources and overseas,” Hershman says.

“We get very easy access to secure information that only goes to InfraGard members,” Schneck says. “People are happy to be in the know.”

On November 1, 2001, the FBI had information about a potential threat to the bridges of California. The alert went out to the InfraGard membership. Enron was notified, and so, too, was Barry Davis, who worked for Morgan Stanley. He notified his brother Gray, the governor of California.

“He said his brother talked to him before the FBI,” recalls Steve Maviglio, who was Davis’s press secretary at the time. “And the governor got a lot of grief for releasing the information. In his defense, he said, ‘I was on the phone with my brother, who is an investment banker. And if he knows, why shouldn’t the public know?’ ”

Maviglio still sounds perturbed about this: “You’d think an elected official would be the first to know, not the last.”

In return for being in the know, InfraGard members cooperate with the FBI and Homeland Security. “InfraGard members have contributed to about 100 FBI cases,” Schneck says. “What InfraGard brings you is reach into the regional and local communities. We are a 22,000-member vetted body of subject-matter experts that reaches across seventeen matrixes. All the different stovepipes can connect with InfraGard.”

Schneck is proud of the relationships the InfraGard Members Alliance has built with the FBI. “If you had to call 1-800-FBI, you probably wouldn’t bother,” she says. “But if you knew Joe from a local meeting you had with him over a donut, you might call them. Either to give or to get. We want everyone to have a little black book.”

This black book may come in handy in times of an emergency. “On the back of each membership card,” Schneck says, “we have all the numbers you’d need: for Homeland Security, for the FBI, for the cyber center. And by calling up as an InfraGard member, you will be listened to.” She also says that members would have an easier time obtaining a “special telecommunications card that will enable your call to go through when others will not.”

This special status concerns the ACLU.

“The FBI should not be creating a privileged class of Americans who get special treatment,” says Jay Stanley, public education director of the ACLU’s technology and liberty program. “There’s no ‘business class’ in law enforcement. If there’s information the FBI can share with 22,000 corporate bigwigs, why don’t they just share it with the public? That’s who their real ‘special relationship’ is supposed to be with. Secrecy is not a party favor to be given out to friends. . . . This bears a disturbing resemblance to the FBI’s handing out ‘goodies’ to corporations in return for folding them into its domestic surveillance machinery.”

When the government raises its alert levels, InfraGard is in the loop. For instance, in a press release on February 7, 2003, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General announced that the national alert level was being raised from yellow to orange. They then listed “additional steps” that agencies were taking to “increase their protective measures.” One of those steps was to “provide alert information to InfraGard program.”

“They’re very much looped into our readiness capability,” says Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security. “We provide speakers, as well as do joint presentations [with the FBI]. We also train alongside them, and they have participated in readiness exercises.”

On May 9, 2007, George Bush issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 entitled “National Continuity Policy.” In it, he instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate with “private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.”

Asked if the InfraGard National Members Alliance was involved with these plans, Schneck said it was “not directly participating at this point.” Hershman, chairman of the group’s advisory board, however, said that it was.

InfraGard members, sometimes hundreds at a time, have been used in “national emergency preparation drills,” Schneck acknowledges.

“In case something happens, everybody is ready,” says Norm Arendt, the head of the Madison, Wisconsin, chapter of InfraGard, and the safety director for the consulting firm Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. “There’s been lots of discussions about what happens under an emergency.”

One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be. He showed me his InfraGard card, with his name and e-mail address on the front, along with the InfraGard logo and its slogan, “Partnership for Protection.” On the back of the card were the emergency numbers that Schneck mentioned.

This business owner says he attended a small InfraGard meeting where agents of the FBI and Homeland Security discussed in astonishing detail what InfraGard members may be called upon to do.

“The meeting started off innocuously enough, with the speakers talking about corporate espionage,” he says. “From there, it just progressed. All of a sudden we were knee deep in what was expected of us when martial law is declared. We were expected to share all our resources, but in return we’d be given specific benefits.” These included, he says, the ability to travel in restricted areas and to get people out.
But that’s not all.

“Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,” he says.

I was able to confirm that the meeting took place where he said it had, and that the FBI and Homeland Security did make presentations there. One InfraGard member who attended that meeting denies that the subject of lethal force came up. But the whistleblower is 100 percent certain of it. “I have nothing to gain by telling you this, and everything to lose,” he adds. “I’m so nervous about this, and I’m not someone who gets nervous.”

Though Schneck says that FBI and Homeland Security agents do make presentations to InfraGard, she denies that InfraGard members would have any civil patrol or law enforcement functions. “I have never heard of InfraGard members being told to use lethal force anywhere,” Schneck says.

The FBI adamantly denies it, also. “That’s ridiculous,” says Catherine Milhoan, an FBI spokesperson. “If you want to quote a businessperson saying that, knock yourself out. If that’s what you want to print, fine.”

But one other InfraGard member corroborated the whistleblower’s account, and another would not deny it.

Christine Moerke is a business continuity consultant for Alliant Energy in Madison, Wisconsin. She says she’s an InfraGard member, and she confirms that she has attended InfraGard meetings that went into the details about what kind of civil patrol function—including engaging in lethal force—that InfraGard members may be called upon to perform.

“There have been discussions like that, that I’ve heard of and participated in,” she says.

Curt Haugen is CEO of S’Curo Group, a company that does “strategic planning, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, physical and IT security, policy development, internal control, personnel selection, and travel safety,” according to its website. Haugen tells me he is a former FBI agent and that he has been an InfraGard member for many years. He is a huge booster. “It’s the only true organization where there is the public-private partnership,” he says. “It’s all who knows who. You know a face, you trust a face. That’s what makes it work.”

He says InfraGard “absolutely” does emergency preparedness exercises. When I ask about discussions the FBI and Homeland Security have had with InfraGard members about their use of lethal force, he says: “That much I cannot comment on. But as a private citizen, you have the right to use force if you feel threatened.”

“We were assured that if we were forced to kill someone to protect our infrastructure, there would be no repercussions,” the whistleblower says. “It gave me goose bumps. It chilled me to the bone.”

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FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
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FBI program alleged to prepare businesses for martial law

A public-private partnership program on infrastructure preparedness and protection run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly has briefed its corporate members on the possibility of martial law and the use of lethal force, according to an exclusive report in the magazine The Progressive.

"One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be," writes Matthew Rothschild in the Feb. 7 report, quoting an anonymous whistleblower on the program. "'Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,' he says."

Rothschild's report details InfraGard, a program set up between the FBI and a number of businesses engaged in maintaining elements of "critical national infrastructure," such as agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation. The program's 23,000-plus members provide information to the FBI and in turn receive privileged information from the FBI on threats to infrastructure.

In one case, Rothschild expalined, InfraGard members appeared to get details on a threat to California's bridges prior to then-Gov. Gray Davis. The California governor was informed by his brother Barry, a banker, of the danger potentially faced by the state's residents.

"I was on the phone with my brother, who is an investment banker. And if he knows, why shouldn’t the public know?" Davis' former press secretary Steve Maviglio quotes the governor as saying, according to Rothschild.

The FBI called accusations of deputizing businesses to shoot-to-kill in emergency situations "ridiculous."

“If you want to quote a businessperson saying that, knock yourself out. If that’s what you want to print, fine," a spokeswoman for the bureau told Rothschild.

The full article can be read at the Progressive's website.
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Re: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
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Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business
By Matthew Rothschild, February 7, 2008

Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.
InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.

InfraGard started in Cleveland back in 1996, when the private sector there cooperated with the FBI to investigate cyber threats.

“Then the FBI cloned it,” says Phyllis Schneck, chairman of the board of directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, and the prime mover behind the growth of InfraGard over the last several years.

InfraGard itself is still an FBI operation, with FBI agents in each state overseeing the local InfraGard chapters. (There are now eighty-six of them.) The alliance is a nonprofit organization of private sector InfraGard members.

“We are the owners, operators, and experts of our critical infrastructure, from the CEO of a large company in agriculture or high finance to the guy who turns the valve at the water utility,” says Schneck, who by day is the vice president of research integration at Secure Computing.

“At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector,” the InfraGard website states. “InfraGard chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.”

In November 2001, InfraGard had around 1,700 members. As of late January, InfraGard had 23,682 members, according to its website, www.infragard.net, which adds that “350 of our nation’s Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.”

To join, each person must be sponsored by “an existing InfraGard member, chapter, or partner organization.” The FBI then vets the applicant. On the application form, prospective members are asked which aspect of the critical infrastructure their organization deals with. These include: agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation.

FBI Director Robert Mueller addressed an InfraGard convention on August 9, 2005. At that time, the group had less than half as many members as it does today. “To date, there are more than 11,000 members of InfraGard,” he said. “From our perspective that amounts to 11,000 contacts . . . and 11,000 partners in our mission to protect America.” He added a little later, “Those of you in the private sector are the first line of defense.”[against American citizens, no doubt]

He urged InfraGard members to contact the FBI if they “note suspicious activity or an unusual event.” And he said they could sic the FBI on “disgruntled employees who will use knowledge gained on the job against their employers.”

In an interview with InfraGard after the conference, which is featured prominently on the InfraGard members’ website, Mueller says: “It’s a great program.”

The ACLU is not so sanguine.

“There is evidence that InfraGard may be closer to a corporate TIPS program, turning private-sector corporations—some of which may be in a position to observe the activities of millions of individual customers—into surrogate eyes and ears for the FBI,” the ACLU warned in its August 2004 report The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: How the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.

InfraGard is not readily accessible to the general public. Its communications with the FBI and Homeland Security are beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act under the “trade secrets” exemption, its website says. And any conversation with the public or the media is supposed to be carefully rehearsed.

“The interests of InfraGard must be protected whenever presented to non-InfraGard members,” the website states. “During interviews with members of the press, controlling the image of InfraGard being presented can be difficult. Proper preparation for the interview will minimize the risk of embarrassment. . . . The InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should review the submitted questions, agree on the predilection of the answers, and identify the appropriate interviewee. . . . Tailor answers to the expected audience. . . . Questions concerning sensitive information should be avoided.”[the people must not know that martial law is coming!]

One of the advantages of InfraGard, according to its leading members, is that the FBI gives them a heads-up on a secure portal about any threatening information related to infrastructure disruption or terrorism.

The InfraGard website advertises this. In its list of benefits of joining InfraGard, it states: “Gain access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards, and much more.”

InfraGard members receive “almost daily updates” on threats “emanating from both domestic sources and overseas,” Hershman says.

“We get very easy access to secure information that only goes to InfraGard members,” Schneck says. “People are happy to be in the know.”

On November 1, 2001, the FBI had information about a potential threat to the bridges of California. The alert went out to the InfraGard membership. Enron was notified, and so, too, was Barry Davis, who worked for Morgan Stanley. He notified his brother Gray, the governor of California.

“He said his brother talked to him before the FBI,” recalls Steve Maviglio, who was Davis’s press secretary at the time. “And the governor got a lot of grief for releasing the information. In his defense, he said, ‘I was on the phone with my brother, who is an investment banker. And if he knows, why shouldn’t the public know?’ ”

Maviglio still sounds perturbed about this: “You’d think an elected official would be the first to know, not the last.”

In return for being in the know, InfraGard members cooperate with the FBI and Homeland Security. “InfraGard members have contributed to about 100 FBI cases,” Schneck says. “What InfraGard brings you is reach into the regional and local communities. We are a 22,000-member vetted body of subject-matter experts that reaches across seventeen matrixes. All the different stovepipes can connect with InfraGard.”

Schneck is proud of the relationships the InfraGard Members Alliance has built with the FBI. “If you had to call 1-800-FBI, you probably wouldn’t bother,” she says. “But if you knew Joe from a local meeting you had with him over a donut, you might call them. Either to give or to get. We want everyone to have a little black book.”

This black book may come in handy in times of an emergency. “On the back of each membership card,” Schneck says, “we have all the numbers you’d need: for Homeland Security, for the FBI, for the cyber center. And by calling up as an InfraGard member, you will be listened to.” She also says that members would have an easier time obtaining a “special telecommunications card that will enable your call to go through when others will not.”

This special status concerns the ACLU.

“The FBI should not be creating a privileged class of Americans who get special treatment,” says Jay Stanley, public education director of the ACLU’s technology and liberty program. “There’s no ‘business class’ in law enforcement. If there’s information the FBI can share with 22,000 corporate bigwigs, why don’t they just share it with the public? That’s who their real ‘special relationship’ is supposed to be with. Secrecy is not a party favor to be given out to friends. . . . This bears a disturbing resemblance to the FBI’s handing out ‘goodies’ to corporations in return for folding them into its domestic surveillance machinery.”

When the government raises its alert levels, InfraGard is in the loop. For instance, in a press release on February 7, 2003, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General announced that the national alert level was being raised from yellow to orange. They then listed “additional steps” that agencies were taking to “increase their protective measures.” One of those steps was to “provide alert information to InfraGard program.”

“They’re very much looped into our readiness capability,” says Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security. “We provide speakers, as well as do joint presentations [with the FBI]. We also train alongside them, and they have participated in readiness exercises.”

On May 9, 2007, George Bush issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 entitled “National Continuity Policy.” In it, he instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate with “private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.”

Asked if the InfraGard National Members Alliance was involved with these plans, Schneck said it was “not directly participating at this point.” Hershman, chairman of the group’s advisory board, however, said that it was.

InfraGard members, sometimes hundreds at a time, have been used in “national emergency preparation drills,” Schneck acknowledges.

“In case something happens, everybody is ready,” says Norm Arendt, the head of the Madison, Wisconsin, chapter of InfraGard, and the safety director for the consulting firm Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. “There’s been lots of discussions about what happens under an emergency.”

One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be. He showed me his InfraGard card, with his name and e-mail address on the front, along with the InfraGard logo and its slogan, “Partnership for Protection.” On the back of the card were the emergency numbers that Schneck mentioned.

This business owner says he attended a small InfraGard meeting where agents of the FBI and Homeland Security discussed in astonishing detail what InfraGard members may be called upon to do.

“The meeting started off innocuously enough, with the speakers talking about corporate espionage,” he says. “From there, it just progressed. All of a sudden we were knee deep in what was expected of us when martial law is declared. We were expected to share all our resources, but in return we’d be given specific benefits.” These included, he says, the ability to travel in restricted areas and to get people out.
But that’s not all.

“Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,” he says.

I was able to confirm that the meeting took place where he said it had, and that the FBI and Homeland Security did make presentations there. One InfraGard member who attended that meeting denies that the subject of lethal force came up. But the whistleblower is 100 percent certain of it. “I have nothing to gain by telling you this, and everything to lose,” he adds. “I’m so nervous about this, and I’m not someone who gets nervous.”

Though Schneck says that FBI and Homeland Security agents do make presentations to InfraGard, she denies that InfraGard members would have any civil patrol or law enforcement functions. “I have never heard of InfraGard members being told to use lethal force anywhere,” Schneck says.

The FBI adamantly denies it, also. “That’s ridiculous,” says Catherine Milhoan, an FBI spokesperson. “If you want to quote a businessperson saying that, knock yourself out. If that’s what you want to print, fine.”

But one other InfraGard member corroborated the whistleblower’s account, and another would not deny it.

Christine Moerke is a business continuity consultant for Alliant Energy in Madison, Wisconsin. She says she’s an InfraGard member, and she confirms that she has attended InfraGard meetings that went into the details about what kind of civil patrol function—including engaging in lethal force—that InfraGard members may be called upon to perform.

“There have been discussions like that, that I’ve heard of and participated in,” she says.

Curt Haugen is CEO of S’Curo Group, a company that does “strategic planning, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, physical and IT security, policy development, internal control, personnel selection, and travel safety,” according to its website. Haugen tells me he is a former FBI agent and that he has been an InfraGard member for many years. He is a huge booster. “It’s the only true organization where there is the public-private partnership,” he says. “It’s all who knows who. You know a face, you trust a face. That’s what makes it work.”

He says InfraGard “absolutely” does emergency preparedness exercises. When I ask about discussions the FBI and Homeland Security have had with InfraGard members about their use of lethal force, he says: “That much I cannot comment on. But as a private citizen, you have the right to use force if you feel threatened.”

“We were assured that if we were forced to kill someone to protect our infrastructure, there would be no repercussions,” the whistleblower says. “It gave me goose bumps. It chilled me to the bone.”
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EXPOSED: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 11:50:21 am »
EXPOSED: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law
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Michael Roston Published: Friday February 8, 2008


A public-private partnership program on infrastructure preparedness and protection run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly has briefed its corporate members on the possibility of martial law and the use of lethal force, according to an exclusive report in the magazine The Progressive.



"One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be," writes Matthew Rothschild in the Feb. 7 report, quoting an anonymous whistleblower on the program. "'Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,' he says."



Rothschild's report details InfraGard, a program set up between the FBI and a number of businesses engaged in maintaining elements of "critical national infrastructure," such as agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation. The program's 23,000-plus members provide information to the FBI and in turn receive privileged information from the FBI on threats to infrastructure.



In one case, Rothschild expalined, InfraGard members appeared to get details on a threat to California's bridges prior to then-Gov. Gray Davis. The California governor was informed by his brother Barry, a banker, of the danger potentially faced by the state's residents.

"I was on the phone with my brother, who is an investment banker. And if he knows, why shouldn’t the public know?" Davis' former press secretary Steve Maviglio quotes the governor as saying, according to Rothschild.



The FBI called accusations of deputizing businesses to shoot-to-kill in emergency situations "ridiculous."

“If you want to quote a businessperson saying that, knock yourself out. If that’s what you want to print, fine," a spokeswoman for the bureau told Rothschild.

The full article can be read at the Progressive's website.
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Re: EXPOSED: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law
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merged, thanks.

without the pretty pictures, martial law just seems so passé.
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Quote from: Sane on February 08, 2008, 11:59:57 am
merged, thanks.

without the pretty pictures, martial law just seems so passé.

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 12:09:02 pm »
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21: Corporatism
http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/wim/wyl/hoxha/bland/ussrchap19-23.html
According to Marxism-Leninism, corporatism exists in capitalist society when independent trade unions representing the economic interests of the working class have been replaced by "corporations" of which both capitalist managements and employed workers are members.

In Nazi Germany the Labour Front was a classic "corporation". It included
"... the members of all the previous trade unions, the previous salaried workers' associations and the previous employers' associations".

( R.A. Brady: "The Spirit and Structure of German Fascism"; London; 1937; p. 125).
In the words of the Leader of the Labour Front, Robert Ley:
"The management of the Labour Front is in the hands of the National Socialist German Labour Party".

(R. Ley: Address to the Foreign Press, March 7th., 1935, in: R.A. Brady: ibid.; p. 124).
The result of Nazi corporatism was:
"Employers have practically complete control over workmen in regard to wages, hours and working conditions...Collective bargaining is completely abolished".

(R.A. Brady: ibid.; p. 41).
Since the Soviet management personnel now form a new capitalist class and are members of the same "trade unions" as the workers they employ (and may dismiss), these Soviet "trade unions" are, in fact, "corporations" similar in every respect to the Nazi Labour Front -- except that they are led by a political party which calls itself the Communist party instead of the National Socialist Labour Party.

Like the Labour Front, too, the Soviet "trade unions" do not participate in collective bargaining on such important questions as wage levels, since -- as has been demonstrated in Section 12: "The Price of Labour Power" -- these are determined by the state.

As in the later days of the fascist regime in Spain, Soviet workers are responding to Soviet "corporatism" by setting up independent trade unions to defend and improve their conditions of work:
"Soviet workers have been forcibly confined to mental hospitals for nothing more or less than exercising some of the most fundamental rights of working people anywhere. The astounding accounts of fourteen workers, hospitalised since January 1977 for displaying such 'symptoms' as appealing against unfair dismissal, complaining about poor working conditions and helping to form a free trade union, reached Amnesty International in March...

With the news of the imprisoned workers came an appeal to Amnesty form the Association of Free Trade Unions of Workers in the Soviet Union, already more than 200 strong, to forward their application to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva to be given ILO recognition".

("USSR Jails Trade Unionists", in: "British Amnesty", No. 25; April 1978; p. 1).
This represents a political development of great significance. In the years following the Breznhev "economic reform" the majority of "dissidents" -- at least of those who have managed to communicate to the world outside the Soviet Union - have been intellectuals who have, in most cases, criticised the contemporary Soviet regime from the right. Now, as Amnesty International points out:
"The addition on the Soviet human rights map of a substantial area of protest from ... workers, then, is one of signal importance".

(ibid.; p. 1).
On the workers' struggle for freedom of trade unionism, official Soviet publications are -- at least as yet -- silent. But a fair idea of the difficulties and struggles which face Soviet workers may be gained from those which face French workers employed by a Soviet "subsidiary" in Besancon:
"Employees of Slava -- one of the many faces of the multi-tentacled Russian Mashpriboringtorg conglomerate -- are forcing he company to accept ... a 40-hour week, a £250 a month minimum wage, five weeks' holiday and an extra month bonus pay...

A strike last year reduced the working hours. And for the past week workers have been picketing the factory to force the ten Soviet bosses to come to the negotiating table. True to board room form the bosses are refusing to comment, but the strikers sense victory because the managing director has just made a secret trip to Moscow, presumably to discuss the effects of the dispute on the dividend".

("Striking Out", in: "The Guardian", April 27th., 1978; p. 15).
 
22: The Social Services

According to Marxism-Leninism, a certain level of social services (for example, in the fields of education and health) is necessary for the effective operation of a modern capitalist society. Unhealthy workers, without a minimum of education, are incapable of maximising the creation of profit.

Expenditure by the Soviet state on education, the health service, sickness benefits, children's allowances, pensions, recreational and holiday facilities, housing construction, vocational training etc., are drawn from what is termed social consumption funds. These funds account for some 17-20% of the income of the average working class family. (Y.L. Manevich: "Wages Systems", in: "The Soviet Planned Economy"; Moscow; 1974; p. 259).

Some 60% of Soviet state expenditure in connection with social services takes the form of monetary benefits, some 40% that of services. (Y.L. Manevich: ibid.; p. 263).

The aim of a capitalist class, however, is to keep the level of social services at the minimum level consistent with maximum profitability and social stability of the social system and to make a higher level of services available only on a payment (and profit making) basis.

The Soviet capitalist class pursues both these aims.

The growth rate of payments from social consumption funds has fallen consistently since the "economic reform", as follows:

1966-70: 53%

1871-75: 40%

1976-80 ("planned"): 26-30%

("Soviet Economy Forges Ahead"; Moscow; 1973; p. 70).

(A.N. Kosygin: "Guidelines for the Development of the National Ecoomy of the USSR for 1976-80", 25th. Congress CPSU; Moscow; 1976; p. 25).

The development of educational and health services that operate on a payment and profit-making basis has been a feature of the Soviet social system since the "economic reform":
"A certain percentage of services (health, education) is offered for prices that contain a profit: certain health and educational institutes that operate on a cost-accounting basis".

(V. Azar & I. Pletnikova: "On the Question of the Classification and Full Assessment of Services in Personal Consumption", in: "Nauchnye doklady vysshei shkoly: Ekonomicheskie nauki" (Scientific Reports of Higher Schools: Economic Science). No. 11, 1973, in: "Problems of Economics", Volume 17, No. 2; June 1974; p. 55).
and it is planned that these paid services shall expand at a faster rate than the unpaid:
"The current five-year plan calls for the relatively more rapid growth of paid services...

The volume of paid services will grow by 47% during the five year plan.. The volume of unpaid services will increase by 32% during the five year period".

(V. Komarov: "The Service Sector and its Structure", in: "Voprosy ekonomiki" (Problems of Economics), No. 2, 1973, in: "Problems of Economics", Volume 16, No. 3; p. 8,9).
This latter development is presented by contemporary Soviet propagandists as "in the interests of the population" on the grounds that the standard of the paid services is higher than that of those which are unpaid:
"The preferential development of branches of paid services in the present stage conforms to the interests of the population... The population receives the possibility of supplying its needs more completely".

(V.Komarov: ibid.; p. 9).
In fact, this development is in the interests, not of the Soviet working people but of the Soviet capitalist class. In the first place, it enables the latter to reduce the proportion of national income which would otherwise have to be spent on unpaid social services; in the second place, it opens to Soviet capital a "highly profitable" sphere of operations:
"As a rule, all basic branches of paid services.... are highly profitable".

(V. Komarov: ibid.; p. 9).
Some of the more humanitarian of the contemporary Soviet economists have, however, been frank enough to demand that this replacement of unpaid by paid services should not be carried "too far" because of its undesirable social effects:
"The reduction of the sphere of free services and the satisfaction of the expanding range of the needs of the people in paid form are possible only up to a certain limit, beyond which the undesirable differentiation of the enjoyment of services by individual groups of the population with a different level of per capita income in the family may take place".

(V. Rutgaiser: "A Comprehensive Plan for the Development of the Service Sector", in: "Planovoe khoziaistvo" (Planned Economy), No. 2, 1973, in: "Problems of Economics", Volume 16, No. 5; September 1975; p. 49).
Other economists, however, are drawing attention to Marx's statement that the value of labour power includes the cost of its education:
"In order to modify the human organism so that it may acquire skill and handiness in a given branch of industry,... a special education or training is requisite, and this, on its part, costs an equivalent in commodities of a greater or lesser amount... The expenses of this education (excessively small in the case of ordinary labour power) enter to that extent into the total value spent in its production".

(K. Marx: "Capital", Volume 1; London; 1974; p. 168-9).
While denying, in other connections, that labour power is a commodity -- and so has a value -- in the contemporary Soviet Union, these economists do not scruple to use Marx's analysis above to support the demand that no education should be free, but should be paid for, at least in part, by students of parents:
"Educational expenditure takes the form of a portion of the outlays required for the reproduction of the labour force...

The first and most widespread assumption is that all expenditure for education should necessarily come out of the surplus product. But this is not true...

In the expenditures for education, it is necessary to discriminate between those made by the government and those made by parents or the pupil himself".

(V. Zhamin: "Economics and Education", in: "Voprosy ekonomiki" (Problems of Economics), No. 2, 1967, in: "Problems of Economics", Volume 10, No. 5; September 1967; p. 48, 49-50).
An exception to this general movement from subsidised state social services towards "economic" profit-making services is to be found in the sphere of housing. This was partly because --as in orthodox capitalist countries -- it became increasingly difficult for profit-making building enterprises to construct dwellings at economic rents (or mortgage repayments) which working people could afford to pay. But it was also partly because, by 1960, in the larger towns, where there was a sizable petty bourgeoisie, a shortage of building land had arisen as a result of extensive private building of single - and two-storied houses.

Accordingly, on June 1st., 1962 a joint resolution of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Government instructed republic administrations to prohibit the building of private houses in towns with a population of more than 100,000.

At the same time citizens in need of a home were encouraged to invest in housing co-operatives which, with the aid of state credits, would build multi-storey blocks of flats in such large towns. Those who could afford a down-payment of 40% (1,000 to 3,000 rubles, depending on the type of accommodation) would in this way have the possibility of moving into a new flat within a few years of joining the co-operative, without having to wait their turn on the state housing list.

These measures brought about a relative increase in the proportion of dwellings being built by the state and by housing co-operatives, and a relative decrease in the proportion being built privately:
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008, 12:29:52 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008, 12:30:52 pm »
What is Corporatism?
fascism (fâsh'iz'em) n.
http://www.corporatism.org/
A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism. [Ital. fascio, group.] -fas'cist n. -fas-cis'tic (fa-shis'tik) adj.

Fundamentally, corporatism is a new name for an old face - that of fascism. Most dictionary definitions you'll find nowadays exclude the "typically through the merging of state and business leadership" theme, whereas previously they might've.

The Italians, who invented the term Fascism, also called it the Estato Corporativo: the corporatist state. GeorgeOrwell described it as an extension of Capitalism.
Symptoms of Corporatism

Fervent nationalism/patriotism - the country is more important than the individual!

Public agencies being run like businesses, segregated and less accountable.

Monopolies and Oligopolies

Large corporations successfully lobbying Governments.

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Favours given to campaign contributors.

People in power receiving perks or freebies from large corporations

Limited sources of media.

Governments pressuring other Governments to make legislation which benefits corporations, but not citizens
Root Causes of Corporatism
At the root of the issue is the lust for power and money, and the insufficient checks and balances in a society to prevent the abuse of this power. Government is all about power - it sets the course for an entire country and its people. A government is responsible for its people, and with a democracy the people have a say in who their government is. Governments use their power to obtain money in the support of their country, usually in the form of taxes.

Corporations, on the other hand, are all about money, and some are very successful in this regard. A corporation only has to answer to its shareholders, and its only purpose is to make money for them. The problem is that through the use of money, power can be gained. With enough money corporations can influence Government policy and lawmaking to ends that benefit them, and often don't benefit society at large.
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"Natürlich will das Volk keinen Krieg. Das ist verstanden. Aber es ist immer ganz leicht, das Volk mit sich zu ziehen, ob das nun eine Demokratie tut oder eine faschistische Diktatur, ein Parlament oder eine kommunistische Diktatur. Abstimmung hin oder her, das Volk kann immer dazu gebracht werden, dem Geheiß des Führers zu folgen. Das ist einfach. Man braucht nur zu sagen, daß sie angegriffen werden und den Pazifisten einen Mangel an Patriotismus vorzuwerfen und, daß sie das Land einer Gefahr ausliefern. Das funktioniert in allen Ländern" -- Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarschall

And in english: "Of course the people don't want war. That's understandable. But it's always very easy to influence the people, whether it's currently a democracy or a fascist dictator, a parliament or a communist dictator. No matter which way, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." -- Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshall

"How does one man assert his power over another, Winston? By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation... Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain." -- George Orwell
Book Recommendations

Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights by Thom Hartmann.

The New Rulers of the World by John Pilger

Deterring Democracy by Noam Chomsky

The Death of Economics (1997) by Paul Ormerod

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Examples of Corporatism

Copyright Controversy

The Florida Fiasco

Media Silence
External Links

Wikipedia's Corporatism Entry

"My Beef with Big Media" by Ted Turner

Website: Voting Machine Companies

Opinion: About Fascism

Opinion: Giuliani, Jews, art & Fascism

Website: War Profiteers - A Deck of Cards for the West

Website: Reclaim Democracy

Article: What is American Corporatism?

Article: Inequality and Corporate Power

Study: Top 200 Economies (States & Corporations)

http://www.nofta.org/ - The Australian-US Free Trade Agreement

http://www.banned-books.com/truth-seeker/1994archive/121_3/ts213l.html - Economic Fascism by Thomas J. Dilorenzo

http://www.dhushara.com/book/multinet/saul.htm - Corporatism to Democracy by John Ralston Saul

Hunger for Dictatorship by Scott McConnell
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Re: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008, 12:33:34 pm »
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008, 01:03:23 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2008, 01:14:00 pm »
MARTIAL LAW this summer

the fathers/priests are ready to calm the masses
which may be transported to the camps
plus now they have 23,000 extra " brainwashed " guns
they can always cut off the food supply to any rowdy areas
 
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2008, 01:39:05 pm »
You got a source for that claim or is it just your opinion?
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2008, 01:46:39 pm »
" MARTIAL LAW this summer "

no sources, that's just my opinion
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2008, 01:49:01 pm »
Ok, cool. I can feel the winds changing as well... Something is afoot and it's not going to be good.  I personally think that we will go into a massive depression in the U.S. and then Bushy boy or the next CFR controlled president will opt to go to war to "fight the terrorists" and "kickstart the economy."  I still find people who think WW II was good because it helped us out of the Great Depression. Little do they know, here comes the same logic again...
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008, 01:59:40 pm »
it just seems that everything is lining up in a row
and TPTB are not afraid if the public knows ( pre-conditioning ? )

these 23,000 have made a choice and gone to the dark side
true colors will come out when they " point and aim "

i wonder if they're doing this in Canada too ?
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2008, 02:04:15 pm »
and lets not forget the 100,000+ " experienced contractors "
over in Iraq if they need any back-ups
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2008, 02:10:35 pm »
Quote from: CANADIAN-guerilla on February 08, 2008, 01:59:40 pm
it just seems that everything is lining up in a row
and TPTB are not afraid if the public knows ( pre-conditioning ? )

these 23,000 have made a choice and gone to the dark side
true colors will come out when they " point and aim "

i wonder if they're doing this in Canada too ?

Yep, everthing lining up and seems to be in hyperdrive. Along with this development I think just as dangerous is the bill HR 2421 that will give the federal government absolute power over our water, land and even the people.
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=25915.0
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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2008, 03:17:54 pm »
Hey Canadian, who are the other 23,000 brainwashed people?
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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2008, 03:50:19 pm »
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The program's 23,000-plus members provide information to the FBI

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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2008, 03:55:35 pm »
Haha, sorry, I read it a couple of hours ago and forgot... [:D]
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2008, 04:24:38 pm »
http://digg.com/politics/EXPOSED_FBI_program_preparing_businesses_for_martial_law

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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2008, 04:35:00 pm »
*groan* ANOTHER group of companies that I have to add to my own personal blacklist?  So let it be then.

http://www.infragard.net/chapters/index.htm

Do a little searching.  You'll find some big names there.
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FBI program alleged to prepare businesses for martial law
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/FBI_program_alleged_to_prepare_businesses_0208.html

"One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be," writes Matthew Rothschild in the Feb. 7 report, quoting an anonymous whistleblower on the program. "'Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,' he says."
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FBI Deputizes Private Contractors With Extraordinary Powers- Inc"Shoot 2 kill"
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FBI Deputizes Private Contractors With Extraordinary Powers, Including 'Shoot to Kill'
http://www.alternet.org/rights/76388/

Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does -- and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to "shoot to kill" in the event of martial law. InfraGard is "a child of the FBI," says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.

InfraGard started in Cleveland back in 1996, when the private sector there cooperated with the FBI to investigate cyber threats.
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2008, 05:16:12 pm »
http://www.fourmilab.ch/ustax/www/t26-A-1-F-I-501.html#_c__3_
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 07:18:34 pm »
Martial law or sb1959 peaceful activism and information wars come to a dead hault. We all know what comes next!
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« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2008, 07:21:30 pm »
i dont believe martial law will come until they get hillary in
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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2008, 09:04:29 pm »
Quote from: Sane on February 08, 2008, 08:30:11 pm
wtf, did you do that?

dude, you kick major ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I posted it to a few other forums, including the ron paul grassroots forum. After about 10 minutes there it was moved to another forum and i was given a warning. I love how most of the things moved out of that forum are normally controversial subjects, yet so many threads remain that have little to do with grassroots campaigning. But it had just enough diggs to make it popular.
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Re: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2008, 09:06:59 pm »
1165 diggs as of this timing.
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Re: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2008, 09:08:30 pm »
This is so true. From the replies:

 
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Re: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2008, 12:34:25 am »
Quote from: 70983 on February 08, 2008, 07:21:30 pm
i dont believe martial law will come until they get hillary in


if the US makes it to the elections
false flag ? . . . . .
the chimp could declare martial law
and then have an " accident "
which would leave Cheney as President under Martial Law
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Re: FBI program preparing businesses for martial law!
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2008, 05:54:15 pm »
True but i think he's leaving it up to Hillary...just passing the baton
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The FBI has created a private entity, called "InfraGard", which is authorized to shoot to kill during martial law. Insider, Matthew Rothschild, blows the whistle: "We were assured that if we were forced to kill someone to
protect our infrastructure, there would be no repercussions," the whistleblower says. "It gave me goose bumps. It chilled me to the bone." "One business executive, who showedme his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to "shoot to kill" in the event of martial law." Have we worried about becoming a surveillance society? Why just spy on the citizens when you can kill them? There are currently 23,000 members in 700 chapters They have a web page at http://www.infragard.net/

"At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories. Learn more about InfraGard ".

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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2008, 09:21:39 am »
http://www.progressive.org/mag_rothschild0308

Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business
By Matthew Rothschild, February 7, 2008
Infragard

Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.
InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.

InfraGard started in Cleveland back in 1996, when the private sector there cooperated with the FBI to investigate cyber threats.

“Then the FBI cloned it,” says Phyllis Schneck, chairman of the board of directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, and the prime mover behind the growth of InfraGard over the last several years.

InfraGard itself is still an FBI operation, with FBI agents in each state overseeing the local InfraGard chapters. (There are now eighty-six of them.) The alliance is a nonprofit organization of private sector InfraGard members.

“We are the owners, operators, and experts of our critical infrastructure, from the CEO of a large company in agriculture or high finance to the guy who turns the valve at the water utility,” says Schneck, who by day is the vice president of research integration at Secure Computing.

“At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector,” the InfraGard website states. “InfraGard chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.”

In November 2001, InfraGard had around 1,700 members. As of late January, InfraGard had 23,682 members, according to its website, www.infragard.net, which adds that “350 of our nation’s Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.”

To join, each person must be sponsored by “an existing InfraGard member, chapter, or partner organization.” The FBI then vets the applicant. On the application form, prospective members are asked which aspect of the critical infrastructure their organization deals with. These include: agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation.

FBI Director Robert Mueller addressed an InfraGard convention on August 9, 2005. At that time, the group had less than half as many members as it does today. “To date, there are more than 11,000 members of InfraGard,” he said. “From our perspective that amounts to 11,000 contacts . . . and 11,000 partners in our mission to protect America.” He added a little later, “Those of you in the private sector are the first line of defense.”

He urged InfraGard members to contact the FBI if they “note suspicious activity or an unusual event.” And he said they could sic the FBI on “disgruntled employees who will use knowledge gained on the job against their employers.”

In an interview with InfraGard after the conference, which is featured prominently on the InfraGard members’ website, Mueller says: “It’s a great program.”

The ACLU is not so sanguine.

“There is evidence that InfraGard may be closer to a corporate TIPS program, turning private-sector corporations—some of which may be in a position to observe the activities of millions of individual customers—into surrogate eyes and ears for the FBI,” the ACLU warned in its August 2004 report The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: How the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.

InfraGard is not readily accessible to the general public. Its communications with the FBI and Homeland Security are beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act under the “trade secrets” exemption, its website says. And any conversation with the public or the media is supposed to be carefully rehearsed.

“The interests of InfraGard must be protected whenever presented to non-InfraGard members,” the website states. “During interviews with members of the press, controlling the image of InfraGard being presented can be difficult. Proper preparation for the interview will minimize the risk of embarrassment. . . . The InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should review the submitted questions, agree on the predilection of the answers, and identify the appropriate interviewee. . . . Tailor answers to the expected audience. . . . Questions concerning sensitive information should be avoided.”

One of the advantages of InfraGard, according to its leading members, is that the FBI gives them a heads-up on a secure portal about any threatening information related to infrastructure disruption or terrorism.

The InfraGard website advertises this. In its list of benefits of joining InfraGard, it states: “Gain access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards, and much more.”

InfraGard members receive “almost daily updates” on threats “emanating from both domestic sources and overseas,” Hershman says.

“We get very easy access to secure information that only goes to InfraGard members,” Schneck says. “People are happy to be in the know.”

On November 1, 2001, the FBI had information about a potential threat to the bridges of California. The alert went out to the InfraGard membership. Enron was notified, and so, too, was Barry Davis, who worked for Morgan Stanley. He notified his brother Gray, the governor of California.

“He said his brother talked to him before the FBI,” recalls Steve Maviglio, who was Davis’s press secretary at the time. “And the governor got a lot of grief for releasing the information. In his defense, he said, ‘I was on the phone with my brother, who is an investment banker. And if he knows, why shouldn’t the public know?’ ”

Maviglio still sounds perturbed about this: “You’d think an elected official would be the first to know, not the last.”

In return for being in the know, InfraGard members cooperate with the FBI and Homeland Security. “InfraGard members have contributed to about 100 FBI cases,” Schneck says. “What InfraGard brings you is reach into the regional and local communities. We are a 22,000-member vetted body of subject-matter experts that reaches across seventeen matrixes. All the different stovepipes can connect with InfraGard.”

Schneck is proud of the relationships the InfraGard Members Alliance has built with the FBI. “If you had to call 1-800-FBI, you probably wouldn’t bother,” she says. “But if you knew Joe from a local meeting you had with him over a donut, you might call them. Either to give or to get. We want everyone to have a little black book.”

This black book may come in handy in times of an emergency. “On the back of each membership card,” Schneck says, “we have all the numbers you’d need: for Homeland Security, for the FBI, for the cyber center. And by calling up as an InfraGard member, you will be listened to.” She also says that members would have an easier time obtaining a “special telecommunications card that will enable your call to go through when others will not.”

This special status concerns the ACLU.

“The FBI should not be creating a privileged class of Americans who get special treatment,” says Jay Stanley, public education director of the ACLU’s technology and liberty program. “There’s no ‘business class’ in law enforcement. If there’s information the FBI can share with 22,000 corporate bigwigs, why don’t they just share it with the public? That’s who their real ‘special relationship’ is supposed to be with. Secrecy is not a party favor to be given out to friends. . . . This bears a disturbing resemblance to the FBI’s handing out ‘goodies’ to corporations in return for folding them into its domestic surveillance machinery.”

When the government raises its alert levels, InfraGard is in the loop. For instance, in a press release on February 7, 2003, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General announced that the national alert level was being raised from yellow to orange. They then listed “additional steps” that agencies were taking to “increase their protective measures.” One of those steps was to “provide alert information to InfraGard program.”

“They’re very much looped into our readiness capability,” says Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security. “We provide speakers, as well as do joint presentations [with the FBI]. We also train alongside them, and they have participated in readiness exercises.”

On May 9, 2007, George Bush issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 entitled “National Continuity Policy.” In it, he instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate with “private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.”

Asked if the InfraGard National Members Alliance was involved with these plans, Schneck said it was “not directly participating at this point.” Hershman, chairman of the group’s advisory board, however, said that it was.

InfraGard members, sometimes hundreds at a time, have been used in “national emergency preparation drills,” Schneck acknowledges.

“In case something happens, everybody is ready,” says Norm Arendt, the head of the Madison, Wisconsin, chapter of InfraGard, and the safety director for the consulting firm Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. “There’s been lots of discussions about what happens under an emergency.”

One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be. He showed me his InfraGard card, with his name and e-mail address on the front, along with the InfraGard logo and its slogan, “Partnership for Protection.” On the back of the card were the emergency numbers that Schneck mentioned.

This business owner says he attended a small InfraGard meeting where agents of the FBI and Homeland Security discussed in astonishing detail what InfraGard members may be called upon to do.

“The meeting started off innocuously enough, with the speakers talking about corporate espionage,” he says. “From there, it just progressed. All of a sudden we were knee deep in what was expected of us when martial law is declared. We were expected to share all our resources, but in return we’d be given specific benefits.” These included, he says, the ability to travel in restricted areas and to get people out.
But that’s not all.

“Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,” he says.

I was able to confirm that the meeting took place where he said it had, and that the FBI and Homeland Security did make presentations there. One InfraGard member who attended that meeting denies that the subject of lethal force came up. But the whistleblower is 100 percent certain of it. “I have nothing to gain by telling you this, and everything to lose,” he adds. “I’m so nervous about this, and I’m not someone who gets nervous.”

Though Schneck says that FBI and Homeland Security agents do make presentations to InfraGard, she denies that InfraGard members would have any civil patrol or law enforcement functions. “I have never heard of InfraGard members being told to use lethal force anywhere,” Schneck says.

The FBI adamantly denies it, also. “That’s ridiculous,” says Catherine Milhoan, an FBI spokesperson. “If you want to quote a businessperson saying that, knock yourself out. If that’s what you want to print, fine.”

But one other InfraGard member corroborated the whistleblower’s account, and another would not deny it.

Christine Moerke is a business continuity consultant for Alliant Energy in Madison, Wisconsin. She says she’s an InfraGard member, and she confirms that she has attended InfraGard meetings that went into the details about what kind of civil patrol function—including engaging in lethal force—that InfraGard members may be called upon to perform.

“There have been discussions like that, that I’ve heard of and participated in,” she says.

Curt Haugen is CEO of S’Curo Group, a company that does “strategic planning, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, physical and IT security, policy development, internal control, personnel selection, and travel safety,” according to its website. Haugen tells me he is a former FBI agent and that he has been an InfraGard member for many years. He is a huge booster. “It’s the only true organization where there is the public-private partnership,” he says. “It’s all who knows who. You know a face, you trust a face. That’s what makes it work.”

He says InfraGard “absolutely” does emergency preparedness exercises. When I ask about discussions the FBI and Homeland Security have had with InfraGard members about their use of lethal force, he says: “That much I cannot comment on. But as a private citizen, you have the right to use force if you feel threatened.”

“We were assured that if we were forced to kill someone to protect our infrastructure, there would be no repercussions,” the whistleblower says. “It gave me goose bumps. It chilled me to the bone.”

Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine and the author of "You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression." This article, "The FBI Deputizes Business," is the cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.
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Re: The FBI Deputizes Business
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2008, 06:04:19 am »


They've been given "shoot to kill" authorization?

Has this been discussed on the show yet?
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One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.
This business owner says he attended a small InfraGard meeting where agents of the FBI and Homeland Security discussed in astonishing detail what InfraGard members may be called upon to do.

“The meeting started off innocuously enough, with the speakers talking about corporate espionage,” he says. “From there, it just progressed. All of a sudden we were knee deep in what was expected of us when martial law is declared. We were expected to share all our resources, but in return we’d be given specific benefits.” These included, he says, the ability to travel in restricted areas and to get people out.
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Re: Inragard--Join now and get your own license to kill!!!
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2008, 07:05:21 am »
Here are the people getting ready to kill you and your family:

St. Louis InfraGard Chapter
http://www.stlinfragard.org/
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. At its most basic level, InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.
Meetings

Next Meeting:
Thursday, Dec 13 at 1:30PM. Please email for location and directions.

Recent Meetings:
Sept 19, 2007 at The Boeing Company. Boeing gave our members a tour of their aircraft manufacturing facility.
May 29, 2007 at AGEdwards. The meeting continued our speaker focus on disaster recovery, featuring speakers from Bryan Cave and KPMG who gave a panel discussion on new Federal Rules for civil procedure and e-discovery.
January 16, 2007 at GMAC Insurance. The topic of the meeting was "Disaster Recovery" and featured Ray Blackshare from Fleishman Hillard who discussed disaster recovery preparedness from an Information Technology perspective. Our other featured speaker was Dr. William Kincaid, director of the City of St. Louis health department, who discussed St. Louis' readiness for an outbreak of pandemic illness.
October 2, 2006 at the Boeing Company. Featured speakers for the meeting included Don Good, Unit Chief for the FBI public-private alliance unit. Don spoke to the InfraGard national mission. The Global Security Group from the Boeing Company presented on security challenges faced by a world-class aerospace corporation.
May 23, 2006 at Anheuser Busch. Members were presented with a security briefing by the Anheuser Busch Global Security group. Our featured speaker was David Sandel from the St. Louis Regional Exchange Project who briefed members on the St. Louis REP.

St. Louis InfraGard announces meetings first via our email distribution list. If you are not getting regular emails from the FBI chapter representative about meeting announcements, please email Special Agent D. Rizi and ask to be added to the announcements list.

The St. Louis InfraGard chapter holds quarterly meetings. Members and non-members are welcome to attend the meetings, so if you would like to attend a meeting without officially joining InfraGard you are welcome to do so. However, membership in InfraGard will give you several benefits outlined below.
Membership

InfraGard is an organization dedicated to the protection of the United States and the American people. In order to maintain a level of trust within the membership, all applicants undergo a background check performed by the FBI (for this reason InfraGard membership is currently limited to United States citizens). Applications are then screened according to a defined criteria and then passed to the local chapter for final acceptance (individual chapters may have more strict criteria).

To apply for membership, please fill out the PDF membership application and mail it to:

St. Louis FBI
Attn: InfraGard Coordinator, SA Rizi
2222 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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Re: Inragard--Join now and get your own license to kill!!!
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2008, 07:06:54 am »
The names and titles of the people who will kill you and your family are in bold...

Vermont InfraGard Chapter
http://www.vtinfragard.org/about.html
Charter and Mission Statement

The Vermont InfraGard chapter comprises working professionals and others interested in the field of information security and infrastructure protection in the state of Vermont. The group is committed to acting as a communications coordination facilitator and information resource within the state. We are organized within the charter of the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) in cooperation with the FBI and participate with more than 80 other InfraGard Members Alliance chapters throughout the U.S. Our goal is to facilitate communication and share expertise amongst our peers.


The Vermont InfraGard chapter comprises individuals throughout Vermont that are involved in information security and infrastructure protection. Members come from all types of organizations and industries, including K-12 and higher education, health care, financial services, law enforcement (local, state, and federal), and government. The chapter is recognized by the national InfraGard organization and subscribes to the organization's code of ethics. This chapter originated as, and continues to be, an organization and resource for the Vermont information security community and affiliated with the Vermont Information Technology Center, although our scope includes all critical infrastructures. InfraGard was originally started as a program by the FBI per Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD 63): "The Clinton Administration's Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection" (May 1998), later reinforced by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7): "Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection" (December 17, 2003).

Our chapter maintains two e-mail lists:
A general discussion list for Vermont InfraGard chapter members.
An information security-specific list.

To subscribe to either of these lists, send e-mail to Gary Kessler.
Current officers are:
President (exp. 2007): Rich Parker, Vermont Public Radio
Vice-President (exp. 2008): Douglas Oftedahl, Chittenden Services Corp.
Secretary (exp. 2008): Gary Kessler, Champlain College
Member-at-Large (exp. 2007): Franklin Platt, Consultant
Member-at-Large (exp. 2007): Mike Stridsberg, GE Healthcare
Treasurer (ex officio): Richard Moss, CPA
FBI Liaison: SA Tom Leene, FBI   
To obtain an InfraGard membership application or general information/answers to any specific questions about the InfraGard program, contact:
Special Agent Tom Leene
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P.O. Box 544
Burlington, Vermont 05402

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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2008, 07:10:20 am »
Focus on Agriculture: The FBI Wants You
http://www.infragardmembers.org/modules/articles/article.php?id=45
Posted on Mon 14 May 2007 (646 reads) By Cyndie Sirekis  American Farm Bureau News


The proliferation in recent years of popular television programs and movies featuring FBI agents might lead one to believe entry into that profession is open to virtually anyone with a yearning for adventure and a belief in the agency’s motto – "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity." The truth, however, is that rigorous academic, fitness and security standards preclude most Americans from ever becoming FBI agents.

But farmers, ranchers and other rural residents do have a unique opportunity to help the FBI protect America’s food supply, through membership in local chapters of the FBI’s InfraGard program.

InfraGard was initially developed in 1996 to promote protection of critical information systems in the cyberspace arena. Since 9/11, it has expanded to include protection of physical as well as cyber threats to various sectors of the U.S. economy.

The food and agriculture section of the program, dubbed AgriGard, is where farmers and other rural residents have a role to play. Food and agriculture was designated a special interest group because it’s physically impossible for local law enforcement or any government agency to secure every head of livestock, field and tanker truck across the nation.

Members of AgriGard use a secure Internet portal to provide the FBI "on-the-ground" information about their local communities that may be helpful in preventing terrorism and other crimes. They are able to access current information about local threats, advisories, alerts and warnings, many of which are not available to the public. Members also may share information with each other and the FBI through the secure portal, in addition to learning about ongoing research on critical infrastructure protection.

Although electronic distribution of information is a critical element of the program, computer and Internet access is not a membership requirement. AgriGard members also attend meetings of their local chapter, where they share information with each other and representatives of law enforcement, academia, private industry, the FBI and other government agencies.

Promoting ongoing dialogue and timely communication between members and the FBI, whether electronic or in person, is an important focus.

"We’re working to keep the lines of communication open so attacks never get off the ground," is how Supervisory Special Agent Mark Jaroszewski describes it.

Many of the tools terrorists use are widely available and do not require great technical skill. That is one reason the FBI considers agriculture to be a "soft target" for terrorism, with enormous potential for economic damage to crops and livestock.

About 18,000 U.S. citizens from all walks of life participate in InfraGard, exchanging information about a wide range of terrorism, intelligence, criminal and security matters. With chapters in nearly every state, the FBI is always seeking new applicants. To become a member, you must submit an application in writing and agree to an FBI background check.

You may not be an FBI agent, but you can do your part to protect America by joining today.

Cyndie Sirekis is a director of news services with the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2008, 07:13:23 am »
InfowarCon 2007
http://www.infragardmembers.org/modules/extcal/event.php?event=13

Place:
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Start : Sunday March 2, 2008, 8:00
End : Tuesday March 4, 2008, 17:00
InfowarCon Moved to March 2008 to Ease Scheduling Conflicts

The much anticipated revival of InfowarCon is going to have to wait another few months. Bowing to pressure from defense agencies, educational institutions and international organizations, the event conflicted with too many other senior level commitments during the September time frame.

 

InfowarCon founder Winn Schwartau said: “We brought back InfowarCon at the request of countless people and organizations, both within the U.S. and internationally. We also made an assumption about timing – a poor one as it turns out. It used to be the end of the fiscal year was perfect for the U.S. government, but times have changed.”

 

Many of the senior officials who wanted to speak and attend were unable to commit.

To accommodate them and myriad others, InfowarCon has been rescheduled for 2-4 March, 2008, at the same location.

InfowarCon’s original dates also conflicted with the opening schedules of military schools and academies who wanted to participate. Professor Dan Kuehl of the National Defense University said: “This is wonderful news. The end of the fiscal year is a big problem. This move will allow greater support from the educational and defense communities.”

“InfowarCon is a serious and important forum for cooperation between government and industry on national and global cyberterrorism. To make this discussion meaningful we need input from as many voices as possible. I absolutely support any move that increases participation. It’s in the best interest of all concerned”, said Richard Marshall, Senior Information Assurance Representative, Office of Legislative Affairs, National Security Agency.

InfowarCon’s sponsors have backed the move. All pre-registered attendees and sponsors will receive upgrades. New registrants will be able to sign-up at revised “Early Bird” rates at www.infowarcon.com. “Just our way of making sure that InfowarCon’s passionate supporters will now get even more out of the event,” said Schwartau.

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« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2008, 07:17:21 am »
Omg, do those Infragard members who install the Infragard "secure" software not realize that every key type, every mouse click, and every image they look at will be stored on DHS computers forever?
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Find the genocidal psychopath in your neighborhood that will kill you, your children, and your grandmother on sight:
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Marion, IL 62959

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Suite 1010
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1300 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64105-1362

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477 Michigan Ave
Detriot, MI 48226
 
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1111 Washington Ave., South
Suite 1100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
 
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1300 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64105-1362

MISSOURI - ST. LOUIS
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2222 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2516
 
OHIO - CENTRAL OHIO
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500 S. Front St
#1050
Columbus, OH 43215

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550 Main Street
Room 9000
Cincinnati, OH 45202-8501

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200 W. Second Street
Room 411
Dayton, OH 45402
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                             IA Joan Altizer
1501 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
 
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420 Madison Ave.
Suite 800
Toledo, OH 43604
 
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1111 Washington Ave., South
Suite 1100
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567 D'Onforio Dr
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330 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Suite 600
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1961 Stout St.
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Denver, CO 80294-1823
 
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257 Towers Bldg.
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Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2048

IOWA
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3737 Woodland Ave.
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NEBRASKA
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10755 Burt Street
Omaha, NE 68114-2000

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Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2048
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101 East 6th Ave.
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201 East Indianola Ave.
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CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES
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11000 Wilshire Blvd.
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Los Angeles, CA 90024-3672

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4500 Orange Grove Ave.
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Federal Office Bldg.
San Diego, CA 92123-1800

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Rm. 4-230, Kalanianaole FOB
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700 E. Charleson Blvd.
John Lawrence Bailey Building
Las Vegas, NV 89104-1545

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President: Chris Chiancone
Special Agent: SA David Schrom
                            SA Oswald Tinsley
700 E. Charleson Blvd.
John Lawrence Bailey Building
Las Vegas, NV 89104-1545

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Special Agent: SA Michael Ruffner
1500 Southwest 1st Ave.
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Special Agent: Erin Klunder
1110 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 96101
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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2008, 07:23:42 am »
Quote from: EchelonMonitor on February 12, 2008, 07:17:21 am
Omg, do those Infragard members who install the Infragard "secure" software not realize that every key type, every mouse click, and every image they look at will be stored on DHS computers forever?

Watch the beginning of Shindler's List.  This is the way they do it...recruit morons who want to feel important to be the wolves hearding the sheep.  Then after the sheep are in the camps the wolves are the first to go.  It is also similar to the Communist method.  All the wonderful ideological Marxists were the first to be summarily shot when they realized what was going on but after the czar was dead.  This is tyranny 101, they should start training that instead of "how to take fingerprints"
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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2008, 07:59:43 am »
Quote from: Sane on February 12, 2008, 07:23:42 am
Watch the beginning of Shindler's List.  This is the way they do it...recruit morons who want to feel important to be the wolves hearding the sheep.  Then after the sheep are in the camps the wolves are the first to go.  It is also similar to the Communist method.  All the wonderful ideological Marxists were the first to be summarily shot when they realized what was going on but after the czar was dead.  This is tyranny 101, they should start training that instead of "how to take fingerprints"

Good points--they'll also have enough information on the wolves to keep them in line should any have second thoughts about their duties.

A lot of planning must have gone into it--I wish I could have been a fly-on-the-wall during those planning sessions.
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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2008, 08:02:52 am »
Quote from: EchelonMonitor on February 12, 2008, 07:59:43 am
Good points--they'll also have enough information on the wolves to keep them in line should any have second thoughts about their duties.

A lot of planning must have gone into it--I wish I could have been a fly-on-the-wall during those planning sessions.

heck the wolves will probably be one of the first to get willingly chipped
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« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2008, 08:28:40 am »
Quote from: Sane on February 12, 2008, 08:02:52 am
heck the wolves will probably be one of the first to get willingly chipped

Right--they're the first to get the keylogger/spyware on their computers, chips will be next.
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Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business
By Matthew Rothschild, February 7, 2008
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Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.
InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.

InfraGard started in Cleveland back in 1996, when the private sector there cooperated with the FBI to investigate cyber threats.

“Then the FBI cloned it,” says Phyllis Schneck, chairman of the board of directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, and the prime mover behind the growth of InfraGard over the last several years.

InfraGard itself is still an FBI operation, with FBI agents in each state overseeing the local InfraGard chapters. (There are now eighty-six of them.) The alliance is a nonprofit organization of private sector InfraGard members.

“We are the owners, operators, and experts of our critical infrastructure, from the CEO of a large company in agriculture or high finance to the guy who turns the valve at the water utility,” says Schneck, who by day is the vice president of research integration at Secure Computing.

“At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector,” the InfraGard website states. “InfraGard chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.”

In November 2001, InfraGard had around 1,700 members. As of late January, InfraGard had 23,682 members, according to its website, www.infragard.net, which adds that “350 of our nation’s Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.”

To join, each person must be sponsored by “an existing InfraGard member, chapter, or partner organization.” The FBI then vets the applicant. On the application form, prospective members are asked which aspect of the critical infrastructure their organization deals with. These include: agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation.

FBI Director Robert Mueller addressed an InfraGard convention on August 9, 2005. At that time, the group had less than half as many members as it does today. “To date, there are more than 11,000 members of InfraGard,” he said. “From our perspective that amounts to 11,000 contacts . . . and 11,000 partners in our mission to protect America.” He added a little later, “Those of you in the private sector are the first line of defense.”

He urged InfraGard members to contact the FBI if they “note suspicious activity or an unusual event.” And he said they could sic the FBI on “disgruntled employees who will use knowledge gained on the job against their employers.”

In an interview with InfraGard after the conference, which is featured prominently on the InfraGard members’ website, Mueller says: “It’s a great program.”

The ACLU is not so sanguine.

“There is evidence that InfraGard may be closer to a corporate TIPS program, turning private-sector corporations—some of which may be in a position to observe the activities of millions of individual customers—into surrogate eyes and ears for the FBI,” the ACLU warned in its August 2004 report The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: How the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.

InfraGard is not readily accessible to the general public. Its communications with the FBI and Homeland Security are beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act under the “trade secrets” exemption, its website says. And any conversation with the public or the media is supposed to be carefully rehearsed.

“The interests of InfraGard must be protected whenever presented to non-InfraGard members,” the website states. “During interviews with members of the press, controlling the image of InfraGard being presented can be difficult. Proper preparation for the interview will minimize the risk of embarrassment. . . . The InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should review the submitted questions, agree on the predilection of the answers, and identify the appropriate interviewee. . . . Tailor answers to the expected audience. . . . Questions concerning sensitive information should be avoided.”

One of the advantages of InfraGard, according to its leading members, is that the FBI gives them a heads-up on a secure portal about any threatening information related to infrastructure disruption or terrorism.
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« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2008, 11:38:10 am »
“At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector,”

What about at it's deepest level? Tyranny? Or just more like the 'SS' of Germany - Circa 1940?
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« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2008, 11:43:44 am »
wow, join our club and we will let you know before we attack you, so at least you can get your family out alive..........thanks Infragaurd!!!
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« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2008, 11:52:12 am »
So CACI is a partner in this program.

Does everyone remember who CACI is?

Not only are they linked to the massacre on 9/11, but here is some of their finer work...











That is right, we told you that torture was evil and only resulted in control/blowback rather than intelligence/information, but did not listen.

Then we were told that private contractor CACI did most of the torture and we said, well that is over there, it is not over here.

Gues what?  CACI is running the FBI program to kill us and our babies and your grandmothers.  Are we going to wake up now?

You cannot make this up.

CACI is the number 1 torture company around, they are partners with the FBI to controll all citizens during Rockefeller's planned martial law.

What makes us think they will not torture all of a sudden?

That is the only thing they do.

They obviously have no intelligence or we would no longer be in Iraq.
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« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2008, 11:46:09 am »
http://list.nfr.com/pipermail/firewall-wizards/1999-April/005171.html

I've been involved to some degree in the local (Columbus, OH) Infragard
meetings.  The primary value I've seen is in the the people-networking,
and in bringing together the technical and non-technical (e.g. law
enforcment)
crowds in a local community.  As with anything, you generaly get out
what
you put in.

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William Yang wrote:

> George Jones wrote something like:
>
> > From the Firewall-wizards mailing list.  Comments ?
> >
> > ---George
>
> Thanks for the note, George.  Feel free to repost this as you see fit:

> I can field the questions or refer them to the board for resolution.
>
> >> Vin McLellan (vin@shore.net)
> >> Mon, 19 Apr 1999 12:00:40 -0400
>
> >> I'm told that InfraGard is simply a networked attempt to
> >> organize the FBI's Ole Boy Network -- the retired ex-FBI agents who
are
> >> expected to be more loyal to the Bureau than they are to their
current
> >> corporate employers.
> >>
> >> They wire the old ex-Feebees into a privileged rumor network in the

> >> hope that they will more readily toss in tips and rumors about IT
attacks
> >> and threats -- if not about their own employers, then about
competitors, the
> >> brother-in-law's firm, stories they heard at the bar, etc.
> >>
> >> They are getting desperate to hear about the sort of attacks that
no
> >> corporate officer in his right mind is gonna report to the Bureau.
>
> The provisional National Executive board consists of exactly *NO*
> former FBI agents or affiliates, though there is a single FBI
> representative who is on the Executive board (as our liason to the
> FBI).  I'm one of the five elected representatives from private
> companies who actually are on the board for National Infragard.  The
> board currently consists of five people and one FBI rep.
>
> I shouldn't be be considered an FBI anything, as I work for the Ohio
> Supercomputer Center (which is funded through the Board of Regents of
> the State of Ohio, *not* the Federal government).  I am not, never
> have been, and currently do not plan to ever become, an agent or
> officer of any law enforcement agency.  As for the board, exactly none

> of them are or ever have been members of any law enforcement community

> (unless they're sworn to secrecy with some kind of upon-pain-of-death
> oath to never betray the secrets of their law enforcement past!  >;-).

>
> Infragard is made up of IT security managers and security engineers,
> working with law enforcement because we want our police to actually
> protect us the way they're charged to!  We also agree that security
> issues cross corporate lines too easily: we need to be able to work
> together to facilitate the resolution of security problems, and
> Infragard is an expedient way to get to know who works where, to build

> some trust and some professional relationships that will be mutually
> beneficial.
>
> The "privileged rumor network" is only a small part of the Infragard
> program, though it is the most tangible in terms of understandability
> to the (marginally clued) press.
>
> Some people may distrust the FBI's motives, and I'm not going to
> debate what's going through the minds of the decision-makers at the
> FBI.  However, the facts (as seen from the inside) indicate that this
> is a product of scurrilous rumor and outrageous innuendo.  The
> analysis above is patently false and completely unfounded.
>
> >>         InfraGard is probably only one of several parallel efforts
to get
> >> various classes of professionals to place the FBI's bureaucratic
interests
> >> above the interests of their employers or clients. Things like this
are
> >> the price paid for putting the Infrastructure Protection Center in
such a
> >> reactive agency, in the hands of guys always working to boost their
arrest
> >> count-- rather somewhere it could generally enhance and foster
strong
> >> security among, respectively, venders and users.
>
> I can't speak as to whether or not the FBI is trying to put their
> "bureaucratic interests above the interests of" anyone.  I won't
> allege that I'm "in the know" about the inner workings of a large law
> enforcement organization.  I don't get top secret memos or media leaks

> from the FBI, and I don't analyze their budget or their declassified
> or public records.  Frankly, I have better things to do with my time.
>
> I can, however, point out that Infragard membership is voluntary, and
> there's nothing to keep people in the organization if they don't like
> the benefits or any of the factors that relate to how the organization

> works.  Rather than make broad allegations from ignorance, it may be
> more profitable to seek accurate and valid information about the
> program and see whether it fits the needs of your organization.
>
>         -Bill
> --
> William Yang
> wyang@gcfn.net
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« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2008, 11:51:26 am »
InfraGard, an ominous logo, a snappy slogan and a literal license to kill
http://caterwauled.blogspot.com/2008/02/infragard-literal-license-to-kill.html
Saturday, February 9, 2008

 


A few years ago, political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an op-ed which listed his findings about the characteristics of a fascist state. He found fourteen similarities between all of the fascist governments he studied, from Mussolini to Pinochet.

It's frightening to read the list and to see how many of these fourteen items are evidenced in the Bush presidency. And with Halliburton and Blackwater, the intermingling of corporate power and government authority is an affirmation of Britt's ninth item on the list:

9. Power of corporations protected. Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens.


Now, there's even more reason to fear. Consider InfraGard, a quasi-public organization which links corporate entities to the FBI and the Homeland Securities, enlisting these entities as junior G-men in the "war on terror."

InfraGard is a bit of a private country club, where new members must be referred for membership by existing members, and where corporations receive alerts on potential threats even before state and municipal authorities. There's a chapter in your state. Here's the Connecticut website, but don't hope to find out too much, because you need to be a member to get the secure info. I did find out, to my dismay, that my bank is a sponsor. The next (and First Quarterly) meeting of Connecticut's InfraGard is February 28th at the New Haven Fire Academy. They're looking for a sponsor for their Continental Breakfast. If the Hartford Courant volunteers, does that mean they can attend and send a reporter?

I've walked my share of corporate corridors of power, and I can assure you that rampaging egos, ruthless sycophants, and power mad private security forces combine to create a potent and volatile mix which will only become more unstable when adding national security connections as an ingredient.

This is not good news for those of us who hoped our individual desire for freedom and liberty would eventually allow us to drive a wedge between corporations and government. But when politicians are funded by corporations, and when corporations are enlisted as part of a secret army, what hope do we have that we will hear the eventual knock on the door when the Blackwater chickens come home to roost.

It can't happen here? It is happening here.

But don't worry, they're only able to shoot on sight during a period of martial law.

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« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2008, 09:28:18 pm »
Now that we have Project "Burnt Frost" active, people better be aware of who has "SHOOT ON SIGHT" orders in your community!
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« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2008, 10:30:51 pm »

History is an amazing subject.

The menagerie of money makers appear to be on the same team. This is not the trickle down theory in reverse is it.

Truthful history tells us peons very seldom are invited into the land of royalty, unless of course they are sex slaves or guns for hire.
However our taxes money is allowed, not to forget our children's lives.

You know, if each of these parasites who have profited from our wars, lied and deceived us, committed genocide, degraded and but deleted our Constitution, & committed treason. Were not publicly hung, I would be content to see each and every one of them spend their remaining years at Guantanamo along with the present inmates.
Or, crawling through the dead bodies of our troopers and the innocent children slaughter and mutilated in the middle east.
(I almost forgot, it would necessary they are pennyless, all fortunes and corporations confiscated).
If the constitution was intact, and we had in place government employees, FBI and military high echelon who lived up to their oaths rather than remain gutless lackeys, or a congress with honor, I believe High treason would be enacted. Then of course they would all be hung and my rambling was futile.

 
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« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2008, 07:10:48 am »
InfraGard: An Unhealthy Government Alliance


by Gary D. Barnett, February 22, 2008

http://www.fff.org/comment/com0802g.asp

There is an organization that is quietly and secretly becoming very large and powerful. The FBI started this partnership or alliance between the federal government and the private sector in 1996 in Cleveland with a few select people. After September 11, 2001, when the general population replaced their rationality with fear, this organization, called InfraGard, continued growing, and with little notice. By 2005 more than 11,000 members were involved, but as of today, according to the InfraGard website, there are 23,682 members, including FBI personnel. At first glance, many would think this alliance healthy and useful in the fight against “terrorism,” but upon further examination, one has to wonder.

InfraGard began as an alliance between the FBI and local businesses with the objective of investigating cyber threats. Since that time, little resemblance to that design exists. According to InfraGard’s own website,

InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence [emphasis added] to prevent hostile acts against the United States.
Every InfraGard chapter has an FBI special agent coordinator attached to it, and this FBI coordinator works closely with FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Initially, while under the direction of the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the focus of InfraGard was cyberinfrastructure protection, but things have gotten much more interesting since September 11, 2001. NIPC then expanded its efforts to include physical as well as cyberthreats to critical infrastructures.

A progression is occurring, but it gets even more interesting as time passes. In March 2003, NIPC was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security which now has total responsibility for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) matters. Part of the Department of Homeland Security’s mission is to facilitate InfraGard’s continuing role in CIP activities and to further develop InfraGard’s ability to support the FBI’s investigative mission, especially as it pertains to counterterrorism and cyber crimes.

InfraGard’s stated goal “is to promote ongoing dialogue and timely communications between members and the FBI.” Pay attention to this next part:

Infragard members gain access to information that enables them to protect their assets and in turn give information to government that facilitates its responsibilities to prevent and address terrorism and other crimes.
I take from this statement that there is a distinct tradeoff, a tradeoff not available to the rest of us, whereby InfraGard members are privy to inside information from government to protect themselves and their assets; in return they give the government information it desires. This is done under the auspices of preventing terrorism and other crimes. Of course, as usual, “other crimes” is not defined, leaving us to guess just what information is being transferred. Since these members of InfraGard are people in positions of power in the “private” sector, people who have access to a massive amount of private information about the rest of us, just what information are they divulging to government? Remember, they are getting valuable consideration in the form of advance warnings and protection for their lives and assets from government. This does not an honest partnership make; quite the contrary.

In my article “The New Crime of Thinking,” I criticized H.R.1955 and Senate 1959, which, if passed, will literally criminalize thought against government. As usual, the exact type of thought is left undefined. This vagueness in the thought-crime legislation together with the secrecy of InfraGard makes for a dangerous combination. S.1959, if passed, will be attached to the Homeland Security Act and InfraGard is already a part of the Department of Homeland Security. This is not a coincidence. Under section 899b of S.1959 it is stated:

Preventing the potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily accomplished solely through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and can benefit from the incorporation of State and local efforts.
This appears to be a direct reference to the InfraGard program. Moreover, in section 899c of S.1959 the new commission created after passage is to build upon and bring together the work of other entities, and will establish, as designated under 899d, a “Center of Excellence.” This center will be university-based, and is to study “violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism” in the United States. According to InfraGard’s mission statement, it is a group of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence. Keep in mind that this new center will be, and InfraGard already is, a part of the Department of Homeland Security. I’m just speculating, of course, but is it possible that InfraGard will be a domestic police and spying arm for the government concerning “thought crime”?

There is a definite and natural link here, and it should give us pause. The definitions concerning thought crime are vague and unclear, left to the interpretation of government only. InfraGard, on the other hand, is an organization cloaked in secrecy. It holds secret meetings with the FBI. It also, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller, shares information (what information, we don’t know) with the Secret Service and all government agencies involved with security in the United States.

One question on InfraGard’s application for membership is, Which critical infrastructures does your organization belong to? Some choices listed are defense, government, banking and finance, information and telecommunications, postal and shipping, transportation, public health, and energy. At least 350 of the Fortune 500 companies have representation in InfraGard, this according to their website. These representatives have access to most of our private records, including phone and Internet use, health records, and banking and finance records. Considering the recent attempts by President Bush and his administration to protect many telecommunications companies and executives from prosecution for releasing private information, how many of the top telecom executives are members of InfraGard? I, for one, would be very interested in this information, but alas, it is not public information; it is secret.

According to InfraGard’s own policies and procedures,

The interests of InfraGard must be protected whenever presented to non-InfraGard members. Independent of the type of presentation, (interview, brief, or published documentation) the InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should be made aware of the upcoming presentation. The InfraGard member and the FBI representative should agree on the theme of the presentation. The identity of InfraGard members should be protected at all times.
This means that no one outside InfraGard is to know who is a member unless previous approval has been given. In addition, when interviews with members of the press are forthcoming, all questions should be submitted in writing prior to the interview. The InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should review the submitted questions, agree on the character of the answers, and identify the appropriate person to be interviewed prior to the interview. Even demeanor is addressed in this directive, and strict guidelines for behavior are listed. You see, when I said secret, I wasn’t kidding.

The bottom line is this: This is an organization created by the FBI, sanctioning individuals from the private business sector to provide information, sensitive and private information, to government agencies for special concessions. These concessions, or favors, according to an article titled “The FBI Deputizes Business,”in The Progressive magazine, include advance warning on a secure portal about any threatening information related to infrastructure disruption or terrorism. InfraGard notes as much on their website by advertising for members “access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards and much more.” Also advertised: “Learn time-sensitive, infrastructure related security information from government sources such as DHS [Department of Homeland Security] and the FBI.” Is this elitist group of InfraGard members a group of Americans superior to the rest of us? Are they truly privileged or just selling their souls for protection and favors? And how involved will they be in watchdog activities, activities sanctioned by the U.S. government? Is this a new kind of conscription by government meant to increase its surveillance capabilities so that it can monitor our lives even more than it does now?

Legislation, bureaucracies, and government/business partnerships created since 9/11 have severely infringed our freedom. Almost all of the so-called terror-protection legislation has been linked — and in many cases it is linked — to increased government oversight of the rest of us. This is evident concerning InfraGard and the Department of Homeland Security. If this program is for the benefit of this country, why are the members’ names and their activities kept so secret? Why do some gain protection and early warning while the rest of us do not? And what information and “intelligence” is being shared? Since these business members are fully protected by government, how far will they go, and when will it be too late to stop this secret assault by this behemoth we call government?


Gary D. Barnett is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown, Montana.
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« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2008, 07:31:44 am »
Bush's Secret Army of Snoops and Snitches

A new class of everyday spies, from paramedics to utility workers,
are being recruited to be "terrorism liason officers."



By Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive
Posted on July 9, 2008, Printed on July 9, 2008
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The full scale of Bush's assault on our civil liberties may not be known until years after he's left office.

At the moment, all we can do is get glimpses here or there of what's going on.

And the latest one to come to my attention is the dispatching of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and utility workers as so-called "terrorism liaison officers," according to a report by Bruce Finley in the Denver Post.

They are entrusted with hunting for "suspicious activity," and then they report their findings, which end up in secret government databases.

What constitutes "suspicious activity," of course, is in the eye of the beholder. But a draft Justice Department memo on the subject says that such things as "taking photos of no apparent aesthetic value" or "making notes" could constitute suspicious activity, Finley wrote.

The states where this is going on include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Dozens more are planning to do so, Finley reports.

Colorado alone has 181 Terrorism Liaison Officers, and some of them are from the private sector, such as Xcel Energy.

Mark Silverstein of the Colorado ACLU told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! that this reminds him of the old TIPS program, which "caused so much controversy that Congress eventually shut it down. But it is reemerging in other forms." Silverstein warns that there will be thousands and thousands of "completely innocent people going about completely innocent and legal activities" who are going to end up in a government database.

On the web, I found a description for a Terrorism Liaison Officer Position in the East Bay.

Reporting to the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and the city of Oakland, these officers "would in effect function as ad hoc members" of the East Bay Terrorism Early Warning Group, which consists of local police officers and firefighters.

The "suggested duties" of these Terrorism Liaison Officers include: "source person for internal or external inquiry," and "collecting, reporting retrieving and sharing of materials related to terrorism. Such materials might include ... books journals, periodicals, and videotapes."

Terrorism Liaison Officers would be situated not only in agencies dealing with the harbor, the airports, and the railroads, but also "University/Campus."

And the private sector would be involved, too. "The program would eventually be expanded to include Health Care personnel and representatives from private, critical infrastructure entities, with communication systems specifically tailored to their needs."

In this regard, Terrorism Liaison Officers resemble InfraGard members. (See "The FBI Deputizes Business".) This FBI-private sector liaison group now consists of more than 26,000 members, who have their own secure channels of communication and are shielded, as much as possible, from scrutiny.

Terrorism Liaison Officers connect up with so-called "Fusion Centers": intelligence sharing among public safety agencies as well as the private sector. The Department of Justice has come up with "Fusion Center Guidelines" that discuss the role of private sector participants.

"The private sector can offer fusion centers a variety of resources," it says, including "suspicious incidents and activity information."

It also recommends shielding the private sector. "To aid in sharing this sensitive information, a Non-Disclosure Agreement may be used. The NDA provides private sector entities an additional layer of security, ensuring the security of private sector proprietary information and trade secrets," the document states.

As if that's not enough, the Justice Department document recommends that "fusion centers and their leadership encourage appropriate policymakers to legislate the protection of private sector data provided to fusion centers."

Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive.

© 2008 The Progressive All rights reserved.
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« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2008, 05:05:51 pm »
The full scale of Bush's assault on our civil liberties may not be known until years after he's left office.

At the moment, all we can do is get glimpses here or there of what's going on.

And the latest one to come to my attention is the dispatching of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and utility workers as so-called "terrorism liaison officers," according to a report by Bruce Finley in the Denver Post.

They are entrusted with hunting for "suspicious activity," and then they report their findings, which end up in secret government databases.

What constitutes "suspicious activity," of course, is in the eye of the beholder. But a draft Justice Department memo on the subject says that such things as "taking photos of no apparent aesthetic value" or "making notes" could constitute suspicious activity, Finley wrote.

The states where this is going on include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Dozens more are planning to do so, Finley reports.

Colorado alone has 181 Terrorism Liaison Officers, and some of them are from the private sector, such as Xcel Energy.

Mark Silverstein of the Colorado ACLU told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! that this reminds him of the old TIPS program, which "caused so much controversy that Congress eventually shut it down. But it is reemerging in other forms." Silverstein warns that there will be thousands and thousands of "completely innocent people going about completely innocent and legal activities" who are going to end up in a government database.

On the web, I found a description for a Terrorism Liaison Officer Position in the East Bay.

Reporting to the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and the city of Oakland, these officers "would in effect function as ad hoc members" of the East Bay Terrorism Early Warning Group, which consists of local police officers and firefighters.

The "suggested duties" of these Terrorism Liaison Officers include: "source person for internal or external inquiry," and "collecting, reporting retrieving and sharing of materials related to terrorism. Such materials might include ... books journals, periodicals, and videotapes."

Terrorism Liaison Officers would be situated not only in agencies dealing with the harbor, the airports, and the railroads, but also "University/Campus."

And the private sector would be involved, too. "The program would eventually be expanded to include Health Care personnel and representatives from private, critical infrastructure entities, with communication systems specifically tailored to their needs."

In this regard, Terrorism Liaison Officers resemble InfraGard members. (See "The FBI Deputizes Business".) This FBI-private sector liaison group now consists of more than 26,000 members, who have their own secure channels of communication and are shielded, as much as possible, from scrutiny.

Terrorism Liaison Officers connect up with so-called "Fusion Centers": intelligence sharing among public safety agencies as well as the private sector. The Department of Justice has come up with "Fusion Center Guidelines" that discuss the role of private sector participants.

"The private sector can offer fusion centers a variety of resources," it says, including "suspicious incidents and activity information."

It also recommends shielding the private sector. "To aid in sharing this sensitive information, a Non-Disclosure Agreement may be used. The NDA provides private sector entities an additional layer of security, ensuring the security of private sector proprietary information and trade secrets," the document states.

As if that's not enough, the Justice Department document recommends that "fusion centers and their leadership encourage appropriate policymakers to legislate the protection of private sector data provided to fusion centers."
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« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2008, 04:01:41 pm »


By Matthew Rothschild, March 2008 Issue

23,000 Businesspeople Get Threat Info from FBI Before Public. In Turn, They Supply Tips to FBI. Two Members of Private Sector Group Say They Have “Shoot to Kill” Permission in Emergency. These are the astonishing findings in Rothschild's cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.

InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.

InfraGard started in Cleveland back in 1996, when the private sector there cooperated with the FBI to investigate cyber threats.

“Then the FBI cloned it,” says Phyllis Schneck, chairman of the board of directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, and the prime mover behind the growth of InfraGard over the last several years.

InfraGard itself is still an FBI operation, with FBI agents in each state overseeing the local InfraGard chapters. (There are now eighty-six of them.) The alliance is a nonprofit organization of private sector InfraGard members.

“We are the owners, operators, and experts of our critical infrastructure, from the CEO of a large company in agriculture or high finance to the guy who turns the valve at the water utility,” says Schneck, who by day is the vice president of research integration at Secure Computing.

“At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector,” the InfraGard website states. “InfraGard chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.”

In November 2001, InfraGard had around 1,700 members. As of late January, InfraGard had 23,682 members, according to its website, www.infragard.net, which adds that “350 of our nation’s Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.”

To join, each person must be sponsored by “an existing InfraGard member, chapter, or partner organization.” The FBI then vets the applicant. On the application form, prospective members are asked which aspect of the critical infrastructure their organization deals with. These include: agriculture, banking and finance, the chemical industry, defense, energy, food, information and telecommunications, law enforcement, public health, and transportation.

FBI Director Robert Mueller addressed an InfraGard convention on August 9, 2005. At that time, the group had less than half as many members as it does today. “To date, there are more than 11,000 members of InfraGard,” he said. “From our perspective that amounts to 11,000 contacts . . . and 11,000 partners in our mission to protect America.” He added a little later, “Those of you in the private sector are the first line of defense.”

He urged InfraGard members to contact the FBI if they “note suspicious activity or an unusual event.” And he said they could sic the FBI on “disgruntled employees who will use knowledge gained on the job against their employers.”

In an interview with InfraGard after the conference, which is featured prominently on the InfraGard members’ website, Mueller says: “It’s a great program.”

The ACLU is not so sanguine.

“There is evidence that InfraGard may be closer to a corporate TIPS program, turning private-sector corporations—some of which may be in a position to observe the activities of millions of individual customers—into surrogate eyes and ears for the FBI,” the ACLU warned in its August 2004 report The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: How the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.

InfraGard is not readily accessible to the general public. Its communications with the FBI and Homeland Security are beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act under the “trade secrets” exemption, its website says. And any conversation with the public or the media is supposed to be carefully rehearsed.

“The interests of InfraGard must be protected whenever presented to non-InfraGard members,” the website states. “During interviews with members of the press, controlling the image of InfraGard being presented can be difficult. Proper preparation for the interview will minimize the risk of embarrassment. . . . The InfraGard leadership and the local FBI representative should review the submitted questions, agree on the predilection of the answers, and identify the appropriate interviewee. . . . Tailor answers to the expected audience. . . . Questions concerning sensitive information should be avoided.”

One of the advantages of InfraGard, according to its leading members, is that the FBI gives them a heads-up on a secure portal about any threatening information related to infrastructure disruption or terrorism.

The InfraGard website advertises this. In its list of benefits of joining InfraGard, it states: “Gain access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards, and much more.”

InfraGard members receive “almost daily updates” on threats “emanating from both domestic sources and overseas,” Hershman says.

“We get very easy access to secure information that only goes to InfraGard members,” Schneck says. “People are happy to be in the know.”

On November 1, 2001, the FBI had information about a potential threat to the bridges of California. The alert went out to the InfraGard membership. Enron was notified, and so, too, was Barry Davis, who worked for Morgan Stanley. He notified his brother Gray, the governor of California.

“He said his brother talked to him before the FBI,” recalls Steve Maviglio, who was Davis’s press secretary at the time. “And the governor got a lot of grief for releasing the information. In his defense, he said, ‘I was on the phone with my brother, who is an investment banker. And if he knows, why shouldn’t the public know?’ ”

Maviglio still sounds perturbed about this: “You’d think an elected official would be the first to know, not the last.”

In return for being in the know, InfraGard members cooperate with the FBI and Homeland Security. “InfraGard members have contributed to about 100 FBI cases,” Schneck says. “What InfraGard brings you is reach into the regional and local communities. We are a 22,000-member vetted body of subject-matter experts that reaches across seventeen matrixes. All the different stovepipes can connect with InfraGard.”

Schneck is proud of the relationships the InfraGard Members Alliance has built with the FBI. “If you had to call 1-800-FBI, you probably wouldn’t bother,” she says. “But if you knew Joe from a local meeting you had with him over a donut, you might call them. Either to give or to get. We want everyone to have a little black book.”

This black book may come in handy in times of an emergency. “On the back of each membership card,” Schneck says, “we have all the numbers you’d need: for Homeland Security, for the FBI, for the cyber center. And by calling up as an InfraGard member, you will be listened to.” She also says that members would have an easier time obtaining a “special telecommunications card that will enable your call to go through when others will not.”

This special status concerns the ACLU.

“The FBI should not be creating a privileged class of Americans who get special treatment,” says Jay Stanley, public education director of the ACLU’s technology and liberty program. “There’s no ‘business class’ in law enforcement. If there’s information the FBI can share with 22,000 corporate bigwigs, why don’t they just share it with the public? That’s who their real ‘special relationship’ is supposed to be with. Secrecy is not a party favor to be given out to friends. . . . This bears a disturbing resemblance to the FBI’s handing out ‘goodies’ to corporations in return for folding them into its domestic surveillance machinery.”

When the government raises its alert levels, InfraGard is in the loop. For instance, in a press release on February 7, 2003, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General announced that the national alert level was being raised from yellow to orange. They then listed “additional steps” that agencies were taking to “increase their protective measures.” One of those steps was to “provide alert information to InfraGard program.”

“They’re very much looped into our readiness capability,” says Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security. “We provide speakers, as well as do joint presentations [with the FBI]. We also train alongside them, and they have participated in readiness exercises.”

On May 9, 2007, George Bush issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 entitled “National Continuity Policy.” In it, he instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate with “private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.”

Asked if the InfraGard National Members Alliance was involved with these plans, Schneck said it was “not directly participating at this point.” Hershman, chairman of the group’s advisory board, however, said that it was.

InfraGard members, sometimes hundreds at a time, have been used in “national emergency preparation drills,” Schneck acknowledges.

“In case something happens, everybody is ready,” says Norm Arendt, the head of the Madison, Wisconsin, chapter of InfraGard, and the safety director for the consulting firm Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. “There’s been lots of discussions about what happens under an emergency.”

One business owner in the United States tells me that InfraGard members are being advised on how to prepare for a martial law situation—and what their role might be. He showed me his InfraGard card, with his name and e-mail address on the front, along with the InfraGard logo and its slogan, “Partnership for Protection.” On the back of the card were the emergency numbers that Schneck mentioned.

This business owner says he attended a small InfraGard meeting where agents of the FBI and Homeland Security discussed in astonishing detail what InfraGard members may be called upon to do.

“The meeting started off innocuously enough, with the speakers talking about corporate espionage,” he says. “From there, it just progressed. All of a sudden we were knee deep in what was expected of us when martial law is declared. We were expected to share all our resources, but in return we’d be given specific benefits.” These included, he says, the ability to travel in restricted areas and to get people out.
But that’s not all.

“Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,” he says.

I was able to confirm that the meeting took place where he said it had, and that the FBI and Homeland Security did make presentations there. One InfraGard member who attended that meeting denies that the subject of lethal force came up. But the whistleblower is 100 percent certain of it. “I have nothing to gain by telling you this, and everything to lose,” he adds. “I’m so nervous about this, and I’m not someone who gets nervous.”

Though Schneck says that FBI and Homeland Security agents do make presentations to InfraGard, she denies that InfraGard members would have any civil patrol or law enforcement functions. “I have never heard of InfraGard members being told to use lethal force anywhere,” Schneck says.

The FBI adamantly denies it, also. “That’s ridiculous,” says Catherine Milhoan, an FBI spokesperson. “If you want to quote a businessperson saying that, knock yourself out. If that’s what you want to print, fine.”

But one other InfraGard member corroborated the whistleblower’s account, and another would not deny it.

Christine Moerke is a business continuity consultant for Alliant Energy in Madison, Wisconsin. She says she’s an InfraGard member, and she confirms that she has attended InfraGard meetings that went into the details about what kind of civil patrol function—including engaging in lethal force—that InfraGard members may be called upon to perform.

“There have been discussions like that, that I’ve heard of and participated in,” she says.

Curt Haugen is CEO of S’Curo Group, a company that does “strategic planning, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, physical and IT security, policy development, internal control, personnel selection, and travel safety,” according to its website. Haugen tells me he is a former FBI agent and that he has been an InfraGard member for many years. He is a huge booster. “It’s the only true organization where there is the public-private partnership,” he says. “It’s all who knows who. You know a face, you trust a face. That’s what makes it work.”

He says InfraGard “absolutely” does emergency preparedness exercises. When I ask about discussions the FBI and Homeland Security have had with InfraGard members about their use of lethal force, he says: “That much I cannot comment on. But as a private citizen, you have the right to use force if you feel threatened.”

“We were assured that if we were forced to kill someone to protect our infrastructure, there would be no repercussions,” the whistleblower says. “It gave me goose bumps. It chilled me to the bone.”

Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine and the author of "You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression." This article, "The FBI Deputizes Business," is the cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.
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Re: The FBI Deputizes Business
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2008, 04:06:55 pm »
I love matthew's exposes but I cannot help but always wonder about his 'red shield' relationships.  Has he ever addressed this?
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« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2008, 04:42:16 pm »
I don't think so,even i can't but help and wonder? there's is one thing for sure he believe's the Bush Admin's story on the 9/11,enough to go into debate on radio with Michael Burger from 9/11 truth.org . http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20060927230014133
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« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2008, 05:42:33 pm »
Just look at his last name. Isn't that 1 of the family lines that're trying to control the world through the NWO?  wouldn't trust him even if he wasn't directly related.
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Re: FBI INFRAGARD - Kill your neighbors with FBI/CACI intelligence!
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2008, 08:43:39 am »
An illegal law cannot bestow power to anyone for any reason, it is to their demise if they believe they are empowered to take action against another.
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« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2008, 09:39:57 am »
Most likely a clone of what brought you 911, Guantanamo and suspension of Habeus Corpus. The next step.

However, it sounds like a brand of pesticide and must be rejected by true InfoWarriors.

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« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2009, 05:44:31 am »

http://www.infragard.net/press/page.php?page=2008/022108.htm&mn=4&sm=4-1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A top FBI official in Washington is refuting claims that the agency has given permission to InfraGard members to shoot to kill in the event of martial law.

Shawn Henry, FBI Cyber Division deputy assistant director, says a recent article published in "The Progressive" magazine claiming that the FBI's InfraGard program members have been deputized and given the authority to shoot to kill is false, the FBI reported.

"In short, the article's claims are patently false," Henry said in a statement. "For the record, the FBI has not deputized InfraGard, its members, businesses, or anything else in the program. The title (of the article), however catchy, is a complete fabrication. Moreover, InfraGard members have no extraordinary powers and have no greater right to shoot to kill than other civilians."

According to the FBI, the InfraGard association of businesses, academic institutions and law enforcement agencies among others is an information-sharing network to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

"The FBI strongly supports the InfraGard program and recognizes that the protection of our critical infrastructure -- most of which is owned and operated by the private sector -- requires that we develop trusted relationships with and amongst industry."



http://www.infragard.net/press/page.php?page=2008/022108.htm&mn=4&sm=4-1
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Re: FBI denies claims about InfraGard "Shoot to Kill"
« Reply #68 on: February 21, 2009, 06:43:18 am »
Ah that's good.  [:P] [:P]
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« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2009, 01:02:31 am »
Quote from: Winnuting on February 21, 2009, 06:43:18 am
Ah that's good.  [:P] [:P]

Even it it were true, they may still deny it.
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Re: FBI denies claims about InfraGard "Shoot to Kill"
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2009, 01:42:51 am »
FBI denies this?

WOW!!!!

Don't they still deny that more than one person blew JFK's head off?

What about their stellar work at OK City, Waco, WTC '93, etc.?

The FBI is in place to serve Rockefeller and Rothschild and they do not give a shit about you.

Ask Indira Singh about how much the FBI loves you.

Why not just try to find out who killed John O'Neal
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Re: FBI INFRAGARD - Kill your neighbors with FBI/CACI intelligence!
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2009, 05:12:07 pm »
IM SO F_____KING MADDDDDDD

I just emailed that FBI info to the houstonians that have an FBI friend of the family...
DAM THEM!


MURDERERING FBI JERKOFFS
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« Reply #72 on: March 20, 2009, 04:02:19 pm »

I am a member of Infraguard, and its only a coincidence that I also Carry a Concealed weapon.  I purchased it on my own for personal protection and would have purchased it regardless of being a Infraguard member or not.

I am Pro-Constitution and I am an "Infowarrior", and I like Alex Jones and a lot of what he does But I have never been told that I have any more right to "shoot to kill"  than a person who is not an Infraguard member.

I will do what I have to, if I ever find myself in a scenario where my life is threatened.

The only time I have heard anyone from Infraguard even mentioned "Shoot to Kill"  was from

http://www.infragard.net/press/page.php?page=2008/022108.htm&mn=4&sm=4-1

Where they deny that claim. Maybe the order was given, but not to all members?  Or is that just common sense to be able to defend you life? Or maybe some Nutjob was somehow allowed to join and overly embellished his own made up stories to make himself seem "Cool"  because he thinks its cool to be in Infraguard and associated with the FBI?
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« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2009, 04:07:49 pm »
Quote from: adissenter2 on February 10, 2008, 05:15:58 pm
The FBI has created a private entity, called "InfraGard", which is authorized to shoot to kill during martial law. Insider, Matthew Rothschild, blows the whistle: "We were assured that if we were forced to kill someone to
protect our infrastructure, there would be no repercussions," the whistleblower says. "It gave me goose bumps. It chilled me to the bone." "One business executive, who showedme his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to "shoot to kill" in the event of martial law." Have we worried about becoming a surveillance society? Why just spy on the citizens when you can kill them? There are currently 23,000 members in 700 chapters They have a web page at http://www.infragard.net/

"At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories. Learn more about InfraGard ".

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I am a member of Infraguard, and its only a coincidence that I also Carry a Concealed weapon.  I purchased it on my own for personal protection and would have purchased it regardless of being a Infraguard member or not.

I am Pro-Constitution and I am an "Infowarrior", and I like Alex Jones and a lot of what he does But I have never been told that I have any more right to "shoot to kill"  than a person who is not an Infraguard member.

I will do what I have to, if I ever find myself in a scenario where my life is threatened.

The only time I have heard anyone from Infraguard even mentioned "Shoot to Kill"  was from

http://www.infragard.net/press/page.php?page=2008/022108.htm&mn=4&sm=4-1

Where they deny that claim. Maybe the order was given, but not to all members?  Or is that just common sense to be able to defend you life? Or maybe some Nutjob was somehow allowed to join and overly embellished his own made up stories to make himself seem "Cool"  because he thinks its cool to be in Infraguard and associated with the FBI?
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« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2009, 04:12:43 pm »
Quote from: thadividedsky on July 27, 2008, 05:42:33 pm
Just look at his last name. Isn't that 1 of the family lines that're trying to control the world through the NWO?  wouldn't trust him even if he wasn't directly related.


This rumor about Infraguard and "Shoot to Kill" was started by who? HA HA HA HA HA A Rothschild!!  WOW
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Re: FBI denies claims about InfraGard "Shoot to Kill"
« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2009, 05:09:07 pm »
Quote from: gautnl27 on March 20, 2009, 04:02:19 pm
I am a member of Infraguard, and its only a coincidence that I also Carry a Concealed weapon.  I purchased it on my own for personal protection and would have purchased it regardless of being a Infraguard member or not.

I am Pro-Constitution and I am an "Infowarrior", and I like Alex Jones and a lot of what he does But I have never been told that I have any more right to "shoot to kill"  than a person who is not an Infraguard member.

I will do what I have to, if I ever find myself in a scenario where my life is threatened.

The only time I have heard anyone from Infraguard even mentioned "Shoot to Kill"  was from

http://www.infragard.net/press/page.php?page=2008/022108.htm&mn=4&sm=4-1

Where they deny that claim. Maybe the order was given, but not to all members?  Or is that just common sense to be able to defend you life? Or maybe some Nutjob was somehow allowed to join and overly embellished his own made up stories to make himself seem "Cool"  because he thinks its cool to be in Infraguard and associated with the FBI?

why would you ever be a member of Infraguard?

Is the money good?

I mean, c'mon, really, please post all of the material.  what do they tell you guys, how do you meet, what information do you have to send, how often...

what websites/databases do you use to track people?

how do you know where to find people that fit into various demographics?

is it on the internet or is the database private that you use?

are their special phone numbers, radios, short wave?

what is the method of communication?

how often do you meet?

what type of community people are targeted for recruitment?

is there any association with other community groups like rotary, masons, etc.?

please share some info dude.
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« Reply #76 on: March 20, 2009, 05:40:13 pm »
Quote from: gautnl27 on March 20, 2009, 04:12:43 pm

This rumor about Infraguard and "Shoot to Kill" was started by who? HA HA HA HA HA A Rothschild!!  WOW

Yeah, what an asshat.  So tell us all the actual good wholesome american orders you are givem.  Why does Infraguard exist anyway?
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« Reply #77 on: March 20, 2009, 06:29:28 pm »
I too would like to know what kind of "information" you are given, gautnl27, in addition to a response to each of Sane's questions.

As far as crime prevention is concerned, I'm all for it.  However when it comes to some of the tactics that I've already seen (been on the receiving end of) they are criminal.  The watching is not watching, it goes FAR beyond that.  It's terrorism and stalking, pure and simple, and many innocent people have found themselves on the receiving end. Some of the gung ho "citizens on patrol" (with the backing of "law enforcement") engage in tactics such as making harassing telephone calls, breaking and entering, vandalism, repeated trespassings, mail tampering, computer hacking, illegal surveillance, trying to run targets off the road, etc... etc... not to mention some of the other lesser known tactics (yet well known to targets as they are textbook) such as gaslighting, noise campaigns, brighting, street theatre, etc...  I won't even get into the technology that some of these people have access to here, though much of it's been discussed on this forum and elsewhere in the past.

I hope you get an answer to your questions Sane, I'm personally quite curious about the validity of the "information" (is it "rumor" - is it from "anonymous" sources (big red flag there), if the targets are (supposed) "criminals" then why wasn't legitimate avenues of due process given?  does the target know what he/she has been accused of?  That sort of thing.... think Nazi Germany....)  The citizen harassers that I've encountered use cell phones, most targets have noticed this as it's made to be quite obvious, though I'm positive the harassers probably have other means of communication. 

I'd like to know if Infraguard members are in fact involved in what I've detailed in the paragraph above, and I'm particularly interested in learning of the nature of the "information" that is passed on to them.  I really look forward to your response, gautnl27.  And FYI, I'm not attacking you.  However you need to know that there are in fact innocent people who have been targeted and are being brutally harassed by citizen zeolots who are in fact lied to in order to elicit their participation.  If you're interested in how this system can be abused, I'll post some testimonies for you to listen to.
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« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2009, 05:49:57 pm »
Quote from: Puff1 on March 20, 2009, 06:29:28 pm
I too would like to know what kind of "information" you are given, gautnl27, in addition to a response to each of Sane's questions.

As far as crime prevention is concerned, I'm all for it.  However when it comes to some of the tactics that I've already seen (been on the receiving end of) they are criminal.  The watching is not watching, it goes FAR beyond that.  It's terrorism and stalking, pure and simple, and many innocent people have found themselves on the receiving end. Some of the gung ho "citizens on patrol" (with the backing of "law enforcement") engage in tactics such as making harassing telephone calls, breaking and entering, vandalism, repeated trespassings, mail tampering, computer hacking, illegal surveillance, trying to run targets off the road, etc... etc... not to mention some of the other lesser known tactics (yet well known to targets as they are textbook) such as gaslighting, noise campaigns, brighting, street theatre, etc...  I won't even get into the technology that some of these people have access to here, though much of it's been discussed on this forum and elsewhere in the past.

I hope you get an answer to your questions Sane, I'm personally quite curious about the validity of the "information" (is it "rumor" - is it from "anonymous" sources (big red flag there), if the targets are (supposed) "criminals" then why wasn't legitimate avenues of due process given?  does the target know what he/she has been accused of?  That sort of thing.... think Nazi Germany....)  The citizen harassers that I've encountered use cell phones, most targets have noticed this as it's made to be quite obvious, though I'm positive the harassers probably have other means of communication. 

I'd like to know if Infraguard members are in fact involved in what I've detailed in the paragraph above, and I'm particularly interested in learning of the nature of the "information" that is passed on to them.  I really look forward to your response, gautnl27.  And FYI, I'm not attacking you.  However you need to know that there are in fact innocent people who have been targeted and are being brutally harassed by citizen zeolots who are in fact lied to in order to elicit their participation.  If you're interested in how this system can be abused, I'll post some testimonies for you to listen to.

He was also posting photoshopped images about how missiles hit the towers instead of planes.

Seems like just a random disinfo troll.  too bad, I would like to know more about infraguard and what they tell their new recruits.
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« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2009, 06:27:05 pm »
Quote from: Sane on March 21, 2009, 05:49:57 pm
He was also posting photoshopped images about how missiles hit the towers instead of planes.

Seems like just a random disinfo troll.  too bad, I would like to know more about infraguard and what they tell their new recruits.

I was hoping for a response as well.  The nature of the questions you (and I) asked were general, and for the most part should be public information, the exception perhaps being methods of communication.  After all, aren't we the ones they're protecting?  Or is it more of a case of now the public is the enemy. 
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« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2009, 11:19:55 am »
BAck to the reality of the Infragard "Kill Your Neighbor" agenda:

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InfraGard Nations Capital Members Alliance (INCMA) - Defense SIG | Members Only Executive Seminar
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Please join your fellow INCMA members for an exclusive members only meeting.

The InfraGard Defense Industrial Base SIG (Sector Interest Group) is hosting it's third quarter event for 2008. We are developing our DIB Framework for CIP in the NCR including the use of software applications to map critical assets owned by the private sector and the utilization of other self-assessment tools.

In addition, we will review our vital focus on proactive, preemptive and relevant Defense Sector Chief Security Officer (CSO) strategies for DoD Mission Assurance and our Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Can we rely on the education of our end users of information resources to do the right thing if our technological controls fail or are missing?

As a topic of discussion share your opinion of the right balance of user awareness and technical controls that have proven effective in the warfighter community and those who support them. Behavioral controls (that which we teach and enforce) may either be more, less or equally effective than the technological controls (that which we buy and install).

It would appear that behavioral controls might be more effective in the regimented workflows of the Defense community than in the private sector. What are the best practices your organization is leveraging to reduce risk and to what extent is it working? Is it worth the effort to assess workflows to find specific risks to mitigate or use an all-encompassing approach, such as encrypting everything? If using encryption, share with us your costs of no incidents, that is in general, how much is being spent (or lost) dealing with encryption of information that hasn't been compromised?

These questions, (and we encourage others), will be addressed in our September Defense SIG event.

TOPICS FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE FOCUSED ON:
End User Education
Malware Protection at user desktops
Enterprise Digital Rights Management
Insider Threat Protection Software
Whole Disk encryption
Dual Factor Authentication


We will continue to cover the current priorities in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the critical public/private infrastructure interdependencies with Defense Companies such as IDA, CACI, Stanley Associates, ICF International, SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and more. If you are an employee of a Defense company or you are a "Subject Matter Expert" (SME) that services the Defense Industrial Base in our metro area, please join us.


Our interactive meeting will continue our process and establish the leadership roles for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to our facilities sponsor CACI International for hosting this event. Ever Vigilant, CACI provides the professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in today's defense, intelligence, homeland security and federal civilian goverment arenas.

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Due to the fact that we are meeting at a secure facility and their policy requires advance information, we urge you to please register a minimum of 7 days in advance. PLEASE do not register unless you are a current cleared member in good standing, this means that you have already received your InfraGard membership card and number. As a courtesy to our sponsor who has limited seating, please DO NOT register unless you are certain you can attend the briefing.
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« Reply #81 on: March 22, 2009, 11:21:07 am »
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CACI Appoints Zalmai Azmi as Senior Vice President, Strategic Law Enforcement and National Security Programs

Former FBI Chief Information Officer Led Bureau's IT Modernization Program

Arlington, VA, November 17, 2008 - CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has appointed Zalmai Azmi, former Chief Information Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as Senior Vice President for Strategic Law Enforcement and National Security Programs. Mr. Azmi joins CACI after leading the development and modernization of the FBI's information technology (IT) program for the past five years. In his new role, Mr. Azmi will leverage his unique federal IT and national security expertise to help grow CACI's name recognition, thought leadership role, and related market share in the law enforcement and national security arena, and assist in the identification of acquisition candidates and initiatives to support the company's growth.

After coming to the FBI in 2003 and being named Chief Information Officer in 2004, Mr. Azmi guided the bureau through its largest-ever technology upgrade. This included the development of the FBI's next-generation information and case management system, and the creation of a knowledge base and assets that enable the FBI to participate fully in information-sharing programs within the intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as to acquire and adopt commercial best practices.

Prior to the FBI, Mr. Azmi served as Chief Information Officer for the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys. Here, Mr. Azmi developed and implemented a long-term strategic technology plan and created the organization's first information systems security office. Moreover, he was detailed to an intelligence agency and twice deployed to Afghanistan in support of military operations on the ground. Mr. Azmi also served in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Azmi has also recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance. InfraGard is a public-private alliance between the FBI and the 27,000-plus FBI-vetted volunteer members who are the owners and operators of the country's critical infrastructure.

"I am pleased and excited to join CACI," Mr. Azmi said. "CACI has an outstanding reputation and record of support as a provider of valuable, high-quality services and solutions for national security. I look forward to contributing to the growth of CACI's capabilities in strategic law enforcement and national security while continuing to support our country's national security objectives."

CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Cofoni said, "We are proud to have Zalmai Azmi on our team. He brings exceptional experience at the nexus of law enforcement, security, and intelligence that CACI is focused on as part of our strategic growth plan, and he offers hands-on, senior-level expertise in the critical areas of networks and cyber security. His appointment is a key element in CACI's corporate commitment to helping our clients defeat the threat of global terrorism."

CACI International Inc provides the professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in today's defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber security, information assurance, and information operations; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. We add value to our clients' operations, increase their skills and capabilities, and enhance their missions. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies of 2007 and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,400 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. CACI is the IT provider for a networked world. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com.

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« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2009, 11:21:55 am »
About Infragard
http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/gen/company.html?gcode=CEA03E0837CF49BE9D98B2B4B59BE95C§ion=press_releases

The goal of InfraGard is to promote ongoing dialogue and timely communication between members and the FBI. InfraGard members gain access to information that enables them to protect their assets and in turn give information to government that facilitates its responsibilities to prevent and address terrorism and other crimes.
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« Reply #83 on: March 22, 2009, 12:59:28 pm »
"Zalmai Azmi, former Chief Information Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as Senior Vice President for Strategic Law Enforcement and National Security Programs."


HE IS THE CHARACTER IN LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD AS A GOOD AMERICAN WHO LOVES FREEDOM.

THIS IS BULLSHIT!!!!

THIS IS A CON JOB!!!!
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« Reply #84 on: August 03, 2009, 05:35:55 pm »
Deputized: CACI Needs a few good employees....

With unemployment skyrocketing, soon the only jobs will be related to spying on Americans, sorting the data collected while spying on Americans, implementing programs designed based on the data collected from spying, and managing the programs that were designed - all in an effort to gain and secure control of the people:



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The Mega 3 contract with the Department of Justice provides DOJ with the latest automated litigation support technologies and services, supplying attorneys with a competitive edge needed to win or settle their cases. CACI's HighView® Document Exploitation (DOCEX) application enables automated solutions for the capture, transformation, organization and discovery of data, information and knowledge.


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CACI's Data Network Plus program provides services for approximately 40,000 U.S. Coast Guard personnel, offering connectivity between Coast Guard locations within the U.S. and the Coast Guard's host computer resources. Our solutions also support Defense Information System Network satellite transmission services on a global scale with an experienced team providing IT integration services.

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Some of the job openings at CACI: What are these guys staffing up for...?
http://www.caci.com/job/pro.shtml

Subject Matter Expert (EOD and IED)
Location: Vienna, VA
Secret Clearance Required
Description: Candidate provides expertise in technology enterprise management to support the Technology and Requirements Integration Division (TRID) in the Joint IED (IED) Defeat Organization's (JIEDDO) mission of supporting Combatant Commanders' efforts to defeat IEDs as weapons of strategic influence. Candidate has extensive knowledge and experience in materiel technologies to include but not be limited to electronics, radio/radar energy, high power microwave energy, armor, electro-optical/infrared sensors or explosives detection aligned to the organization's efforts to defeat IEDs. Candidate must demonstrate the necessary skills associated with the search for and analysis of the same materiel technologies.

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Logistics and Material Readiness
Our operational capabilities span the supply chain, including logistics advance planning, demand forecasting, total asset visibility (including the use of RFID) and lifecycle support for weapons systems.

so...(there you have it...the chips, once implanted, need managers...)

Our logistics services are a critical enabler in support of peacetime readiness and combat sustainability objectives.
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« Reply #85 on: August 03, 2009, 05:51:32 pm »
What unemployment? Kroll needs more help - they've been Deputized....

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(no experience with evidence fabrication required, we provide on-the-job training...)

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« Reply #86 on: August 03, 2009, 06:05:41 pm »
Kroll Corporate Management:

Corporate Management Ben Allen
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Hellriegel
Chief Financial Officer

Sabrina Perel
General Counsel

James Bucknam
Executive Vice President,
Risk Management and Compliance

Interesting resume by Buckham...
James Bucknam is Executive Vice President for Risk Management and Compliance, and a member of the Executive Committee of Kroll. In addition to his responsibilities as a corporate officer, Jim oversees major client engagements, including some of the firm’s highest profile investigative and monitoring assignments.

Jim joined Kroll in 1997 as a Managing Director in the New York office. From 1999 through 2001, he served as Regional Managing Director in charge of the firm’s Northeast Region. He was appointed as a corporate officer in December 2002 and was promoted to his current position in January 2005.

From 1993 through 1996, Jim served as Senior Advisor to former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. In that capacity, he advised Director Freeh on numerous matters, involving domestic and foreign law enforcement officials and government leaders. These matters included creating the Economic Espionage Act, as well as negotiating bilateral and multilateral efforts to combat international crime. Jim traveled extensively overseas with and on behalf of Director Freeh and helped shape the FBI‘s efforts to enhance its foreign law enforcement presence.

On behalf of Director Freeh and Attorney General Janet Reno, he coordinated a wide range of law enforcement policy issues involving the investigative agencies of the Justice Department and the Treasury Department, forging historic agreements among them. In 1994, he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for coordinating multi-agency efforts in support of the Attorney General’s Anti-Violent Crime Initiative.

From 1987 to 1993, Jim was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. There, he gained broad experience in federal criminal investigations, trials, and appeals. In one major prosecution, he led a racketeering case to remove organized crime influences from the mason tenders union. For 18 months, he also served as Chief of the Narcotics Unit. In that role, he supervised the investigative and prosecutorial efforts of 15 to 20 Assistant United States Attorneys responsible for prosecuting international drug cartels and violent drug gangs.


Jim Kelly
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« Reply #87 on: August 03, 2009, 06:18:54 pm »
Kroll is a part of this company...
 
MMC

The Businesses of MMC  

MMC (Marsh & McLennan Companies) is the premier global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in risk, strategy and human capital. Through our market leading brands, colleagues in more than 100 countries help clients identify, plan for and respond to critical business issues and risks.

Risk and Insurance Services

Marsh is the world leader in delivering risk and insurance services and solutions to clients. It provides global risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services for businesses, public entities, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. Marsh is organized by client, industry, and risk categories to facilitate the global delivery of highly specialized products and services covering a wide spectrum of risks.

Guy Carpenter is the world's leading risk and reinsurance specialist, creating and executing reinsurance and risk management solutions for clients worldwide. It provides risk assessment analytics, actuarial services, highly specialized product knowledge, and trading relationships with reinsurance markets throughout the world. Client services also include contract and claims management and fiduciary accounting. Run-off services and other reinsurance and insurance administration solutions are offered through Guy Carpenter subsidiaries on a fee basis.

Consulting

Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer consultants help clients design and manage health, retirement and other benefits, and optimize human capital. The firm also provides customized administration, technology and total benefit outsourcing solutions. Mercer’s investment services include global leadership in investment consulting and multi-manager investment management. Mercer’s global network ensures integrated, worldwide solutions for clients who wish to establish global policies and procedures while allowing for the flexibility to accommodate local cultural, legal and regulatory requirements. The firm's locally based professionals are also available to serve midsize companies and to address country-specific issues and opportunities.

The Oliver Wyman Group delivers advisory services to clients through three operating units, each of which is a leader in its field. Oliver Wyman is a top-tier global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. Lippincott helps clients create, develop, and manage their corporate branding, identity, and image. NERA Economic Consulting advises corporations, law firms, and government entities on the economics of competition, regulation, public policy, finance, and litigation.

Risk Consulting and Technology
Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting company, provides a wide range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security, and technology services to help clients solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. Kroll serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and individuals.
 
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Recent history
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2000
Jeffrey W. Greenberg is named chairman of MMC upon A.J.C. Smith's retirement.

Mercer acquires Delta Consulting Group and forms Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting, which works on issues of leadership, organization, and change.

Mercer Management Consulting acquires Análisis y Desarrollo de Proyectos, a Mexican firm, and St. Gallen Consulting, a Swiss-based firm with operations in Germany.

2001
MMC suffers profound personal loss when 295 members of its corporate family and 60 business associates perish in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11.

MMC helps form AXIS, a global insurance and reinsurance company, in response to the market dislocation following the World Trade Center attacks. AXIS is capitalized with more than $1.6 billion.

Mercer enhances its global rewards practice by acquiring Strategic Compensation Associates.

2002
MMC continues its efforts to ease the suffering of families of colleagues lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The MMC Victims Relief Fund pays out virtually all of its $22 million in contributions to provide support for the health, education, and welfare needs of the families.

William M. Mercer changes its name to Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

2003
Mercer acquires Oliver, Wyman & Company and forms Mercer Oliver Wyman, a leader in financial services strategy and risk management consulting.

AXIS, the global insurance company MMC had helped establish two years earlier, completes a successful initial public offering.

Mercer Human Resource Consulting more than doubles the size of its operations in Germany and Switzerland through KPMG and PwC acquisitions. Acquisition of Benefit Network adds strength to Nordic region operations.

Marsh acquires Alaska's largest insurance broker Brady & Company.

At Putnam, inappropriate market timing by a few investment professionals is discovered. MMC installs new leadership at Putnam and institutes new policies and procedures to strengthen compliance. Restitution is pledged to affected shareholders of Putnam funds.

2004:
Mercer acquires Synhrgy HR Technologies to offer a broader array of outsourcing services in the United States.

Marsh acquires the Australia and New Zealand operations of Heath Lambert.

Putnam reaches settlement of market timing issues with the SEC and Massachusetts regulators, agreeing to pay fines and make restitution to investors.

MMC acquires Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting firm.

MMC confronts significant issues raised by New York regulators about improper conduct at Marsh. MMC cooperates fully with the investigation and conducts its own comprehensive internal review. MMC names new leadership, introduces significant business reforms to ensure complete transparency in dealing with clients, and institutes new compliance procedures. Michael G. Cherkasky is named president and CEO of MMC upon the resignation of MMC chairman and CEO Jeffrey W. Greenberg.

In keeping with MMC's commitment to adhering to best practices in corporate governance, the five MMC management members of the MMC Board of Directors step down from the board.

2005:
Robert F. Erburu, an independent director since 1996, becomes non-executive chairman of MMC's Board of Directors.

MMC reaches settlement agreement with New York regulators; establishes $850 million fund for eligible U.S. policyholders.

Mercer's consulting businesses are reorganized to be managed as two business areas: human resource consulting and specialty consulting, the latter including management, organizational change, economic consulting, and brand strategy businesses.

Putnam wins DALBAR awards for service excellence to shareholders, financial advisors, and annuity contract holders. This marks the 13th year since 1990 that Putnam has been recognized for top quality service, an accomplishment unparalleled in the fund industry.

MMC completes the sale of the business of MMC Capital to the management team of MMC Capital.

John T. Sinnott is named a vice chairman of MMC, joining Mathis Cabiallavetta, a vice chairman of MMC since 1999.

Marsh's Crump Group wholesale broking operations are sold.

2006:
Sedgwick Claims Management is sold.

Stephen R. Hardis is named non-executive chairman of MMC's Board of Directors upon the retirement of Robert F. Erburu.


2007:  
Mercer Oliver Wyman, Mercer Management Consulting and Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting join together under a single brand: Oliver Wyman. The firm combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. The Oliver Wyman Group also includes NERA Economic Consulting and Lippincott (formerly Lippincott Mercer).

MMC completes the sale of Putnam Investments to Great-West LifeCo.

Mercer Human Resource Consulting changes its name to Mercer. The global brand initiative reflects Mercer’s full range of consulting, outsourcing and investment services, many of which extend beyond the category of human resource consulting.

2008: On January 30, Brian Duperreault is named president and CEO of MMC, replacing Michael G. Cherkasky.


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Early History of note...
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1871: Marsh & McLennan Companies’ progenitor, Dan H. Bomar Company, is founded in Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire.

1885: Henry W. Marsh leaves Harvard University and joins the Robert A. Waller agency.

1897: Henry Marsh introduces concept of a broker acting as a buyer of insurance representing the client, rather than as a seller of insurance.

1901: Henry Marsh helps pioneer the concept of risk management, setting forth his ideas on a comprehensive risk management plan for U.S. Steel.

1903: onald McLennan establishes a standard for thorough research in assessing risk. He spends 30 consecutive nights on a sleeper, traveling coast to coast across the U.S., to inspect the operations of two railroad lines.

1905: Burrows, Marsh & McLennan is formed in Chicago, becoming the world's largest insurance agency with annual premiums of $3 million. The firm is renamed Marsh & McLennan in 1906.

1923: Guy Carpenter & Company is acquired a year after its founding by Guy Carpenter. The firm revolutionizes reinsurance coverage.  Henry Marsh becomes chairman upon Marsh & McLennan's incorporation.

1935: Donald McLennan succeeds Henry Marsh as chairman.

1937: Putnam is founded by George Putnam Sr. with the establishment of The George Putnam Fund of Boston, a balanced mutual fund offering a flexible portfolio of stocks and bonds.

The Social Security Act of 1937 prompts employers to seek advice on retirement programs.
Marsh & McLennan expands consulting services in the pension field; hires first two actuaries in 1938.


 
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« Reply #88 on: August 23, 2009, 10:03:47 am »
Oh wow,

Sorry Sane, and anyone else who had questions.
I haven't been back to this topic in a long time but I will be happy to answer your questions....


why would you ever be a member of Infraguard?

It was suggested to me, and all my classmates by our teachers/insructors/ professors at my Community College where I am working on getting an Associates degree in Computer systems Technology. At the time I had not yet started listening to Alex jones Show and did not know what I now know.

Is the money good?

I make no money at all from Infragard. I work at a hotel as a Night Manager making about $12,000 a year before taxes and going to college classes during the day 4 days a week.

I mean, c'mon, really, please post all of the material.  what do they tell you guys, how do you meet, what information do you have to send, how often...

That actually is Classified Information, LOL   Basically, its the same info that a member of the press has access to, Headlines of situations the FBI is Monitoring in various places around the world.  If there was anything to "blow the whistle on" Believe me I Would!! (if they let me know about it) I have only been to one meeting which consisted of an FBI Agent from "cyber security" division and it was regarding making sure anti virus programs were up to date and that we have a firewall in place because they were worried about a specific computer virus. Very basic stuff. I am actually disappointed, that its not what I thought it was gonna be, and not what you all probably think it is.

what websites/databases do you use to track people?

I do not use any and I do not track anybody. But I hear that the FBI can use anyones cellphone as a bug to Monitor anyone, Why would they need people to do it for them?

how do you know where to find people that fit into various demographics?
I dont know what your asking in this question? Only thing Im looking for is a date Saturday night! LOL

is it on the internet or is the database private that you use?

There is a Private VPN website (Virtual Private Network) I have access to But I would suggest never using your own computer because It has the same Disclaimer as the  "Cash for Clunkers" C.A.R.S. program website saying that when you click accept your computer and EVERYTHING ON IT (or hooked up to it) from that point on become property of the US Gov!! So I only use the Computers at my college to log in and check updates.

are their special phone numbers, radios, short wave?

Not that I am aware of

what is the method of communication?

Mainly the VPN site and email updates, It is a major hassle to log in to the site, I have to call their phone number enter a bunch of codes to confirm its me if I am on an "Unregistered" Computer or if I forget my password.  From the infragard site "The InfraGard secure website provides members with information about recent intrusions, research related to critical infrastructure protection, and the capability to communicate securely with other members" That really is what its about (as far as I can tell) Maybe they know I am a member of Prisonplanet.tv and this forum and keep certain people in the dark? But I have fellow Classmates who joined that will tell you the same thing.


how often do you meet?

There are maybe 10 Seminar style (physical) meeting a year but they all cost money and are always too far for me to go to...usually in Lansing, MI

what type of community people are targeted for recruitment?

Anyone whos Employment is part of Critical Infrastructure. (Anybody I guess) Even people flipping burgers.

is there any association with other community groups like rotary, masons, etc.?

Not that I am aware of...allthough I do know people who are Masons, and are not involved in Infragard.

That pretty much Sums it up as far as my Involvement thus far.
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Re: FBI INFRAGARD - Kill your neighbors with FBI/CACI intelligence!
« Reply #89 on: August 23, 2009, 10:05:23 am »
Quote from: tattoo8118 on February 12, 2008, 11:43:44 am
wow, join our club and we will let you know before we attack you, so at least you can get your family out alive..........thanks Infragaurd!!!

that statement sums it up pretty well. [;)]
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« Reply #90 on: August 23, 2009, 10:32:39 am »
To see an example of an Infragard email update look at my OLD posts in / International News / Global News section titled "Global Information Snapshot"


and about those photos....

I did not say anything about missles going into the Towers I was talking the possibility of a Missile like the one in the photos disguised as planes going into the Pentagon.

See my blog at http://uncleardegree.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/9-11-flight-77-is-this-what-really-hit-the-pentagon-2/

"The source of these photos was a mass email, claiming this is what went into the Pentagon on 9-11…. I don’t know if they actually are missiles but it certainly makes you think about the possibility. This would explain any witnesses who say they saw a plane going towards the pentagon. It also had several photos of Osama Bin Ladin sitting with Bush and his cronies at a meeting."
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« Reply #91 on: August 23, 2009, 03:57:57 pm »
Quote from: gautnl27 on August 23, 2009, 10:03:47 am
Oh wow,

Sorry Sane, and anyone else who had questions.
I haven't been back to this topic in a long time but I will be happy to answer your questions....


why would you ever be a member of Infraguard?

It was suggested to me, and all my classmates by our teachers/insructors/ professors at my Community College where I am working on getting an Associates degree in Computer systems Technology. At the time I had not yet started listening to Alex jones Show and did not know what I now know.

Is the money good?

I make no money at all from Infragard. I work at a hotel as a Night Manager making about $12,000 a year before taxes and going to college classes during the day 4 days a week.

I mean, c'mon, really, please post all of the material.  what do they tell you guys, how do you meet, what information do you have to send, how often...

That actually is Classified Information, LOL   Basically, its the same info that a member of the press has access to, Headlines of situations the FBI is Monitoring in various places around the world.  If there was anything to "blow the whistle on" Believe me I Would!! (if they let me know about it) I have only been to one meeting which consisted of an FBI Agent from "cyber security" division and it was regarding making sure anti virus programs were up to date and that we have a firewall in place because they were worried about a specific computer virus. Very basic stuff. I am actually disappointed, that its not what I thought it was gonna be, and not what you all probably think it is.

what websites/databases do you use to track people?

I do not use any and I do not track anybody. But I hear that the FBI can use anyones cellphone as a bug to Monitor anyone, Why would they need people to do it for them?

how do you know where to find people that fit into various demographics?
I dont know what your asking in this question? Only thing Im looking for is a date Saturday night! LOL

is it on the internet or is the database private that you use?

There is a Private VPN website (Virtual Private Network) I have access to But I would suggest never using your own computer because It has the same Disclaimer as the  "Cash for Clunkers" C.A.R.S. program website saying that when you click accept your computer and EVERYTHING ON IT (or hooked up to it) from that point on become property of the US Gov!! So I only use the Computers at my college to log in and check updates.

are their special phone numbers, radios, short wave?

Not that I am aware of

what is the method of communication?

Mainly the VPN site and email updates, It is a major hassle to log in to the site, I have to call their phone number enter a bunch of codes to confirm its me if I am on an "Unregistered" Computer or if I forget my password.  From the infragard site "The InfraGard secure website provides members with information about recent intrusions, research related to critical infrastructure protection, and the capability to communicate securely with other members" That really is what its about (as far as I can tell) Maybe they know I am a member of Prisonplanet.tv and this forum and keep certain people in the dark? But I have fellow Classmates who joined that will tell you the same thing.


how often do you meet?

There are maybe 10 Seminar style (physical) meeting a year but they all cost money and are always too far for me to go to...usually in Lansing, MI

what type of community people are targeted for recruitment?

Anyone whos Employment is part of Critical Infrastructure. (Anybody I guess) Even people flipping burgers.

is there any association with other community groups like rotary, masons, etc.?

Not that I am aware of...allthough I do know people who are Masons, and are not involved in Infragard.

That pretty much Sums it up as far as my Involvement thus far.

Shit man, thanks for the answers!

More...

have you read about the partnerships with groups like CACI and Kroll?

Do you realize that these companies have contributed to the rape, torture, and murder of hundreds of thousands of people over the past 40 years?

How do you square that with your conscience?

And if conscience is not a factor, do you know the history of Hitler's SA, Dresden, etc. You do know that these anti-constitutional networks to assist tyrannical regimes are totally batshit insane right?
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« Reply #92 on: October 08, 2009, 04:55:22 am »
INFRAGARD
Ten Years and Going Strong
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/oct2006/infragard100406.htm

10/04/06
FBI's top cyber executive James Finch addresses the InfraGard conference in Washington, D.C.

FBI's top cyber executive James Finch addresses the InfraGard conference in Washington, D.C.

The president of Shell Oil was there. So were high-ranking execs from across government—the Secretary of Agriculture, a top Department of Homeland Security official, and the FBI’s cyber chief, to name a few.

Not to mention hundreds of public and private sector professionals—business leaders, entrepreneurs, military and government officials, computer security experts, academics, and state and local law enforcement.

And TV cameras were rolling, capturing key segments for national cable broadcast.

Not bad for the annual gathering of an alliance that began 10 years ago as a small startup in our Cleveland field office.

Like the program itself, the InfraGard conference— held in the nation’s capitol in late August—facilitated the free flow of ideas and information. All with the aim of preventing and responding to potentially disabling attacks on the nation’s physical and electronic infrastructure (think banks, water and food supplies, transportation and telecommunications networks, energy systems, emergency services, etc.)—by terrorists, spies, hackers, or whoever.

“We live in a highly interconnected world where, say, an attack on a power grid—whether trigged by a bomb or a bot—can impact millions of people,’’ says Don Good, head of the national InfraGard program for the FBI. “No one owns all of America’s infrastructure, so we have to keep the lines of communication wide open so attacks either never get off the ground or get addressed as quickly as possible.”

The conference was a perfect venue. Private sector attendees shared their expertise, strategies, and information on how to better protect U.S. critical infrastructures from computer intrusions, terrorist threats, physical security breaches, and other attacks. And government and law enforcement officials spread the word about intelligence sharing initiatives involving current critical infrastructure threats and vulnerabilities.

Among the issues on the table: rail and transit security, first response plans, cyber threats, gang violence, pandemic flu, financial crime trends, water and border security, food and agriculture safety, health care fraud, computer forensics, and post-disaster business continuity.

“We talked through just about every scenario and major threat you can think of,” explains Good. “We all learned a great deal from each other.”

Bottom line, InfraGard works. In fiscal year 2005, InfraGard members initiated approximately 95 investigations and helped support a similar number of cases. A clientless virtual private network has also enabled InfraGard members to read more than 200 restricted intelligence products, helping to educate members and provide a continuing dialogue with the FBI.

“With more than 16,000 members, 84 chapters nationwide, and an almost daily flow of vital information, we think InfraGard is one of the most quietly successful public/private partnerships around,” says Good.
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« Reply #93 on: October 08, 2009, 05:01:04 am »
INFRAGARD 2005 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
http://www.novatx.com/infragard.html

Drinking Water Security Session,“Taking Aim at Our Nation’s Drinking Water”

Water Track Session 1: Paul J. Pearce, Nova Biologicals, Inc.
Overview. Mission, liability, and legal rationale for implementation of drinking water security measures


Water Track Session 2: Lance Brooks, Biological and Chemical Countermeasures, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nuclear, chemical, biological, and system disruption threats to drinking water

Water Track Session 3: Michael Penders, Environmental Security International
Management considerations for enhancing drinking water security. Part I: Overview, vulnerability and risk assessment results, governing board, and stakeholders. Part II: Financial planning, human resources, records management, communications, policies and procedures

Water Track Session 5: Paul J. Pearce, Nova Biologicals, Inc.
A realistic and systematic approach to a fully integrated plan and design for drinking water security.

Water Track Session 6: C. David Binning, Director Planning and Engineering Division of Fairfax Water.
How Much Security is Enough? Features that Constitute an Active and Effective Security Program for Public Water Systems and their Measurement - Part I.


Water Track Session 8: Michael Clawson, P.E., U.S. Air Force
Design considerations for developing drinking water security. Security system design and equipment selection, crime prevention, threat level recommendations, water quality monitoring


Water Track Session 9: Julio Rodriguez, Manager, Critical Infrastructure Assurance, Idaho National Laboratory
Cyber security management, operations, and design considerations.

Water Track Session 10: Brian Frazer, Emergency Response US EPA Headquarters, Office of Water, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Water Security Division
Effective emergency response planning for drinking water systems.


About InfraGard National Members Alliance
Founded in 1996 in the Cleveland, Ohio field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA or “InfraGard”) is a national network of vetted private sector experts. With more than 16,000 members across the organization’s 84 local chapters, InfraGard provides a vital link in protecting the nation’s infrastructure by serving as subject matter resources to local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies. InfraGard National Members Alliance is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. For more information about InfraGard, please visit www.infragard.net.

Note: Each item in the list above has a link to the presentation given: but all links are 404.
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« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2009, 05:52:09 am »
InfraGard – News and Notes
http://www.digitalbond.com/index.php/2005/08/14/infragard-news-and-notes/

Just a few items left to mention:

- Mike Lombard, Director of CIP/Cyber Security Strategic Issues in the National Cyber Security Division of DHS retired. Mike was an active proponent and participant in PCSF and other industry efforts. A loss to DHS, but best wishes to Mike in his retirement.

- A couple of pilot projects were discussed. Peoples Energy will be piloting Thales AGA-12 encryptor soon, and PGE is piloting the Natis field security device.

- Eric Byres gave information on BCIT’s latest research named Project Achilles. It is a platform designed to test PLC’s and other field devices for vulnerabilities in a QA lab. It is much too effective to test systems in production environments, and there is concern about this code getting out into the wild.

Two interesting points in the presentation. First, many PLC’s run on OS-9, but the PLC vendors do not inform their customers that an OS-9 vulnerability will affect the PLC. Second, early testing has found 9 critical vulnerabilities and 28 warnings. Will a testing program like this eventually be required by industry or by individual asset owners in RFP’s?

- An impressive job by the InfraGard national team to pull together this inaugural conference in three months with all volunteers. Equally impressive was getting both the FBI Director and Secretary of DHS to speak.

- I have posted my InfraGard presentation on the Digital Bond presentation page. (Now link returns 404) A lot of the same information from previous presentations. You may want to look at the last couple of slides to see two examples where getting data from IDS, firewall logs, SCADA logs and other sources can help tell the difference between a normal action and a cyber attack.

If you are hungry for interesting statistics, come back in two weeks to look at my KEMA presentation. I have fresh statistics from Counterpane, Lurhq and Symantec including the first statistics coming from the Modbus IDS signatures.

Author: Dale Peterson
Posted: August 14th, 2005 under InfraGard.


InfraGard Day One
http://www.digitalbond.com/index.php/2006/08/22/infragard-day-one/

August 22, 2006

InfraGard is a nice event because it offers the opportunity to go outside the SCADA security silo. Sometimes hearing problems and solutions in other areas can break limiting and rigid thought patterns.

There are security tracks on GIS, Gangs, Critical Communication, Homeland Security, Cyber Security, Computer Forensics, Financial Industry, Regulatory Compliance, Water Security, Food and Agriculture, Buisness Continuity Planning, and SCADA.

Tommy Thompson Keynote – Pandemic Response Planning

Tommy Thompson, ex-HHS Secretary, was the lead keynote and spoke on Pandemic Response Planning. SARS, which was hard to transmit compared to the flu spread to 3000 people in 17 countries in 45 days. The Secretary focused on the H5N1 as an example and discussed mutation and lack of immunity. Analogies can be made to the effectiveness of a computer virus.

Perhaps most applicable was the discussion of continuity planning and the economic impact of the very limited SARS and a potential pandemic. SCADA and DCS vendors have many contingency plans for chemical spills, hurricanes, fires, etc., but should you have a plan to deal with keeping the control system running in a pandemic? How will you keep the power and water running if no one can or will come to work? Many hospitals closed down during SARS because workers refused to come to work. “Reduced reliability in communications, power, water, fuel availability, transportation service” is an expected effect of a pandemic.

A lot of effort and money is spent on a backup control center, but should some of that effort be spent on a distributed backup control capability. What about stores of food and other supplies, sleeping arrangements, and other logistics for those individuals willing to live at the control center for weeks at a time.

Is this FUD? Well there have been 5 pandemics in the last 300 years and Tommy Thompson said it may not be H5N1, but there will be another pandemic.

Robert Hoffman and Robert Polk, INL

Idaho National Labs (INL) is teaching their half day SCADA Security Course this morning and Thursday morning. About 50 people are registered for the first class.

Franciso Ramirez, DHS/NCSD

Cisco went over the vulnerability disclosure process at US CERT, a frequent topic on this blog. The issue always raises my blood pressure a bit, but some good discussions.

Joanne Ashland, Dyonyx

Joanne is talking about reconnaissance information on SCADA systems that is generally available. Listing lots of places where information is available in public records, permits, press releases and awards, patents, job postings, …

Comment – clearly you want to limit information, but I’m not sure how many of these examples can be avoided. Security should not rely on obscurity, but we do want to limit any help we give attackers. Also, it is helpful to know what the attackers may have at their disposal.

End of day one.


InfraGard Days Two and Three
http://www.digitalbond.com/index.php/2006/08/24/infragard-days-two-and-three/

The SCADA Security track had four presentations on day two:

1. PCSF: Mike Torppey, Mitretek

Mike focused on the projects going on in the Working Groups and Interest Groups. See www.pcsforum.org for info on this work.

2. My SCADA Honeynet presentation

3. NERC CIP: Scott Mix, KEMA

Scott knows more about NERC CIP than anyone I know. NERC is now officially the ERO (and the only company to apply) and moving forward with trying to get the NERC CIP standards approved by FERC with a target of the fall. The presentation focused on how to identify critical cyber assets and design electronic and physical security perimeters. These are key early steps towards compliance.

I found the discussion on enforcement to be interesting. The general NERC approach is to be positive towards helping entities comply and a reluctance to fine or even threaten to fine. The money for NERC comes from the companies that comprise the bulk electric systems, the same people the ERO (NERC) is suppose to insure are compliant with the standard. Furthermore, audits are typically performed by representives from peer entities in the region, rather than a group at NERC.

It will be years before we find out if this effective because audit is years away, but it will be interesting to watch if this unique approach can be effective. Will the ERO get tough when necessary? Will a consistent level of audit be applied?

 

4. Passive Monitoring: Ron Gula, Tenable Network Security

It is often dangerous to do widespread active scanning on control systems, so the concept of passive technologies, that don’t block or alter data, is very applicable to this industry. We recognized this early on and was one of the reasons we focused on adding SCADA intelligence to network IDS. Identifying systems and potential vulnerabilities by looking at the traffic and logs is an interesting approach. Probably a topic we will blog on in more detail later. (Full disclosure: Tenable is a Digital Bond client).

Day Three

I eagerly got up to attend a 7:45 information sharing keynote panel. It was all Government and law enforcement (disappointing) and focused on how they shared information amongst themselves. Clearly an important topic, but InfraGard was created for public / private information sharing as well as sharing between communities of interest. This type of information sharing has been almost a universal failure, not only at InfraGard but in numerous other efforts. There are research $$$ trying to solve this problem, but to date it is hard to point to a real success story, at least in the control systems space.
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~ Thomas Paine, A Dissertation on the First Principles of Government, 1795
 
 
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