Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Will You Order Your Pizza In The Near Future?





tHey wIll cOme fOr yUo


A new movie "A Scanner Darkly" of Philip Dick adaption mirrors Neocon Post 9/11 control of population.

Don't forget to clear your cache. They're watching.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Borland Set to Sell IDE Business

More than five months after Borland Software announced plans to sell off its IDE business, the company said it is closing in on a sale.

Borland has had inquiries from approximately a dozen interested parties about its IDE products, including the JBuilder Java tool and Delphi offering for Windows, and hopes to complete the sale by September, said Borland spokeswoman Michelle Swan.

Borland announced earlier this year that it wanted to focus on application lifecycle management and sell the IDE business and the InterBase database as a single unit. That process is moving forward as expected, Swan said.

This doesn’t mean the company has a buyer, though, Swan said.

Borland won’t name the parties that have expressed an interest in the products or offer an estimated sale price, but the list is rumored to include marquis names such as IBM, Oracle, and even Google.

Asked about any interest in acquiring the Borland offerings, IBM and Google declined to comment; an Oracle executive said Oracle is focused on its own product.

“Our full commitment is behind JDeveloper as an end-to-end, tightly integrated IDE for SOA and J2EE development,” said Ted Farrell, vice president of tools and middleware at Oracle.

Richard Grossman, president of the Los Angeles Delphi User Group, said he backs the sale of Delphi. “It’s a positive step because even [with] what’s happened so far, they’ve sort of created an internal Delphi company and concentrated people so the people who work on Delphi are dedicated to and focused on Delphi,” Grossman said.

“The main thing that Delphi users want is somebody strong” to own the technology, Grossman said.

Borland’s IDE business has been beset by the commoditization of Java IDEs from the open source Eclipse Foundation and by Microsoft’s Visual Studio juggernaut. In May, the company reported revenue from the IDE products of approximately $84 million, or 30 percent of total revenue for 2005. That’s a decline of $49 million, or approximately 37 percent, from 2004, the company said.

“It’s a very tough market,” said analyst John Andrews, president of Evans Data.

However, Borland should have no trouble finding a buyer, if the price is right, said Stephen O’Grady, principal analyst at RedMonk.

The Windows and Java tools, including JBuilder, Delphi, C#Builder, and C++Builder, and InterBase have a combined installed base of around 4.5 million users, according to Borland.

“I don’t think they’ll have difficulty finding buyers,” O’Grady said. “They’re still quite popular.”

Sourse: InfoWorld

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Congress Awaits Bush Plan Expanding Legal Rights of Terror Suspects

A top Republican Senators says the Bush administration is preparing legislation to expand legal protections for foreign terrorism suspects to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling:
On a separate issue, Senator Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that the White House will allow a secret court to review the legality of a controversial wiretapping program.

Specter said the administration has agreed to a one-time review by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of the wiretap program conducted by the National Security Agency.

Critics have questioned the legality of the program, which monitors without court warrants phone calls and emails between people in the United States and suspected terrorists overseas.

ACLU Slams Spector Wiretap Bill

The American Civil Liberties Union Thursday slammed proposed new legislation to regulate U.S. electronic surveillance operations.

The ACLU said in a statement that it "strongly rebuked" the proposed new legislation offered by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-PA, chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate, that would give the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "optional" review over the U.S. National Security Agency's controversial program to conduct domestic electronic surveillance on the communications of Americans. The legislation was announced Thursday morning and was drafted in close consultation with the White House.

The ACLU and other organizations have filed challenges to the legality of the NSA program.

"This Specter-Cheney bill is nothing short of a capitulation by Chairman Specter to the White House," said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. "The 'review' contained in the bill is nothing more than a sham. The president could still choose to ignore the optional court oversight on the program. This new bill would codify the notion that the president is not bound by the laws passed by Congress or the Constitution. It would reward his abuse of power."

"The Senate -- and the entire Congress -- must provide proper oversight over the executive," said Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. "The law has been broken by the president, and instead of demanding answers, the Specter-Cheney bill would sanction his illegal activity. We urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to stand for the rule of law and reject this proposal."

UPI

FBI Plans New Net-Tapping Push


The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.

FBI Agent Barry Smith distributed the proposal at a private meeting last Friday with industry representatives and indicated it would be introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine, an Ohio Republican, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.

The draft bill would place the FBI's Net-surveillance push on solid legal footing. At the moment, it's ensnared in a legal challenge from universities and some technology companies that claim the Federal Communications Commission's broadband surveillance directives exceed what Congress has authorized.

The FBI claims that expanding the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act is necessary to thwart criminals and terrorists who have turned to technologies like voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.

"The complexity and variety of communications technologies have dramatically increased in recent years, and the lawful intercept capabilities of the federal, state and local law enforcement community have been under continual stress, and in many cases have decreased or become impossible," according to a summary accompanying the draft bill.

Complicating the political outlook for the legislation is an ongoing debate over allegedly illegal surveillance by the National Security Administration--punctuated by several lawsuits challenging it on constitutional grounds and an unrelated proposal to force Internet service providers to record what Americans are doing online. One source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of last Friday's meeting, said the FBI viewed its CALEA expansion as a top congressional priority for 2007.

Breaking the legislation down
The 27-page proposed CALEA amendments seen by CNET News.com would:

• Require any manufacturer of "routing" and "addressing" hardware to offer upgrades or other "modifications" that are needed to support Internet wiretapping. Current law does require that of telephone switch manufacturers--but not makers of routers and network address translation hardware like Cisco Systems and 2Wire.

• Authorize the expansion of wiretapping requirements to "commercial" Internet services including instant messaging if the FCC deems it to be in the "public interest." That would likely sweep in services such as in-game chats offered by Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system as well.

• Force Internet service providers to sift through their customers' communications to identify, for instance, only VoIP calls. (The language requires companies to adhere to "processing or filtering methods or procedures applied by a law enforcement agency.") That means police could simply ask broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast or Verizon for wiretap info--instead of having to figure out what VoIP service was being used.

• Eliminate the current legal requirement saying the Justice Department must publish a public "notice of the actual number of communications interceptions" every year. That notice currently also must disclose the "maximum capacity" required to accommodate all of the legally authorized taps that government agencies will "conduct and use simultaneously."

Jim Harper, a policy analyst at the free-market Cato Institute and member of a Homeland Security advisory board, said the proposal would "have a negative impact on Internet users' privacy."

"People expect their information to be private unless the government meets certain legal standards," Harper said. "Right now the Department of Justice is pushing the wrong way on all this."

Neither the FBI nor DeWine's office responded to a request for comment Friday afternoon.

DeWine has relatively low approval ratings--47 percent, according to SurveyUSA.com--and is enmeshed in a fierce battle with a Democratic challenger to retain his Senate seat in the November elections. DeWine is a member of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee charged with overseeing electronic privacy and antiterrorism enforcement and is a former prosecutor in Ohio.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., decided 2-1 last month to uphold the FCC's extension of CALEA to broadband providers, and it's not clear what will happen next with the lawsuit. Judge Harry Edwards wrote in his dissent that the majority's logic gave the FCC "unlimited authority to regulate every telecommunications service that might conceivably be used to assist law enforcement."

The organizations behind the lawsuit say Congress never intended CALEA to force broadband providers--and networks at corporations and universities--to build in central surveillance hubs for the police. The list of organizations includes Sun Microsystems, Pulver.com, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of American Universities and the American Library Association.

If the FBI's legislation becomes law, it would derail the lawsuit because there would no longer be any question that Congress intended CALEA to apply to the Internet.

GlobalResearch

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Doing Business With the U.S. Secret Service

JSI Telecom aka Jatom System is the top contractor of the U.S. Secret Service:

Top contractors

3rd Ring
A&T Corp.
ASAP Software Express Inc.
AVR Enterprises Inc.
BearingPoint Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
CDW Computer Centers Inc.
Dell Inc.
Digital Receiver Technology Inc.
Force3 Inc.
GTSI Corp.
HMR Tech LLC
ITS Services Inc.
Jatom Systems Inc.
KPMG LLP
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Motorola Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Oracle Corp.
Paradigm Solutions Corp.
PC Connection, Inc
Planetgov Inc.
Presidio Corp.
Reed Elsevier Inc.
Skytek Inc.
Sunturn Inc.
Technica Corp.
Worldcom Inc.

Army / DoD Agencies Contracts

Original

Detals:
002097 DATM0502C1244 S113 04/17 OTH.SB N JATOM SYSTEMS INC $799,700
002159 DATM0502C1246 5865 04/24 LARGE JATOM SYSTEMS INC $534,600
002161 DATM0502C1246 P00001 5865 07/12 LARGE JATOM SYSTEMS INC $207,765
002164 DATM0502C1246 P00002 5865 07/24 LARGE JATOM SYSTEMS INC $2,657,650-

JATOM SYSTEMS INC contracts for STERLING, VA

Original link.

Details:

Government Contract List for the Year 2001

Product/Service Conveyors


Government Contracting Office USPFO for Utah Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program ALL OTHER SUPPLIES AND EQUIPME

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $39,004

From Date 09/25/2001 To Date 09/25/2001




Government Contract List for the Year 2002


Product/Service Telecommunication Network Management Services


Government Contracting Office FLEET & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CENTER Principal Place of Performance Sterling Point, Virginia
(Portsmouth (city) County)

Claimant Program SERVICES

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $33,245

From Date 09/30/2002 To Date 09/30/2002




Product/Service Elct Cntrmsrs, Cntr-Cntr-Msrs & Qck Rctn Cpblty Eq


Government Contracting Office US Army Robert Morris Acquisitio Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $-1,915,285

From Date 04/24/2002 To Date 07/24/2002




Product/Service Telephone and/or Communications Services


Government Contracting Office US Army Robert Morris Acquisitio Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program SERVICES

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $799,700

From Date 04/17/2002 To Date 04/17/2002




Government Contract List for the Year 2003


Product/Service Elct Cntrmsrs, Cntr-Cntr-Msrs & Qck Rctn Cpblty Eq


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $847,687

From Date 11/06/2002 To Date 09/27/2003




Product/Service Telephone and/or Communications Services


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program SERVICES

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $126,705

From Date 01/16/2003 To Date 06/09/2003




Product/Service ADP Software


Government Contracting Office USPFO for Utah Principal Place of Performance Sterling, Virginia
(Loudoun County)

Claimant Program ALL OTHER SUPPLIES AND EQUIPME

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $137,500

From Date 09/19/2003 To Date 09/19/2003




Product/Service Telephone and Telegraph Equipment


Government Contracting Office USPFO for Utah Principal Place of Performance Sterling, Virginia
(Loudoun County)

Claimant Program SERVICES

Weapon System NOT DISCERNABLE OR CLASSIFIED

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $23,400

From Date 04/23/2003 To Date 04/23/2003


Government Contract List for the Year 2004


Product/Service Elct Cntrmsrs, Cntr-Cntr-Msrs & Qck Rctn Cpblty Eq


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION EQUIP

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $785,800

From Date 06/14/2004 To Date 07/20/2004




Product/Service Telephone and Telegraph Equipment


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
(Canadian County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION EQUIP

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $126,950

From Date 02/02/2004 To Date 02/02/2004




Product/Service ADP Input/Output and Storage Devices


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Sterling, Virginia
(Loudoun County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION EQUIP

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $5,700

From Date 11/14/2003 To Date 11/14/2003




Product/Service Miscellaneous Communication Equipment


Government Contracting Office USPFO FOR UTAH Principal Place of Performance Sterling, Virginia
(Loudoun County)

Claimant Program SERVICES

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $137,500

From Date 08/30/2004 To Date 08/30/2004




Product/Service Telephone and Telegraph Equipment


Government Contracting Office USPFO FOR UTAH Principal Place of Performance Sterling, Virginia
(Loudoun County)

Claimant Program ALL OTHER SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $31,650

From Date 04/21/2004 To Date 04/21/2004




Government Contract List for the Year 2005

Product/Service Miscellaneous Communication Equipment


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Gaithersburg, Maryland
(Montgomery County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION EQUIP

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $1,603,800

From Date 05/13/2005 To Date 05/13/2005




Product/Service Miscellaneous Communication Equipment


Government Contracting Office ACA, White Sands Missile Range Principal Place of Performance Sterling, Virginia
(Loudoun County)

Claimant Program ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION EQUIP

Weapon System *

Contract Count 1 Contract Dollar Amount $110,755

From Date 11/23/2004 To Date 01/06/2005

Stupid Admin in JSI Telecom

The biggest mistake Sys Admins make is the security.

Trump to Glen: You are fired :)

How stupid is it:
file://///gmilne/jsitelecom.blogspot.com/Websites/July 9th/JSI Telecom aka Jatom Systems Blog.htm

FYI, Tom and Richard have the same issues.

PS:
if you are wired, you are fired!