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In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen - who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license - was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world's largest security company by revenue.
Shortly thereafter, G4S confirmed that Omar Mateen has worked for the company since 2007. This is the statement released from G4S:
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since September 10, 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”
"[The U.S. subsidiary] operates sensitive government contracts requiring high-level security clearances and is therefore managed under a proxy board structure in order to comply with U.S. national security regulations," the announcement said. "The company believes that an alternative parent would be able to create or add more value to the business than G4S."
The U.S. company, G4S Government Solutions Inc., had about $600 million in revenue in 2012, and provided security, facilties management, training and mine-clearance services to several U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and Defense.
G4S had contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, both under DHS, to provide border security at the U.S.-Mexico border and to transport illegal immigrants in fortified buses.
The company said it would keep its U.S. commercial security business, which provides security services and technology to commercial companies and federal and state governments that do not require security clearances. The revenue of G4S' U.S. commercial operations totaled about $1.8 billion in 2012, it said.
WHERE ARE THE AMBULANCES?
What is very interesting when you watch any of the footage that is coming out is that THERE ARE NO AMBULANCES OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAMS ANYWHERE NEAR THE SCENE!
At no time during the hours i have been watching have i seen any emergency medical staff! The entire area is cordoned off by police cars at either end of the street and NO AMBULANCES ARE ON SITE despite a hospital being situated close by.
I cannot say that this proves that we are looking at another orchestrated event, but one would think that when something like this happens we would expect to see at least some kind of medical response to the scene, right?
G4S Parsons Pacific LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is being awarded a $63,561,125 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62742-12-D-3601) to exercise 12 months of the second option period for base operations support services at U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia. The work to be performed provides for general management and administration services; command and staff; public safety; air operations; port operations; supply; morale, welfare and recreation support; galley; bachelor quarters; facilities support; utilities; base support vehicles and equipment; and environmental to provide integrated Base Operating Services. The total contract amount after award of this modification will be $175,643,963. Work will be performed in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and work for this option period is expected to be competed August 2015. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance (Navy and Air Force), fiscal 2014 non-appropriated funds and fiscal 2015 (subject to availability) funds in the amount of $45,903,435 are obligated on this award; $23,508,201 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year; $22,395,234 is subject to the availability of funds for the next fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.
G4S Government Solutions Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is being awarded a $24,435,969 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for base operating services at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay. Base operating support services will include family housing, facility management, facility investment, other (swimming pools), custodial, pest control, integrated solid waste management, grounds maintenance and landscaping, base support vehicles and equipment, electrical, wastewater, water, and limited facilities support functions. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, is $117,844,933. Work will be performed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is expected to be completed by November 2015. No funds will be obligated at time of award and no funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity (N69450-14-D-7999).
In 2011, G4S became a signatory to the UN Global Compact,
The United Nations Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labour groups and civil society. Cities can join the Global Compact through the Cities Programme.
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability (aka corporate social responsibility) initiative with 13000 corporate participants and other stakeholders over 170 countries with two objectives: "Mainstream the ten principles in business activities around the world" and "Catalyse actions in support of broader UN goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)". Moving forward, The UN Global Compact and its signatories are deeply invested and enthusiastic about supporting work towards the SDGs.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: matafuchs
WOW!!! Diggin up some from the DOD. Wonder what Congress critters this Organization funds?
G4S Parsons Pacific LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is being awarded a $63,561,125 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62742-12-D-3601) to exercise 12 months of the second option period for base operations support services at U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia.
I wonder if the Parsons in that is the same one I had once collected some info on relating to Clinton from way back I no longer have it.
Richard Parsons, the former head of Time Warner and now a senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners Inc., has donated the maximum $2,700 to both the Clinton and Bush presidential campaigns.
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