Defense Acquisition Fraud and Cover-Up

My last duty assignment for the Air Force was to transfer software to the Air Force for the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program.  Exposure to that program revealed many questionable acts.  For example:  C-130 AMP development started with a fixed-price subcontract for system software development.  Over several years, the program office paid the entire agreed fixed price for accomplishment of less than half of the software development task.  Then, in spite of the subcontractor’s default, the program office administratively “converted” the fixed-price software-development subcontract to cost-plus.  Now, over the passage of nine more years, the program office has paid more than ten times the original fixed price for C-130 AMP software development.

 

I filed a criminal complaint with the FBI to report this action and several other acts that I believe constitute federal crimes.  If these crimes go uncorrected, in addition to gross overpayment for system development, they will likely embezzle system specifications and software that cost the public over $1.5B.  In turn, illicit developer sole possession and control of system specifications and software will create a false absence of competition that will likely result in (1) the public paying whatever the developer wants for system production and sustainment throughout the life of the program and (2) the public paying for redevelopment instead of reuse of C-130 AMP specifications and software that could satisfy similar requirements in other programs.

 

The FBI deferred my complaint to the Air Force Office of Special Investigation.  Two years have passed with no indication that they have done anything other than cooperatively squelch my complaint.

 

More important than this case itself is that it shows fraud and cover-up could exist in every defense acquisition program.  The largest defense acquisition programs could account for trillions of dollars in public loss and debt, and major degradation of national security.

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Comment by John Cart on November 30, 2013 at 9:27pm

The money is going to the subcontractor ... more than ten times what the Air Force legally agreed to pay. 

Comment by Judy Eades on November 29, 2013 at 5:55pm

Wonder where the money is going.

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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