About the company

Decision Sciences is a technology company with headquarters and an R&D center in California and an office in Virginia that brings together cutting edge science, hardware and software development, systems integration and manufacturing to improve the safety and security of the global community.

Based on revolutionary and disruptive technology originally invented by physicists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) was then developed with considerable private sector investment and expertise.

The MMPDS is a totally passive, safe, effective and automated scanning system for quickly detecting, locating and identifying unshielded to heavily shielded radiological and nuclear threats, explosives and other contraband including weapons, alcohol, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs/narcotics, precious metals, smuggled humans and numerous other items of interest and anomalies.

Moreover, the MMPDS can uniquely safeguard the integrity of the global supply chain, expedite the flow of commerce,  fortify trade resiliency and satisfy the 100% scanning requirement recommended by the U.S. 9/11 Commission and later enacted into law by the U.S. Congress.

The core technology inherent in MMPDS also has wide ranging applications beyond the security arena including the medical, mining and energy industries and can facilitate the efficient collection and aggregation of significant amounts of previously unavailable data.

Harnessing the natural cosmic ray interaction in the earth’s upper atmosphere, which produces muons, MMPDS determines the trajectory of these high velocity particles, and measures the amount of their deflection as they pass through material. How much they are deflected determines what type of material.

Muons penetrate the densest of materials.  A 3-D image is then created, enabling precise location of threat objects.

MMPDS is also a very sensitive gamma radiation detector. It can clear a typical 40-foot shipping container in approximately 90 seconds, on average, providing accurate and safe scanning while facilitating the flow of commerce. False alarms are extremely low.

The MMPDS technology produces no ionizing radiation, meaning it is completely safe for people, animals, plants and food.

The MMPDS modular construction enables the system to be scaled up or down to scan any type of vehicle, rail cars and cargo containers.



Why Decision Sciences is an important company to keep an eye on

The Container Security Initiative (CSI) was launched in 2002 by the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. Its purpose was to increase security for container cargo shipped to the United States.

CSI consists of four core elements:

  1. Using intelligence and automated information to identify and target containers that pose a risk for terrorism;
  2. pre-screening those containers that pose a risk at the port of departure before they arrive at U.S. ports;
  3. using detection technology to quickly pre-screen containers that pose a risk; and;
  4. using smarter, tamper-evident containers.


Shipping Containers: The Poor Mans ICBM | AMERICAN SECURITY PROJECT | SEP 1, 2011



The Modern Day Trojan Horse | AMERICAN SECURITY PROJECT | FEB 27, 2013

The U.S. is a leader in global nonproliferation efforts, from preventing new nuclear states to securing nuclear materials and technology. However, preventing nuclear terror requires efforts on the domestic front, as well. U.S. ports present a potential vulnerability; securing these ports requires improving our capacity to detect and secure nuclear materials that could arrive in shipping containers that appear harmless.

Nuclear challenges have changed over the past twenty years, but they have not disappeared. The likelihood of nuclear conflict between the Cold War superpowers has decreased, but the threat of nuclear terrorism is very real.

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Illicit Trafficking Database has documented 615 incidents of loss or theft of nuclear or other radiological materials since 1993, including 16 cases involving highly enriched uranium. Terrorist organizations like Aum Shinrikyo and Lashkar-e-Taiba are known to be interested in acquiring a nuclear device, and Al Qaeda has been pursuing a nuclear weapon for over 15 years.

The players have changed, and the means of delivering a nuclear weapon have changed too. As ASP Consensus member Graham Allison, notes, “A nuclear weapon is more likely to arrive in a shipping container than on a missile.”

Shipping containers are relatively simple and inexpensive, in other words, “The Poor Man’s ICBM.” A 2006 RAND Corporation Study projected the results of a single 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated from within a shipping container at the Port of Long Beach, California. In a matter of seconds, 60,000 lives lost, 600,000 homes destroyed, the port’s infrastructure decimated, and a trillion dollar economic crisis.

Container security is a serious concern, but addressing it raises many questions.

The post-9/11 Container Security Initiative (CSI) prioritizes potential threats through an intelligence and analysis-based system. These containers or threats are then “quickly” pre-screened with detection technology in foreign ports. However, due to logistical and jurisdiction issues, not every potentially dangerous container can be scanned with x-ray and radiation detection technology.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims 99 percent of inbound containers were scanned for radiation in 2011, but the monitors lack the ability to detect nuclear devices. In fact, “fewer than half a percent” were scanned under the current system. Stephen Flynn, a terrorism expert at Northeastern University, warns that “The current system is woefully inadequate for stopping any determined adversary who wants to get a weapon of mass destruction into the United States.”

Due to unforeseeable costs and international disputes, DHS failed to meet the July 2012 deadline for 100 percent radiation scanning of all U.S. bound shipping containers. The initiative was originally recommended by the 9/11 Commission and later adopted by Congress.



NEWS & EVENTS

MAR 11, 2016 | Decision Sciences Appoints Dwight Johnson President and Chief Executive Officer | DSIC NEWS & EVENTS

POWAY, CA—March 11, 2016—Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), a provider of advanced security and contraband detection systems, today announced the appointment of Dwight Johnson as its President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Johnson will also join the company’s Board of Directors.  Decision Sciences further announced that Dr. Gene W. Ray, the company’s interim CEO, and Admiral Jay Cohen, the company’s interim COO, are stepping down from day-to-day operating roles but will remain on the Board of Directors.

 JUL 26, 2016 | U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Awards Decision Sciences Contract to Supply and Deploy Advanced Contraband and Threat Detection System | DSIC NEWS & EVENTS

POWAY, CA— July 26, 2016— The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) has awarded Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences) a contract valued at up to $5.26 million to supply and deploy its Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Generation 3 (MMPDS GEN3), an advanced scanning system using cosmic ray tomography to automatically detect and identify shielded and unshielded nuclear and radiological threats, as well as explosives, narcotics, cigarettes and other contraband.

AUG 09, 2016 | Defense Agency Awards Decision Sciences $5M to Expand Capabilities of Detection System | DSIC NEWS & EVENTS 

Decision Sciences International Corp. has received a potential $5.2 million contract to expand the detection capabilities of a cargo scanning system it has developed and tested for passively detecting and identifying shielded and unshielded nuclear and radiological materials.

Under the new contract with the Pentagon’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), Decision Sciences will complete development and testing of new machine learning algorithms that will enable the company to build and expand the materials library of the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Generation 3 (MMPDS GEN3), Dwight Johnson, president and CEO of the company, tells HSR in an interview. This expansion of capabilities means the system will also be able to detect, identify and locate various types of contraband.

APR 27, 2017 | Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs Awards Contract to Decision Sciences for State-of-the-Art Scanning System to Enhance Checkpoint Security at the Port | DSIC NEWS & EVENTS

Decision Sciences to Partner with Singapore Government to Bring Revolutionary MMPDS Gen3 to the Dynamic and Forward Leaning Port of Singapore

POWAY, Calif.– April 27, 2017 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), the leading provider of advanced security and contraband detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs.  Under the terms of the contract, Decision Sciences will deploy its revolutionary Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Generation 3 (MMPDS Gen3) at the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore, the worlds largest transshipment hub.

MAY 3, 2017 | Why this company’s scanning technology is a smugglers’ nightmare | SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE 

At Decision Sciences International Corp.’s Poway headquarters, a 20-foot shipping container sits beneath a car-wash size scanner.

After about a minute, images of the container’s contents pop up on a nearby TV screen, complete with a color-coded identification of the objects based on how they interact with naturally occurring subatomic particles.

It’s not a pretty picture. There’s ammunition, firearms, , alcohol and currency inside. If shielded nuclear material were in the container, the company’s technology would identify it, too, said Chief Executive Dwight Johnson.

“If you’re (a customs) officer and you had a manifest that said it’s all furniture, you’d stop right now,” said Johnson. “It’s not all furniture.”

Last week, Decision Sciences said it received a contract with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs to install one of its next-generation cargo scanning systems at its main port.

Though a pilot project, Decision Sciences is betting it will lead to further deployments of its technology, which is licensed from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and has been refined for more than a decade.

“In terms of total volume, Singapore is the second-largest port in the world,” said Johnson. “So this is a very important event for Decision Sciences.”



PRESS RELEASES

AUG 22, 2011 | Decision Sciences Names Dr. Stanton Sloane President and CEO

SAN DIEGO, CA—August 22, 2011—Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences) announced today the appointment of Dr. Stanton D. Sloane as its President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are extremely pleased that we were able to attract an industry veteran…»

OCT 11, 2011 | Homeland Security Award Recognizes Columbus Scholar Dr. Michael Sossong’s Innovations in “Cutting Edge” Nuclear Detection Technology

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 11, 2011 – Dr. Michael Sossong, Director of Nuclear Research at Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), has been selected for the 2011 Christopher Columbus Homeland Security Award. The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and…»

AUG 10, 2012 | Decision Sciences Announces the First Operational Deployment of the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System™ for Nuclear and Radiological Threats at Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas

FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – August 10, 2012 – Decision Sciences International Corporation, an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced the deployment of its first fully operational Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS), an advanced scanning device…»

AUG 10, 2012 | Decision Sciences Awarded $400,000 U.S. Defense Department Contract for Explosives Detection Technology

Testing Innovative Security Solutions for the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office CHANTILLY, Va., August 10, 2012 – Decision Sciences International, an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract…»

SEP 26, 2012 | Decision Sciences Awarded $2.7 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security Contract for Nuclear and Radiological Imaging

Innovative Solutions for the Department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office CHANTILLY, Va., September 26, 2012 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a research and development…»

JAN 15, 2013 | Decision Sciences Awarded National Security Technologies (NSTec) Contract for Scanner System to Conduct Applied Research on Nuclear Detection Technology

CHANTILLY, Va., January 15, 2013 – Decision Sciences International, an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by National Security Technologies (NSTec) for a muon tomography scanner system.  NSTec will…»

APR 9, 2013 | Decision Sciences Awarded Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Contract for Nuclear Detection System

CHANTILLY, Va., April 9, 2013 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom (UK)-based Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to provide…»

JUL 19, 2013 | Decision Sciences and Los Alamos National Laboratory win RD 100 Award for Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Technology

CHANTILLY, Va. and LOS ALAMOS, NM, July 19, 2013 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a premiere science and technology research institution and U.S….»

FEB 18, 2014 | Decision Sciences Appoints Jayson P. Ahern to Advisory Board

CHANTILLY, Va., February 18, 2014 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced that The Honorable Jayson P. Ahern, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection, was appointed…»

APR 18, 2014 | Decision Sciences Earns DHS Safety Act Designation for the MMPDS

Decision Sciences Earns U.S. Department of Homeland Security Safety Act Designation for the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS)  CHANTILLY, Va. April 18, 2014 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today…»

AUG 8, 2014 | Decision Sciences Awarded Toshiba Contract for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex Project

MIDDLEBURG, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) to support the reclamation of the Fukushima…»

SEP 8, 2014 | Decision Sciences and Los Alamos National Laboratory Receive National Recognition for Excellence in Technology Transfer of Muon Tomography

MIDDLEBURG, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a premiere science and technology research institution and U.S. federal laboratory, today announced…»

DEC 24, 2014 | Decision Sciences Appoints Dr. Gene W. Ray as Chief Executive Officer and Admiral Jay M. Cohen as Chief Operating Officer

MIDDLEBURG, Va., Dec. 24, 2014 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has appointed Dr. Gene W. Ray, former CEO of Titan Corporation, as interim Chief Executive Officer…»

MAR 16, 2015 | Decision Sciences Awarded $2.1 Million U.S. Defense Department Contract for Portable Electronics Scanner

Decision Sciences Awarded $2.1 Million U.S. Defense Department Contract for Portable Electronics Scanner WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2015 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded…»

APR 13, 2015 | Decision Sciences Completes Testing of its Revolutionary Cargo Scanning System

Decision Sciences Completes Testing of its Revolutionary Cargo Scanning System Freeport, Bahamas April 13, 2015 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), a U.S. based advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has recently completed testing…»

DEC 21, 2015 | Decision Sciences Wins Innovation to Market Award

POWAY, CA. December 21, 2015 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), a technology company providing the world’s most advanced high threat detection and security systems, today announced it has been named winner of the San Diego North Economic…»

MAR 11, 2016 | Decision Sciences Appoints Dwight Johnson President and Chief Executive Officer

POWAY, CA—March 11, 2016—Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), a provider of advanced security and contraband detection systems, today announced the appointment of Dwight Johnson as its President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Johnson will also join the company’s…»

U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Awards Decision Sciences Contract to Supply and Deploy Advanced Contraband and Threat Detection System

The U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office has awarded Decision Sciences International Corporation a contract valued at up to $5.26 million to supply and deploy its Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Generation 3.

APR 27, 2017 | Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs Awards Contract to Decision Sciences for State-of-the-Art Scanning System to Enhance Checkpoint Security at the Port

Decision Sciences to Partner with Singapore Government to Bring Revolutionary MMPDS Gen3 to the Dynamic and Forward Leaning Port of Singapore POWAY, Calif.– April 27, 2017 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), the leading provider of advanced security…»





 Who is Justin Cooper?



MEMO: Who Is Justin Cooper? | GOP | SEP 30, 2016

He’s also been knee deep in the Clinton email scandal. Despite having no cybersecurity expertise, it was Cooper who registered the Clintonemail.com domain in his own name in January 2009. Cooper has testified under oath about the server – who paid for his expensive legal fees?

Justin Cooper owns an almost $900,000 home in the lush hills of an upscale Los Angeles suburb.

But interestingly enough, he doesn’t live there. Roger Clinton does.
Cooper is Bill Clinton’s body man turned wheeler-dealer. He’s gone from making a modest salary working in the White House to setting up an LLC just to buy a home for the president’s brother to live in.

But how and why has he suddenly become Roger Clinton’s real estate agent and financier?

Why would Cooper, despite living in Manhattan, be the one to purchase a home in California that was intended as someone else’s residence? And how did he get the money to do it?

Before the time of the sale in 2009, Roger Clinton already had over $89,000 in numerous federal and state tax liens against him, which would have made purchasing a property for himself difficult.

How did Cooper, a career body man, scrounge up the money necessary to pay for a mortgage that no doubt would have been over a million dollars, including interest?

It’s a whole lot of hoops to jump through for a simple real estate transaction.
Cooper started working in the White House in 1999 and has remained a close aide to Bill Clinton ever since. Bloomberg Business has even gone so far as to say, “his advice and influence is unrivalled.”

He’s also been knee deep in the Clinton email scandal. Despite having no cybersecurity expertise, it was Cooper who registered the Clintonemail.com domain in his own name in January 2009. Cooper has testified under oath about the server – who paid for his expensive legal fees?

And who paid for the undoubtedly pricey arrangement of setting up and maintaining a private server?

And although he didn’t have a security clearance, Cooper had access to the more than 2,000 classified emails, including ‘Top Secret’ information that was stored on the server. Cooper was also the aide dispatched to smash with a hammer Hillary Clinton’s mobile devices containing classified email. (Can we call him JC Hammer?)

As with anything related to the Clintons, there’s never a straight answer. All the evidence seems to point to Cooper being a middleman for many of the Clintons’ intentionally shady transactions. We can speculate all day on his true role in these deals, but the best answers would come from Justin Cooper and the Clintons themselves.



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Bill Clinton used tax dollars to subsidize foundation, private email server | POLITICO | SEP 1, 2016

Bill Clinton’s staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found.

Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.



Clinton Email Investigation Timeline 



 



Decision Sciences Executive Team

Dwight Johnson | President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Michael Sossong | Vice President, Research and Development & Chief Technology Officer
Mike Goll | Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Gallagher | Vice President of Business Development
Jon Magin | Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Patrick Simmons | Vice President, Government Relations
Konstantin Borozdin | Vice President, Physics and Analytics



Decision Sciences Board of Directors

The Decision Sciences Board of Directors includes seasoned decision-makers with decades of experience in technology, software innovation, product development, strategy, finance, government contracts and compliance.

Stuart J. Rabin | HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL BIO | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE
Dwight Johnson | PRNEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE 
Admiral Jay Cohen | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE | NAVY BIO | CHERTOFF GROUP BIO
Lawrence J. “Larry” Delaney, Ph.D. | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE 
Pasquale “Pat” D’Amuro | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE | FBI 
Robert Raymond | DECISION SCIENCES WEBPAGE 



Decision Sciences Advisory Board


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Pasquale D’Amuro | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE | GLOBAL RISK & INVESTIGATIVE DEVELOPMENT BIO 
Jayson P. Ahern | CHERTOFF GROUP BIO | CIPHER BRIEF BIO | BORDER SECURITY EXPO
Dr. Raphael “Raffi” Amit | WHARTON HONG KONG | WHARTON UPENN | ALVARION
Dr. Stephen Flynn | STANDFORD CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND COOPERATION | STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE | RESUME (PDF) | NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Gary Gilbert |
Joseph Patanella | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE 
Lee R. Raymond | JPMORGAN CHASE & CO BIO | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE
Luke Ritter | PRN NEWSWIRE | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE 
Dr. William Schneider, Jr. | BLOOMBERG EXECUTIVE PROFILE | DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
Joseph M. Torsella | 
Frances F Townsend | WHITEHOUSE | RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE
David Waller | AMERICAN SECURITY PROJECT
Eric Womble | CONGRESSIONAL TRIBUTE



See also, Chertoff Group.



Decision Sciences International Corp

List of persons related to the company Decision Sciences International Corp. Find out list of CEOs, founders, board members, and company directors of Decision Sciences International Corp.

CIK Number: 0001347065
IRS Number: 651261796
Company address: 14900 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE SUITE 125 CHANTILLY 20151
Phone number: 858-571-1900
Former name: Decision Sciences Corp, date of change: 2005-12-15
Former name: DSC Reincorporation Corporation

People related to Decision Sciences International Corp

Name Office Street Address City Country
H Wegner Allan 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
H Wegner Allan 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
Wegner Allen 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
H Leichtling Barry 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Lehman Christopher 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Lehman Christopher 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
Gene W. Ray Dr. The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
Gene W. Ray Dr. c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
Lawrence Delaney Dr. The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
Lawrence Delaney Dr. c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
Ray Gene 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
W Ray Gene 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
Wells Ray Gene 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Cohen Jay 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Cohen Jay 149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Cohen Jay 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
M Cohen Jay 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
M. Cohen Jay The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
M. Cohen Jay c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
Craig Sloan John 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Delaney Lawrence 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Delaney Lawrence 149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Delaney Lawrence 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
J Delaney Lawrence 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
Goll Mike The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
Goll Mike c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
D’Amuro Pasquale 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
D’Amuro Pasquale The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
D’Amuro Pasquale c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
J Whalen Robert 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
J Whalen Robert 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
Raymond Robert The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
Raymond Robert c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
David Sloane Stanton 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Sloane Stanton 149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Immer Stephen 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
J. Rabin Stuart The Courtyard at Middleburg, Bldg. B 10 N. Pendleton Street Middleburg VA
J. Rabin Stuart c/o Decision Sciences International Corp 12345 First American Way Poway CA
John Rabin Stuart 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Rabin Stuart 149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Eric Womble Thurston 12345 First American Way Suite 130 Poway CA
Eric Womble Thurston 12345 First American Way, Suite 130 Poway CA
Eric Womble Thurston 149000 Conference Center Drive Suite 125 Chantilly VA
Eric Womble Thurston 14900 Conference Center Drive Suite 125

Eric Womble

Decision Sciences | Board of Directors
Chief of Naval Research | Principal Executive Assistant (1992 – 1995)
Juliet Marine Systems | Board of Directors
Mississippi Ammunition Corporation | Board of Directors
ELTA North America | Board of Directors
Northrup Grumman Shipbuilding | Executive
Huntington Ingalls Industries | Executive
US Senator Trent Lott | National Security Advisor
Department of Defense | Liason to Congress
Potomac Institute | Senior Fellow

Prior to working for Decision Sciences, Eric Womble served as National Security Adviser & Military Legislative Assistant. He worked with Trent Lott. | CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS



Decision Sciences Corporation also has a subsidiary called “Decision Medical



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Of the individuals mentioned above, many lobbied for, testified in favor of before Congress, or performed some other action on behalf of the company, while serving in public office, or as some sort of representative to the government. There are others, not mentioned above, who have not worked for Decision Sciences, directly, but do have close ties to the business, and lobbied or represented its interests. 


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Gary Gilbert 

Before Decision Sciences, Gary Gilbert worked for a number of shipping and logistics companies, at various executive positions, including President & CEO of Fedex Logistics, and Senior Vice President of Hutchison Port Holdings. In 2006, he attended a number of high level meetings in relation to port security. One such meeting was attended by Chuck Schumer and Lindsay Graham.



CODEL GRAHAM FOCUSES ON CURRENCY AND PORT SECURITY | WIKILEAKS 06HONGKONG1285 | MAR 27 2006

1. (C) Renminbi (RMB) valuation, port security, and mainland urban/rural disparity dominated the March 25-26 visit to Hong Kong of Senators Lindsey Graham and Charles Schumer.

A demonstration of a pilot comprehensive container screening system enabled Hutchison Port Holdings to highlight for the Senators the degree to which global port operators are now 80 percent concentrated around firms from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Denmark — with implications for U.S. policy makers as they decide on how to engage the world on port security issues; the demonstration was followed by a visit to the Container Security Initiative (CSI) operations here.

9. (C) Seven investment bank economists, all of whom held titles indicating a chief economist role involving China, generally agreed with Senator Graham’s assertion that the RMB is undervalued, with four of them assessing that the currency is priced at least 15 percent below its appropriate market rate. Merrill Lynch’s T.J. Bond cautioned that given the technical challenges involved, the pace of currency reform in China in unlikely to satisfy “any simple political argument.” Citibank’s Yiping Huang echoed Bond, laying out the need to coordinate broader capital account liberalization with movement on the exchange rate. HSBC’s Hongbin Qu said that given these constraints, it is important to watch out for excessive political pressure that sets back reform. BNP Paribas’ Andrew Freris encouraged Graham to always leave China with flexibility by not making excessively detailed demands that, for example, include both dates and percentage targets with regard to RMB appreciation. Goldman Sachs’ Hong Liang said external pressure is a good thing but added that the selling point should be China’s own interests.

11. (SBU) The Senators visited Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT, part of the Hutchison Conglomerate) to see a demonstration of the Integrated Container Inspection System (ICIS), which has been set up as a pilot test here in Hong Kong by the U.S. firm Science Application International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC is awaiting a decision from the HKG on whether to buy ICIS. The U.S. Department of Energy has been working with the HKG on identifying options for extending the Megaports radiological screening program to Hong Kong by leveraging the capabilities of ICIS.

12. (SBU) Hutchison Port Holdings Senior Vice President Gary Gilbert showed the Senators how the ICIS system generates an “electronic folder” for each container as it enters the terminal yard. Trucks drive by scanning equipment that creates both an image of the container’s interior and a radiation profile. Were the system fully deployed, the electronic folder could be made available to USG personnel at the destination port of entry, allowing the to prioritize issues involving ship arrivals and follow-on inspections.

13. (SBU) Gilbert emphasized the need for rapid scanning systems like ICIS, commenting that more goods are actually on the high seas at any given time than in transit at ports themselves. Consequently, any disruption — from instituting screening procedures that slow down the movement of goods through ports to work stoppages – very quickly causes bottlenecks. 80 percent ofthe world’s cargo volume is now handled at some oint by firms from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, r Denmark as a result of consolidation in the port operator industry.

Any U.S. port security strategy must therefore take into account the need to work with firms from these locations, said Gilbert. Hutchison facilities alone handle 45 percent of all U.S. cargo at some point before entry into the U.S.




Michael Chertoff

Chertoff did not work directly for Decision Sciences, but several principals of his firm do.

Department of Homeland Security | Secretary of Homeland Security
Department of Justice, Criminal Division | United States Assistant Attorney General
Department of Justice, District of New Jersey | United States Attorney
Chertoff Group | Founder
BAE Systems | Chairman | (2012-2015)
Covington & Burlington | Senior Counsel
Bipartisan Policy Center | Co-Chair, Imigration Task Force


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SECRETARY CHERTOFF’S MEETING WITH SECRETARY FOR SECURITY AMBROSE LEE AND HONG KONG PORT OPERATORS | WIKILEAKS 06HONGKONG1476_a | APR 08 2006

1. (C) On March 31, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff met with Hong Kong Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee to discuss the global war on terror. On April 1, Chertoff visited Hong Kong’s ports and met with terminal operators to discuss maritime security. Secretary Chertoff said that the U.S. was exploring solutions that balanced the need to improve maritime security with continued efficiency of handling and shipping cargo. Technology and better awareness of supply chain management were key issues. Public and Congressional pressure demanded increased security, including screening for radiological materials. Secretary Lee noted that intelligence sharing with the U.S. and other countries enabled Hong Kong authorities to better monitor its borders so that the terrorist threat in Hong Kong remained low to moderate. Hong Kong’s “smart ID card” contained biometric data; Hong Kong would start issuing passports with biometric data in the first quarter of 2007. Also on April 1, Secretary Chertoff toured Hong Kong’s Smart ID production facilities at Hong Kong Immigration Headquarters. End summary.




Jay Cohen | 4-TRADERS | DECISION SCIENCES | CHERTOFF GROUP

Decision Sciences | Director (current)
Morpho Detection, LLC | Director (2011 – 2016)
Morpho Detection, Inc. | Chairman (2016 – present)
Chertoff Group | Principal (current)
NanoHoldngs LLC | Board of Directors (current)
DroneShield | Advisor (current)
Juliet Marine Systems | Director & Science Advisor (current)
Department of Homeland Security | Under Secretaryfor Science & Technology (2006 – 2009)
Department of the Navy | Chief of Naval Research (2000 – 2006)
US Navy | Director, Y2K Office (1999 – 2000)
US Navy | Deputy Chief, Legislative Affairs (1993 – 1997)
US Navy | Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet



Gary Gilbert attended another meeting in Hong Kong, just weeks later.



MEGAPORTS – BILATERAL MEETING ADVANCES RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING | WIKILEAKS HONGKONG2373_a

1. (C) SUMMARY. On May 28-29, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Assistant Deputy Administrator David Huizenga led an inter-agency delegation (Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and State) to Hong Kong to discuss next steps in the USG’s proposed implementation of the Megaports Initiative.

Huizenga laid out an end-state vision of a fully operational radiation detection system for containerized cargo moving through Hong Kong, enhanced by container imaging information and the provision of information on U.S.-bound containers to U.S. Container Security Initiative (CSI) officials. Hong Kong Government (HKG) officials said that they were considering Megaports among a number of options for responding to the need for improved container security.

6. (C) The Megaports radiological monitoring equipment can be incorporated into an Integrated Container Inspection System (ICIS), which also includes X-ray imaging and container and vehicle identification. Modern Terminals and Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT) have tested ICIS, developed by Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), for almost two years.

7. (C) Hoffman said that, to improve the accuracy of the ICIS radiological detection equipment, SAIC should decrease the lane width and shields the lane from background radiation. A new data set would help to confirm that the ICIS system could work effectively in Hong Kong. The second operational test will also be used to evaluate whether Container Security Initiative,s (CSI) U.S.-based officials could assist in resolving container alarms to reduce the resource burden on Hong Kong Customs.

11. (C) Tse summarized the port operators’ key points as follows:

Hong Kong and Southern China terminal operators would not use container security measures to gain a competitive advantage over one another (i.e., they all wanted to use the same system).

The port operators placed a high importance on port security, and would support any specific initiatives that the USG proposed.

Tse noted the importance of positive incentives and asked the USG delegation whether any the installation of radiological portals would result in any benefits, such as a so-called green lane into U.S. ports.

Hutchison Port Holdings Americas Senior Vice President Gary Gilbert emphasized that terminal operators would have to ensure that they could recoup their costs by installing radiological equipment. He asked whether the USG had any ideas about how to ensure that shippers compensated the port operators for installing and maintaining any new security package. He also advised that all South China terminal operators would install the same equipment and charge the same security fee downstream to ensure a level playing field and recoup security investment costs.

Finally, Tse expressed a willingness to provide the USG with whatever container information was necessary to complete the testing of the Megaports concept in HK.


12. (C) Huizenga emphasized repeatedly that the USG placed a high importance on implementing Megaports. Huizenga committed to following up with SAIC to tailor the ICIS technology to include radiation shielding. Huizenga emphasized that Hong Kong’s compliance would make it a world leader and role model in container port security.

13. (U) Participants in the meetings are listed below.

From the USG:

David Huizenga, Assistant Deputy Administrator, DOE/NNSA
Jeff Miller, DOE Energy Attache to Japan
Michael Fink, Megaports Initiative, NNSA/DOE
Daniel Hartnett, Foreign Affairs Specialist, NNSA/DOE
Andrew Grant, Acting Deputy Director, WMD Terrorism Office, Department of State
Todd Hoffman, Director, Interdiction and Security Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
Todd Horton. Chief of Evaluations and Assessments, Container Security Initiative, CBP
Patrick Simmons, CBP Program Manager
Scott Purvis, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Systems Architect
Lauren Zucker, Policy Analyst, DHS
Jacob Aguilar, CBP Officer
Charles Massey, MARSEC Group Partner and DOE Contractor
Thomas Howe, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Attache
Joseph Klaus, CSI Team Leader Political Officer Dusty Clayton


From the Container Terminal Operators (on the afternoon of May 29):

Kenneth Tse, Director and General Manager, Yantian International Container Terminals (a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group)
Jessie Chung, General Manager Logistics, Modern Terminals (MTL)
Gary Gilbert, Senior Vice President for the Americas, HPH
Ben Kong, Hong Kong Customer Service Manager, DP World
Alice Ho, Chief Financial Officer, Shekou Container Terminals Ltd
Gloria Lo, CSI Service Development Manager, HPH
Jessica Ng, Commercial Manager,
George Chu, Senior Manager, CSI Service Strategy, HPH
John Kok, General Manager, CSI, HPH
Ken Chou, General Manager Commercial Development, HPH
Paul Ho, Safety and Security Manager, Hong Kong International Terminals (member of HPH)
Lawrence Shum, Company Secretary for Yantian International Container Terminals
Gloria Choy, Operations and Engineering Director, Asia Container Terminals Ltd
Libra Ng, Logistics Manager, MTL
Ivy Yip, Assistant Logistics Manager, MTL


From SAIC (on May 28 for an ICIS tours at HIT and MTL for USG participants):

Terry Gibson, Vice President, Business Development (also attended meeting on afternoon of May 29 with port operators)
Keith Saunders, Business Development Manager
Adrian Stoian, R&D Project Manager


14. (U) This cable has been reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. Cunningham



Jayson Ahern

Decision Sciences Corporation | Advisor
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, DHS | Acting Commissioner (2007 – 2009)
U.S. Customers & Border Protection, DHS | Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations (2003 – 2007)
U.S. Customs Service | Director, Field Operations, Southern California Customs Management Center (2001 – 2002
U.S. Customs Service | Principal Field Manager of Customs Port OperationsLos Angeles, and Miami
The Chertoff Group | Principal & Head of Security Services


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[Senate Hearing 110-1227] | SUBCOMMITTEE ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND MERCHANT MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE, SAFETY, AND SECURITY | COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION | JUN 12, 2008

“I want to thank the Committee for its strong support of CBP. This Committee played a central role in the passage of the Security and Accountability for Every Port (SAFE) Act of 2006, legislation that directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to explore, on a pilot basis, the feasibility and potential benefits of an international scanning program at three foreign ports. I look forward to reporting back to you on our experiences during these pilots and on some of the lessons we have learned.”


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Decision Sciences owns the patent for the technology now used for most WMD detection at ports in the US and around the world.

This technology was invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a publicly funded lab.



Grand Bahama | Freeport welcomes mega container ship |  THE BAHAMAS WEEKLY | FEB 18, 2010

Freeport, Grand Bahama – One of the largest container ships ever made its maiden voyage to the Bahamas on Wednesday when the mega ship MSC Tomoko docked at Freeport Harbour.

The MSC Tomoko, operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co., arrived from a stop in Norfolk, Virginia before continuing on its trek to Asia through the Suez Canal.

Gary Gilbert, CEO of Freeport Harbour Company, Freeport Container Port and Grand Bahama Airport Company described the vessel as being as big as an aircraft carrier, but with a wider hull.  MSC Tomoko docked with 8,800 containers, and, “Augers well for expansion plans for the container port involving the addition of 10 more cranes and six berths – to make 2,000 metres of quay berthing space,” said Gilbert.

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Brian Gallagher

Decision Sciences Corporation | Vice President of Business Development (2013-present)
United States Secret Service | Senior Physical Security Specialist (2004-2013)
Department of Homeland Security| (2004-2013)
Security Advisors International, LLC | Senior-Partner, Security Consultant

FaceFirst – biometric recognition technology (contracted through SAI)
Essex Industries – aerospace & defense, first response, safety & medical markets (2013-present) (contracted through SAI)

American Public University School System | Security Management Industry Advisory Council (2014-present)
Church, LLC | Security Consultant (2009-present)
Adams Burch, Inc. | Sales
National Institute of Health | Contractor- Safety Inspector & Emergency Medical Technician (2000-2003)
ASIS International | Member (2013-present)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce | National Security Task Force (AUG, 2014 – present)



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Experts Renew Warnings on Port Vulnerabilities | May 29, 2013

Stephen Flynn, a retired Coast Guard commander, said he believes that the cargo containers that arrive in the United States each year could be used to deliver nuclear weapons, and that lesser grade contraband is already making its way into the country through porous ports.

“Flynn, who has been one of the loudest voices sounding the alarm on the potential vulnerability of U.S. ports to terrorist attacks, argued that vulnerabilities in ships and seaports have received scant attention in comparison with airplanes since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.”

Jay Cohen, a principal at the Chertoff Group and a former Department of Homeland Security undersecretary, agreed, arguing that cargo containers pose a “very valid threat” for the United States, and an opportunity for international cooperation.



Stephen Flynn | BLOOMBERG PROFILE | RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE

 National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Lead policy advisor on homeland security for the presidential transition team after the election of President Barack Obama



Frances Townsend | WHITEHOUSE | RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE


Decision Sciences | Board of Advisors
The Aspen Institute | Member
The Trilateral Commission | Member
The Council on Foreign Relations | Member


Department of Justice, District of Brooklyn | Counsel to the Attorney General for Intelligence Policy (1985 – 1988) | Mentored by Rudolph Giuliani and FBI Director Louis Freeh.
Department of Justice, Southern District of New York | US Attorney International Organized Crime and White Collar Crime (1988 – 1991)

Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General


International Programs | (1991  1993) to assist in establishing the newly created Office of International Programs, the predecessor to the Executive Office for National Security.
Chief of Staff to the Assistance Attorney General, Criminal Division | (1993  1995) played a critical role in establishing the Division’s international training and rule of law programs.
Director of International Affairs, Criminal Division | (1995 – 1997) | which serves as the U. S. Central Authority for extradition and mutual legal assistance, and works with the Department of State in the negotiation of international law enforcement treaties.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division | (1997  1998) where she oversaw international law enforcement and training matters, and acted as an advisor to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on international law enforcement policy.
Advisor to the Attorney General & Deputy Attorney General for International Law Enforcement Policy | (1997  1998)
Counsel to AG, Office of Intelligence Policy and Review for National Security Policy & Operations | (1998 – 2000) managing matters related to national security policy and operations for the Department of Justice. In this capacity she headed the office of Intelligence Policy and Review, an office that:

provides legal advice and recommendations to the Attorney General and the Department of Justice regarding national security matters, reviews executive orders, directives and procedures relating to the intelligence community, and approves certain intelligence-gathering activities, especially those matters related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.


Executive Office of the President 


Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor For Combating Terrorism | (2003 – 2004)
Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism |
(2004 – 2008)


US Coast Guard |  Assistant Commandant for Intelligence (2000  2003)
Homeland Security Council | Chairman | (2004 – 2008)
Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) | Chairman of Board of Directors

Protiviti Inc. | Advisory Board | (2015 – present)
IrisGuard Incorporated | Advisory Board
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. | Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs
Aquamarine Investment Partners | Senior Counselor
SAP National Security Services, Inc. | Chair
Monument Capital Group, LLC | Operating Advisor
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. | Independent Director
The Western Union Company | Independent Director
SIGA Technologies | Director | (2011 – 2014)
Business Executives for National Security, Inc.  | Director
Bipartisan Policy Center | Director
Baker Botts L.L.P. | Corporate Partner
CNN | National Security Expert Analyst



Donations to the Clinton Foundation from associated companies:

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation      $250,001 – $500,000
The Western Union Company            $10,001 – $25,000
Western Union Foundation    $500,001 – $1,000,000



An Outsider’s Quick Rise To Bush Terror Adviser – Frances Townsend | WASHINGTON POST | AUG 27, 2005

In September of 2001, she worked for the Coast Guard as the intelligence chief. At the time, the Coast Guard was not part of the “intelligence community” and thus was not allowed to share sensitive information.

She helped the Coast Guard get added to intelligence legislation and transformed the agency’s priority from South American drug-smuggling to the vulnerability of America’s ports.

In Spring of 2003, Richard Clarke and General John A Gordon (Bush’s Homeland Security Chief) lobbied for Townsend, and as a result she was hired on to the National Security Council.

“Frances Townsend runs President Bush’s far-flung campaign against terrorism.”

“She obviously has the confidence of the president, and that has a huge impact on her ability to influence the process,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

She is the ‘coordinator, the facilitator, the bridge,’ as FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III put it, between the powerful institutions and clashing egos of a war cabinet.

Among her many mentors, she counts Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, longtime FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and former White House counterterrorism czar Richard A. Clarke.

“Townsend has overseen an intelligence reorganization and is now directing the first White House review of its anti-terrorism campaign since the aftermath of Sept. 11, a process intended to broaden the struggle into a new ‘strategy against violent extremism.”

Until a few months prior to 9/11, she had run the Justice Department’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review that decided which cases merited supersecret intelligence wiretaps, work that took her inside al Qaeda cases, such as the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa.”

Her office would be a focus of controversy after Sept. 11. As the gatekeeper for intelligence wiretap requests, Townsend’s office fought efforts to invoke the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in matters that could result in criminal cases, fearing that prosecutors would use such surveillance to circumvent the more difficult threshold for obtaining a criminal wiretap. In practical terms, the result was what commission reports called “The Wall,” fencing off investigators from potentially useful information about suspects on American soil.

In an example cited by a bipartisan congressional commission, Townsend refused to endorse a secret intelligence wiretap on Los Alamos National Laboratories scientist Wen Ho Lee because the FBI’s interest in the case was “way too criminal.”



Secret Court’s Judges Were Warned About NSA Spy Data | WASHINGTON POST page 1 | WASHINGTON POST page 2 | FEB 9, 2006

FISA court is the secret panel created in 1978 in response to a public outcry over warrantless domestic spying by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI

The FISA court secretly grants warrants for wiretaps, telephone record traces and physical searches to the Justice Department.

Both judges had insisted that no information obtained this way be used to gain warrants from their court, according to government sources, and both had been assured by administration officials it would never happen.

Both presiding judges agreed not to disclose the secret program to the 10 other FISA judges, who routinely handled some of the government’s most highly classified secrets.

The two heads of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court were the only judges in the country briefed by the administration on Bush’s program. The president’s secret order allows the National Security Agency to monitor telephone calls and e-mails between people in the United States and contacts overseas.

Twice in the past four years (2002-2006), a top Justice Department lawyer warned the presiding judge of a secret surveillance court that information overheard in President Bush’s eavesdropping program may have been improperly used to obtain wiretap warrants in the court, according to two sources with knowledge of those events.

Between 1979 and 2004, it approved 18,748 warrants and rejected five.

So early in 2002, they decided that any case in which the government listened to someone’s calls without a warrant, and later developed information to seek a FISA warrant for that same suspect, was to be carefully “tagged” as having involved some NSA information.

Shortly after the warrantless eavesdropping program began, then-NSA Director Michael V. Hayden and Ashcroft made clear in private meetings that the president wanted to detect possible terrorist activity before another attack. They also made clear that, in such a broad hunt for suspicious patterns and activities, the government could never meet the FISA court’s probable-cause requirement, government officials said.



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SECRET COURT SAYS FBI MISLED JUDGES IN 75 CASES | NEW YORK TIMES | AUG 23, 2002

The nation’s secret intelligence court has identified more than 75 cases in which it says it was misled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in documents in which the bureau attempted to justify its need for wiretaps and other electronic surveillance, according to the first of the court’s rulings to be released publicly.

In its opinion, the court rejected a secret request made by the Justice Department this year to allow broader cooperation and evidence-sharing between counterintelligence investigators and criminal prosecutors.

FBI. and the Justice Department tried to defy the will of Congress by allowing intelligence material to be shared freely with criminal investigators.

The standards of evidence required for electronic surveillance are much lower in many intelligence investigations than in criminal investigations, the authors of the law wanted to prevent the dissemination of intelligence information to criminal investigators or prosecutors.

In a number of cases the FBI and the Justice Department had made ”erroneous statements” in eavesdropping applications about ”the separation of the overlapping intelligence and criminal investigators and the unauthorized sharing of FISA information with FBI criminal investigators and assistant U.S. attorneys.

The court said that the FBI and the Justice Department were violating the law by allowing information gathered from intelligence eavesdrops to be used freely in bringing criminal charges, without court review, and that criminal investigators were improperly directing the use of counterintelligence wiretaps.

In one case, it said, the error appeared in a statement issued by the office of Louis J. Freeh, then the FBI director, in which the bureau said that target of an intelligence eavesdropping request ”was not under criminal investigation.”

In March of 2001, the court said, ”the government reported similar misstatements in another series of FISA applications in which there was supposed to be a ‘wall’ between separate intelligence and criminal squads in FBI field offices to screen FISA intercepts, when in fact all of the FBI agents were on the same squad and all of the screening was done by the one supervisor overseeing both investigations.”



Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts | NEW YORK TIMES | DEC 16, 2005

Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.

The previously undisclosed decision to permit some eavesdropping inside the country without court approval was a major shift in American intelligence-gathering practices, particularly for the National Security Agency, whose mission is to spy on communications abroad.

Nearly a dozen current and former officials, who were granted anonymity because of the classified nature of the program, discussed it with reporters for The New York Times because of their concerns about the operation’s legality and oversight.

Administration officials are confident that existing safeguards are sufficient to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.

The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny.

President Bush significantly eased limits on American intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the military.

The NSA breaks codes and maintains listening posts around the world to eavesdrop on foreign governments, diplomats and trade negotiators as well as drug lords and terrorists.

Traditionally, the FBI, not the NSA, seeks such warrants and conducts most domestic eavesdropping. Until the new program began, the N.S.A. typically limited its domestic surveillance to foreign embassies and missions in Washington, New York and other cities, and obtained court orders to do so.

Since 2002, the agency has been conducting some warrantless eavesdropping on people in the United States.



Frances Townsend was in charge of the DOJ’s relationship with FBI intel post-9/11. During this time, the FBI and the Intel Community as a whole underwent a complete transformation. | Intel Takeover



Robert J Raymond

Decision Sciences | Director
Hallwood Petroleum. LLC | Director
Crusader Energy Group Inc. | Chairman
RR Advisors, LLC | President
Knight Energy Management Holding Company, LLC | Co-Manager
Westside Energy Corp | Chairman
RCH Energy Opportunity Fund I, L.P.
RCH Energy MLP GP, L.P.,
RCH Energy MLP FundHawk Energy Fund I, LLC



Lee R Raymond

Decision Sciences | Advisor
Mobil Holdings (U.K.) | President
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) | Senior Advisor & Consultant
Exxon Mobil | President (1987 – 2005), CEO (1999 – 2005)
National Petroleum Council | Chairman
JPMorgan Chase & Co | Director (2001 – )
Mayo Clinic | Emeritus Public Trustee
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research | Vice Chairman
President’s Exports Council | Member
The Business Roundtable | Member
Council on Foreign Relations | Member
Trilateral Commission | Member



Gene W Ray

Decision Sciences | CEO (2014 – ) | Director (2008 – present)
Decision Medical | Board of Managers
Titan Corporation | Co-Founder, Chairman, President & CEO
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) | Executive Vice President
Engility Corporation | Founder, President & CEO
L-3 Communications | Chairman (1999 – 2005)
CaseRev, Inc. | Director
Cayenta, Inc. | Chairman
Global Secure Corporation | Non-Executive Chairman, Chairman of Auditing Committee (2005 – )
GMT Ventures | Managing Director (2005 – present)
Patriot Data Solutions Group | Board of Advisors
Proximetry, Inc. | Advisory Council
RedHorse Corporation | Advisor
AverStar, Inc. | Director
Artel, LLC | Director
Aerospace Corporation
SureBeam Corp



Dwight Johnson

Decision Sciences | President & CEO (2016 – present)
ITS Technologies & Logistics | President & CEO (2010 – 2015)
Comox Consulting | Principal (2010 – 2010)
The Schuck Corporation | Executive Vice President (2008 – 2009) Ramp Management, ConGlobal Industries
The Broe Group | Managing Director (1989 – 2007)
OmniTRAX | President (1987 – 2007)
Cameron Payne & Company | Vice President (1984 – 1987)
Marathon Oil Company | Financial Analyst (1982 – 1984)



Anthony Crego

Decision Sciences | Director of Business Development (2014 – present)
VIP GlobalNet, LLC | Consultant (2012 – present)
Advanced Science and Technology Associates | President & Owner (2012 – present)
Joint Chiefs of Staff | WMD Policy Expert (2009 – 2012)
US Navy | Nuclear Submarine Officer



Elliot Dodge

TRW Companies | Senior Section Manager (1987 – 1997)
Honeywell Aerospace | Senior Manager
Lockheed Martin | Division Manager (1998 – 1999)
IEM | Development Manager (2000 – 2000)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Senior Principal Systems Engineer & Contract Manager (2000 – 2006)
EMCORE Corporation | Senior Program Manager (2006 – 2012)
United Technologies | Program Manager (2013 – 2013)
TASC, Inc. | Customer Executive (2014 – 2014)|
Magellan Aerospace  | Project Manager (2016 – 2016)
Decision Sciences | Technical Management Consultant (2016 – present)



Mike Goll

Decision Sciences | Corporate Controller (2012 – 2012), Vice President, Business Operations (2013 – 2014), Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (2014 – present),
Era (SRA International subsidiary) | Finance Director (2007 – 2012)
Pricewaterhousecoopers | Auditor



Stanton Sloane

Decision Sciences | President & CEO (2011 – 2015)
Decision Medical | Founding Executive
Frequency Electronics, Inc. | Board of Directors (2016 – present)
Comtech Telecommunications | CEO (2015 – 2016)
SRA International, Inc. | President, CEO (2007 – 2011)
Lockheed Martin | Executive Vice President, Integrated Systems & Solutions (2004 – 2007)
General Electric Aerospace | Principal



David Schneeman

Decision Medical | Secretary & Treasurer
Decision Sciences| Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
Dynamic Aviation Group | Chief Financial Officer (2013 – 2016)
The Mills Corp | Chief Accounting Officer (2006 – 2011)
MCI, Inc. | Vice President, Accounting (2003 – 2006)
SRA International | Finance Director & Vice President
UUNET Technologies, Inc. | Professional
Arthur Anderson LLP | Professional



Samantha Surrey  | DECISION MEDICAL

Decision Medical | Board of Managers
DMV Ventures & Private Equity Fund. | Managing Partner & Co-founder
GlaxoSmithKline | Director, World Wide Business Development, R&D, and Mergers and Acquisitions. During her time with GSK, she complete $2.5 billion of transactions in sectors including: medical devices, pharmaceuticals and molecular diagnostics with clients including: MedImmune, FivePrime, Angiochem, Oncomed, Celgene, Harvard Stem Cell, MD Anderson and Genentech.

Bioinformatix | Advisor
Surrey Capital Partners | Founder
Bioscience Managers Limited (London) | Managing Partner
Global Innovation Forum | Ministry of Science & Technology



George R Creel 

Decision Medical | Board of Managers
DMV Ventures & Private Equity Fund | Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Brightpoint Capital | Co-Founder
DTI Capital | Board of Advisors
Colesbury Capital | Managing Partner
Colesbury Capital Markets | Managing Partner
Colesbury Energy Partners | Managing Partner
H.I.G. Capital | Partner & Managing Director
Shapemix LLC | Director
Knock Inc. | Director
New York Society of Security Analysts | Member
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Deutsche Bank |
Executive



 

Pasquale “Pat” D’Amuro

Decision Medical | Board of Managers

Decision Sciences | Board of Advisors

Global Risk & Investigative Diligence, LLC | Chairman, CEO & Board Member

Giuliani Security & Safety LLC | Chairman & CEO (former)

Nine Thirty Capital Management | Managing Director

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Assistant Director in Charge, New York Field Office, Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division, Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism & Counterintelligence

Established Information Sharing Protocols between: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense



Stuart J Rabin

Board of Managers

Decision Medical |

Chairman

Decision Sciences |

President & CEO (2004 – present)

Nine Thirty Capital |

President & CEO (1997 – 2008)

Jacobsen Family Investments |

Morgan Stanley Asset Management |

Bear Stearns & Co |

Attorney

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom |

Attorney

Verner, Liipfert, Bernard, McPherson & Hand

(DLA Piper) |

Board of Directors

924 Global Asset Finance Corporation |

Board of Trustees

New-York Historical Society |

Board of Trustees

National Constitution Center |

Chairman

New York (Columbia) Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council |

Member

Council on Foreign Relations |

Member

Warton Global Family Alliance |

Member

International Council of the Belfer Center |

Member

International Affairs

John F Kennedy School of Government |

Harvard University



Robert J Whalen

Senior Advisor

Decision Medical

President & CEO

Decision Sciences

Executive

Lockheed Martin

Executive

Alcoa

 

Corporate Technical Advisor for Advanced Systems (2006 – )

L-3 Communications Holdings

Senior Vice President

Titan Corporation

Chairman of Advanced Systems Development (2003 – )

Titan Corporation

President & Co-Founder (1982 –

International Systems, LLC

Various Positions (14 years) including:

President of Aerospace Division (1976 – 1982)

Martin Marietta Corporation (Lockheed Martin) 

Chairman of Advanced Systems Development

Engility LLC



Keith Valentine

 

President, CEO & Director (current)

SeaSpine

President & COO (2007 – 2015)

NuVasives, Inc.

President (2004 – 2007)

NuVasives, Inc.

Various Executive Positions (2001 – 2004)

Marketing, Development and Operations

NuVasives, Inc.

Vice President of Marketing

ORATEC Interventions, Inc.

(acquired by Smith & Nephew PLC)

Various Positions including:

Vice President of Marketing, Rods Division

Group Director of BMP Biologics Program

Group Director of Interbody Sales Development Effort

Group Director of International Sales & Marketing

Medtronic Sofamor Danek



Robert A Ingram

Decision Medical | Senior Advisor
Glaxo plc | Executive Vice President of Administrative and Regulatory Affairs (1990 – 1993), Executive Vice President (1993 – 1993), President & COO (1993 – 1994), President & CEO (1994 – 1999), Chairman (1999 – 2003), Glaxo, Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline | Vice Chairman (2003 – 2010)
GlaxoSmithKline | Strategic Advisor to CEO (2010 – present)
Merck & Co., Inc | Vice President of Government Affairs (1985 – 1988), President of Merck Frosst Canada (1988 – 1990)
Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | Vice President of Public Affairs ( ? – 1985)
Elan Corporation plc | Chairman
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International | Lead Director
OSI Pharmaceuticals | Board of Directors
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation | Board of Directors
Allergan | Board of Directors
Lowe’s Companies | Board of Directors
Cree, Inc. | Lead Director
CEO Roundtable on Cancer | Founder
National Institute of Health | National Cancer Advisory Board
Research Triangle Foundation | Chairman
University of Southern California | Advisory Board, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Hatteras Venture Partners | General Partner (2007 – )



Arthur D Collins, Jr.

Senior Advisor

Decision Medical

Chairman (past)

AdvaMed

Senior Executive (1992 – 1994)

Charman & CEO (1994 – 2008)

Medtronic, Inc.

Corporate Vice President (1978 – 1979)

Managing Corporate Planning & Development

Abbott Laboratories

General Management (1979 – 1986)

Diagnostics Division

Abbott Laboratories

Vice President (1986 – 1992)

Diagnostics Division

Abbott Laboratories

Consultant (Chicago)

Booz, Allen & Hamilton

Board of Directors (current)

Alcoa, Inc.

Board of Directors (current)

The Boeing Company

Board of Directors (current)

Cargill, Inc.

Board of Directors (current)

US Bancorp

Managing Partner (current)

Acorn Associates, LLC

 

Senior Advisor (current)

Oak Hill Capital Partners

 

Board Member

President’s Export Council



Peter Lam

Decision Medical | Electro Magnetic Scattering & Algorithm Development
Decision Sciences | Lead Developer
L-3
SAIC
Lockheed Martin |
Senior Staff Project Engineer (2005 – 2013)
McDonnell Douglas
Global Analytics
General Dynamics Missions Systems |
Design & Engineering Project Manager (2016 – present)
EDO RSS (ITT Exelis, now Harris Corp) | Senior Program Manager



Lori Thompson

Decision Medical | President & CEO
CareFusion | Vice President of Global Strategy
Cardinal Health | Vice President of Global Marketing
Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien) | Manager of Respiratory Homecare Unit
Mallinckrodt | Strategic Planning Executive

Marketing Director, Research & Development, Customer Service, and Technical Support | STRYKER??



Allan Wegner

Decision Medical | Chief Technology Officer
Decision Sciences | Chief Technology Officer
Titan Corporation | Executive
Lockheed Martin | Executive
Alcoa | Executive
Boeing | Executive



Paul Bartholomew

Decision Medical | Chief Financial Officer (2012 – present)
Decision Sciences International Corporation | Financial Executive
Monterry Provision Company | Vice President, COO & CFO (2010 – 2011)
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) | Corporate Controller (2006 – 2009)
Relational Investors | Interim CFO (2005 – 2006)
Bell & Howell | Executive Vice President, Director Corporate Credit & Collection, Senior Corporate Auditor (1978 – 1985)
Hamilton Group | Vice President of Finance, Controller (1993 – 2005)
PricewaterhouseCoopers | Auditor (1975 – 1978)



James Hayes

Chief Engineer

Decision Medical |

Software Engineer

Decision Sciences |

Air Force Research Laboratories |

Engineer

Wright Patterson AFB |



Dustin Kruse

Chief Scientist

Decision Medical |

Researcher (NIH funded)

Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation |



Gary Albert

Chief Systems Engineer

Decision Medical |

Principal Systems Engineer

L-3 Communications |

Data Center Manager

Federal Aviation Administration |



David Dobson

Applied Mathematics

Decision Medical

Researcher

National Science Foundation

Researcher

Air Force Office of Scientific Research



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Art Collins currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Alcoa, Inc., The Boeing Company, Cargill, Inc., and US Bancorp. He also serves as a managing partner of Acorn Associates, LLC, and a senior advisor to Oak Hill Capital Partners. After serving 16 years as a senior executive at Medtronic, Inc., 14 of which were as the company’s chairman & CEO or president & COO, Mr. Collins retired in 2008. He started his career at Medtronic in 1992 as executive vice president and president of Medtronic International. Medtronic is the largest medical technology company in the world with annual revenues of about $29 billion. Conducting business in more than 120 countries, Medtronic’s employment currently exceeds 92,000. Mr. Collins joined Medtronic from Abbott Laboratories where he had been corporate vice president with responsibility for Abbott’s worldwide diagnostic business units since 1986. He began his 14-year career with Abbott in 1978 as manager of Corporate Planning and Development, and he moved to the Diagnostics Division a year later where he subsequently held a number of general management positions in the United States and Europe. Before joining Abbott, Mr. Collins served as an officer in the United States Navy. He later joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton as a consultant in Chicago. While a consultant, he conducted major assignments in the areas of business strategy development, marketing, organization planning, financial analysis, and financial systems design. Mr. Collins received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Laws honorary degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the undergraduate faculty. He has served as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School and the Board of Visitors for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Mr. Collins also was the chairman of AdvaMed, the medical technology industry association, and has served on the boards of numerous governmental and civic organizations, including the President’s Export Council.

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Job Titles:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Member of the Executive Team
The design and origins of DSMC’s transformational ultrasound technology originate from extensive research undertaken by Dr. Allan Wegner, DSMC’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Wegner is a noted scientist in both the life sciences and defense electronics industries. He has a successful track record of developing and commercializing novel technology products. As an innovator and technologist, he has conceived, developed, manufactured and fielded advanced sensors (medical imaging, radar, sonar, acoustic and electro-optical), telecommunications equipment, power transmission and distribution systems, air defense and strike missiles, as well as commercial avionics equipment, agricultural, and medical systems. He has held progressive leadership and senior management roles in advanced technology companies such as Titan, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, and Boeing. Dr. Wegner holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California.

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Dr. David Dobson is an applied mathematician with over twenty years of research experience in wave propagation, inverse problems, and scientific computation. His research has focused on both the practical and the theoretical aspects of recovering information about inhomogeneous media from observations of wave propagation data. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, among other agencies. Dr. Dobson received his Ph.D. in 1990 from Rice University. He received the Felix Klein Prize, awarded by the European Mathematical Society, in 2000, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1997-1999. He has held research and academic positions at the University of Minnesota and Texas A&M University, and is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Utah.

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Job Titles:

  • Chief Scientist
  • Member of the Executive Team
Dr. Kruse researches and develops disruptive technologies in the ultrasound imaging and therapy space. An expert in ultrasound and medical imaging, Dr. Kruse serves as Chief Scientist at DSMC developing algorithms, signal processing and image processing for SonicHD. Prior to joining DSMC, Dr. Kruse held a research faculty position at the University of California, Davis where he worked closely with internal and outside agencies to develop and integrate an image-guided, [Read more…] Dr. Kruse researches and develops disruptive technologies in the ultrasound imaging and therapy space. An expert in ultrasound and medical imaging, Dr. Kruse serves as Chief Scientist at DSMC developing algorithms, signal processing and image processing for SonicHD. Prior to joining DSMC, Dr. Kruse held a research faculty position at the University of California, Davis where he worked closely with internal and outside agencies to develop and integrate an image-guided, controlled ultrasound mild-hyperthermia system used to heat small tumor models in vivo. In this work, Dr. Kruse integrated a clinical ultrasound scanner into a user-controlled tissue heating device to release the contents of thermally-sensitive liposomes in small animal tumor models. While at UC Davis, Dr. Kruse developed a new method for high resolution imaging of ultrasound contrast agents. He also made contributions in the area of efficient and rapid calculation of acoustic fields for ultrasound imaging and therapeutic ultrasound using graphical processing units (GPUs). Dr. Kruse was recognized by the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation for his NIH-funded work involving the use of radiofrequency electromagnetic energy in combination with gold nanoparticles for cancer therapy. In his Ph.D. work, Dr. Kruse made significant contributions in the application of high frequency ultrasound for imaging and measuring blood flow in microcirculation. He integrated hardware and developed software to build the first high frequency color flow scanner to study blood flow in vivo and developed new algorithms for extracting blood flow information in challenging environments. Dr. Kruse’s expertise includes: medical imaging, ultrasound imaging, high-frequency ultrasound, ultrasound tissue heating, ultrasound contrast agent imaging, microbubble targeted imaging, microbubble physics, electromagnetic tissue heating, in vivo optical imaging, cancer therapy, drug delivery, thermally-sensitive liposomes, nanoparticles, hyperthermia, mild-hyperthermia, blood velocity estimation, and digital signal processing. Dr. Kruse earned his B.A. degree in Physics from State University of New York at Geneseo, and both his M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has 28 publications, several patents and has been awarded two NIH grants.

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Dr. Peter Lam brings extensive experience in electromagnetic scattering and algorithm development in object detection, identification, and classification to his role at DSMC. Prior to joining the DSMC team, Dr. Lam developed algorithms for object detection and classification in Muon Tomography for Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC). He also developed a robust statistical approach to gamma detection for DSIC. In a successful career spanning thirty years, Dr. Lam has been involved in numerous projects to analyze the electromagnetic scattering of large complex vehicles for the Department of Defense, including sensor control for unmanned air vehicles, target identification using multi-spectral sensors, and radar cross section design and analysis. A leading contributor to missile and stealth vehicle design programs, Dr. Lam’s previous experience includes technical leadership roles at L-3, SAIC, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Global Analytics, and General Dynamics. Dr. Lam received his Ph.D. and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Peter Lam brings extensive experience in electromagnetic scattering and algorithm development in object detection, identification, and classification to his role at DSMC. Prior to joining the DSMC team, Dr. Lam developed algorithms for object detection and classification in Muon Tomography for Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC). He also developed a robust statistical approach to gamma detection for DSIC. In a successful career spanning thirty years, [Read more…]

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Job Titles:

  • Chief Systems Engineer
Gary Albert brings a wealth of experience in electronic systems and test engineering to bear on the challenges of developing next generation medical ultrasound imaging solutions. His broad background in developing leading edge avionic systems, superconducting magnets and military radio systems provides him with the knowledge and experience to meet the needs of imaging ultrasound system design. In his tenure as Principal Systems Engineer at L-3 Communications, he led a multi-disciplined team to design advanced analog/RF and digital systems for government and industry standards. Mr. Albert holds a BSEE from Missouri University of Science and Technology and MBA from San Diego State University.

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Job Titles:

  • Member of the Board
  • Co – Founder / Managing Partner of Decision Medical Ventures
Board Member; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Decision Medical Ventures Mr. Creel is the Co- Founder/Managing Partner of Decision Medical Ventures as well as the Managing Partner of Colesbury Capital. He co-founded Decision Medical Ventures, a New York and California-based life sciences investment firm, with Samantha Surrey. Colesbury Capital was launched in January 2008 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Colesbury® is an alternative investment platform that makes direct public and private company investments through its small cap long/short hedge fund and its middle market private equity investment vehicles. Colesbury also engages in merchant banking activities through its affiliate Colesbury Capital Markets and actively invests in U.S. land-based oil & gas drilling projects through Colesbury Energy Partners. Prior to founding Colesbury, Mr. Creel was a partner and Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, a Miami based private equity firm with over $7B in management, and a co-founder of Brightpoint Capital, H.I.G.’s public securities investment affiliate. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Mr. Creel was a partner with a New York based registered investment advisory firm with over $2B in assets under management. These funds consistently provided superior relative and absolute returns for investors and were among the industry’s highest rated performers. Earlier in his career, Mr. Creel held senior positions in institutional investment banking and brokerage, with the firms of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and Deutsche Bank. Over his twenty-five years in the investment business, he has worked extensively within the information technology, telecommunications, and energy sectors. Mr. Creel has served on numerous corporate boards. He currently serves on the DSMC Board of Managers, and as a director of Shapemix LLC, and Knock Inc. Mr. Creel received his B.A. from Auburn University and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Additionally, he has participated in post-graduate executive programs at both the Columbia and Harvard Business Schools.

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Job Titles:

  • Chief Engineer
  • Member of the Executive Team
  • Expert
James Hayes is an expert in high performance embedded system design and implementation. Recruited to join DSMC from Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), Mr. Hayes serves as the Chief Engineer at DSMC. At DSIC Mr. Hayes developed the embedded firmware and updates for the prototype passive SNM detector, contributed to its physics simulation and analysis systems, and was the lead designer of the next generation MMPDS prototype embedded systems. [Read more…] James Hayes is an expert in high performance embedded system design and implementation. Recruited to join DSMC from Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), Mr. Hayes serves as the Chief Engineer at DSMC. At DSIC Mr. Hayes developed the embedded firmware and updates for the prototype passive SNM detector, contributed to its physics simulation and analysis systems, and was the lead designer of the next generation MMPDS prototype embedded systems. Mr. Hayes has designed architectures for a variety of application specific embedded sensor systems. At the Air Force Research Laboratories, Information Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB (WPAFB) in Dayton, OH he developed embedded applications including advanced RADAR, capture, simulation and processing, UAV video compression and transmission, and high performance FPGA based wavelet image compression. During his time at WPAFB, Mr. Hayes also contributed to multiple conference and symposium papers and presentations. Mr. Hayes has specific experience and knowledge in the application and development of non-linear control systems, signal and image processing, and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) applications. Mr. Hayes earned his Masters in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Dayton and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at the University of Dayton.

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Keith C. Valentine, CEO, President

Job Titles:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director, SeaSpine
Keith C. Valentine serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a director of SeaSpine. Prior to joining SeaSpine, Mr. Valentine served as President and Chief Operating Officer of NuVasive, Inc. from January 2007 to January 2015 and as President from December 2004 to January 2007, prior to which he served in various senior executive roles in Marketing, Development and Operations since joining NuVasive in 2001. Previously, Mr. Valentine served as Vice President of Marketing at ORATEC Interventions, Inc., a medical device company acquired by Smith & Nephew PLC, and spent eight years in various roles with Medtronic Sofamor Danek including, Vice President of Marketing for the Rods Division and Group Director for the BMP Biologics program, the Interbody Sales Development Effort, and International Sales and Marketing. Mr. Valentine received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University.

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Lori Thompson, CEO, President

Job Titles:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Board
  • Member of the Executive Team
  • President
Ms. Thompson brings Decision Sciences a wealth of experience in strategically and successfully launching and leading global medical technology companies. Three decades of front-line global leadership roles in marketing, sales, strategy, business development, product development, and customer service/technical support, combined with expertise in capital, disposable, and software medical products, make her uniquely well qualified to lead Decision Sciences forward. [Read more…] Board Member; Chief Executive Officer – Decision Medical Ms. Thompson brings a wealth of experience in strategically and successfully launching and leading global medical technology companies. Three decades of front-line global leadership roles in marketing, sales, strategy, business development, product development, and customer service/technical support, combined with expertise in capital, disposable, and software medical products, make her uniquely well qualified to lead Decision Sciences forward. Ms. Thompson’s core expertise lies in developing and executing successful global growth strategies; developing and launching significant new technologies to the healthcare market; building cohesive, high performing teams that successfully grow businesses; and developing strategic partnerships and licensing programs for market value creation. Prior to joining Decision Sciences, Ms. Thompson served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Development for CareFusion’s Infusion business unit, a $1B global business focused on selling capital with associated disposables and data analytics applications. Ms. Thompson developed and launched new software products, which drove 75% of customer decision-making for infusion capital purchases. An astute negotiator, she secured license agreements and statements of work with major hospital IT companies (Cerner, Epic, Siemens) to develop new products and drove a $100M investment with an Israeli firm. As VP of Global Marketing for CareFusion’s Infusion business unit, she led a global team of 50+ marketers located around the world, driving 10 points of market share growth in 2 years. Ms. Thompson held progressively responsible leadership positions at Cardinal Health, Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien) and Mallinckrodt. She drove new product development and improved profitability for a diverse $300M portfolio of critical care and respiratory disposables as Cardinal Health’s VP of Marketing for their respiratory disposable division. She directed marketing, R&D, customer service and technical support for a business unit selling enteral feeding pumps and disposables; and conducted a multi-center clinical trial to reposition innovative enteral feeding tube location technology to take the place of X-ray as a confirmation technology. She led efforts at Tyco Healthcare to increase their Respiratory Homecare business by more than 30% and led all merger, acquisition, divestiture, licensing, and new technology assessment efforts for its $1B global business. Ms. Thompson led Strategic Planning for Mallinckrodt Inc. and led the global strategic planning process for the $1B company across pharmaceutical, critical care, and imaging product portfolios. Ms. Thompson began her career in medical marketing research, working for boutique full-service research firms providing qualitative and quantitative studies and analysis for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical device space. Ms. Thompson holds a BA from Duke University.

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Job Titles:

  • Board Member Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Global Risk & Investigative Diligence, LLC
Pat D’Amuro is the former Chairman and CEO of Giuliani Security & Safety LLC, a division of Giuliani Partners LLC dedicated to security consulting. Previously, Mr. D’Amuro served as the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York FBI Office, where he began his FBI career in 1979. Much of Mr. D’Amuro’s twenty-six year career has been devoted to counterterrorism, in which he is an internationally recognized expert. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. D’Amuro was appointed Inspector in Charge of the FBI’s investigation of those attacks. Subsequently, Mr. D’Amuro served as Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters and, later, Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. In these capacities, he was instrumental in the creation and management of the FBI’s Terrorism Threat Integration Center and Terrorism Watch List. During his distinguished career at the FBI, Mr. D’Amuro contributed to or led several high profile investigations, including the investigations of the 1998 bombings of the American Embassies in East Africa and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, as well as the latter stages of the investigations of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Manila Air plot, and the crash of TWA Flight 800. Mr. D’Amuro has provided advice and briefings to the President of the United States, the U.S. Attorney General, the Director of the FBI, and the National Security Council, among others. Mr. D’Amuro also serves as Chair of Decision Sciences’ Board of Advisors.

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Job Titles:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of the Executive Team
Paul Bartholomew is an operationally oriented CFO with broad experience including Big Four accounting, fortune 500, early stage start-ups and the world’s largest diamond grader. He has a successful track record of strategic planning, raising capital, developing strong relationships with investors and bankers, managing cash runways, budgeting, forecasting, developing solid internal controls and is known as a team builder. Over his career his passion has gravitated to early stage start-up companies. [Read more…] Paul Bartholomew is an operationally oriented CFO with broad experience including Big Four accounting, fortune 500, early stage start-ups and the world’s largest diamond grader. He has a successful track record of strategic planning, raising capital, developing strong relationships with investors and bankers, managing cash runways, budgeting, forecasting, developing solid internal controls and is known as a team builder. Over his career his passion has gravitated to early stage start-up companies. For over a decade he was a member of the executive management team of an acquisition start-up which grew to a substantial company and was successfully sold. Prior to joining the DSMC team, Mr. Bartholomew was a financial executive for Decision Sciences International Corporation. He was selected to be DSMC’s financial executive at the Company’s inception and was their first employee. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has held progressive leadership and senior management roles at leading companies such as Bell & Howell, Hamilton Group and Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Mr. Bartholomew holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Illinois State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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Job Titles:

  • General Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners
  • Member of the Boards for the James B. Hunt
  • the Firm of Hatteras Venture Partners As a General Partner
Mr. Ingram joined the firm of Hatteras Venture Partners as a General Partner on January 24, 2007. Hatteras Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage life science companies in the southeast United States. Mr. Ingram began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a professional sales representative and rose through a series of roles with increasing responsibility to ultimately become CEO/Chairman of GlaxoWellcome. He co-led the merger and integration that formed GlaxoSmithKline, the world’s second largest pharmaceutical company. Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60, he was asked by the Board to serve as Vice Chairman Pharmaceuticals, GSK, which he did until January 1, 2010, at which time he became Strategic Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline plc. He serves as Chairman of Elan Corporation plc. and as Lead Director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Cree, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Ingram was asked by former US President George H.W. Bush to form and chair the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. He is a member of numerous other civic and professional organizations. In January 2004, Bob was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award for International Service. On July 27, 2006, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Advisory Board. Mr. Ingram is a member of the Boards for the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Research Triangle Institute and Chairman, GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. He serves as Chairman of Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina and is on the Advisory Board, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California. Mr. Ingram graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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For over 50 years Mr. Whalen has successfully managed high-technology businesses that have profitably produced products and systems that were transformative in their markets. He has held senior executive management positions in advanced technology corporations such as Titan, Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, and Alcoa. In addition, he has started and sold two successful technology-based companies. His proven experience and knowledge in the core sciences combined with the practical experience of taking technologies from the lab to the field is unsurpassed. Some of the major programs in missile development and production led by Mr. Whalen include: Titan III, the largest space booster employed by the Department of Defense Pershing II, the nuclear missile deployed in Europe which caused the Soviets to remove the SS20 missile (done in exchange for removing the Pershing II missile). Many have observed that this was instrumental in bringing down the Berlin Wall. Patriot Missile, employed in Desert Storm as the “scud-buster” Hellfire Missile, most recently deployed on Predator Drones to attack key Al-Qaeda leaders Additional missile programs include: Copperhead, MEADS, and ADATS In the Day/Night fire control area, programs led by Mr. Whalen include: LANTIRN, pods deployed on F15, F16 which have been shown on national television for Mid-East conflicts TADS/PNVS, night vision systems for Apache helicopters

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Job Titles:

  • Member of the Board
Board Member; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Decision Medical Ventures Ms. Surrey’s experience includes working for a large pharmaceutical company in World Wide Business Development, R&D, and Mergers and Acquisitions. She has managed and closed investments in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics areas. Ms. Surrey has 12 years of experience working in the life sciences/pharmaceutical industry in the areas of Private Equity Venture Capital, as well as business development for a major pharmaceutical company. She was responsible for managing a portfolio of investments and negotiating global deals in licensing, collaborations, and acquisitions with other pharmaceutical and biotech companies, fund of fund investments, and financial valuations. Ms. Surrey previously worked at a venture capital private equity fund in London, focusing on life sciences in areas of biotechnology, medical devices, therapeutics, and nanotechnology. She also held positions at the Cabinet Office in the Ministry of Science and Technology working on the Global Innovation Forum. Ms. Surrey graduated summa cum laude with an M.S. Eng. and a M.B. in biomedical engineering and biotechnology, respectively, from University of Pennsylvania, with a joint published thesis from the Library of Congress in robotic surgery with the Engineering School at Oxford University. Samantha holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Cornell University. She has a published paper that was presented at the Engineering and Medicine Society Conference in France with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA, as well a published thesis on Artificial Muscles and the Applications to Robotic Surgery. She holds numerous publications as well as a patent in 3-D protein modeling sold to Microsoft for genomics. She has an Executive Finance Degree from Wharton and completed the Private Equity Venture Capital Program at Harvard Business School. She was nominated for the ” Rising Star” award in Science, Women, and Engineering in 2010.

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Stuart J. Rabin, CEO, President

Job Titles:

  • CEO
  • President
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Decision Sciences International Corporation
  • Chairman of the Board of Managers
  • Member of the Board of Directors of 924 Global Asset Finance Corporation
Chairman of the Board of Managers (Nonexecutive)- Decision Medical; Chairman of the Board of Directors – Decision Sciences International Corporation; President and CEO – Nine Thirty Capital Stuart J. Rabin is the President and CEO as well as the Chief Investment Officer of Nine Thirty Capital, a diversified investment firm that he launched in 2004. Based in New York, Nine Thirty Capital is a flexible platform that invests in private companies as well as public securities and actively manages customized investment portfolios for prominent families and institutional clients from around the world. From 1997 through 2008, Mr. Rabin was the President and CEO of JFI, a diversified family investment company that he co-founded. At JFI he constructed and actively managed a series of sizeable bespoke portfolios that included numerous hedge funds, an internal equity trading vehicle, direct private company investments and real estate partnerships. Previously, Mr. Rabin was employed by a New York based hedge fund, by Morgan Stanley Asset Management and by Bear Stearns & Co. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rabin practiced law with the New York firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and with the Washington, D.C. firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernard, McPherson & Hand (now DLA Piper). Mr. Rabin is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Decision Sciences International Corporation (www.DecisionSciencesCorp.com), an advanced technology company focused on the critical mission of preventing nuclear terrorism and proliferation. Decision Sciences’ revolutionary and disruptive technology – originally developed in close cooperation with the renowned Los Alamos National Laboratory – can dramatically improve the safety and security of the global community, help to save millions of lives and prevent the economic and psychological devastation likely to result from even a single act of radiological or nuclear terrorism. Mr. Rabin is also a member of the Board of Directors of 924 Global Asset Finance Corporation and Decision Sciences Medical Company, an affiliate of Decision Sciences focused on bringing to market an advanced medical ultrasound technology for the early, non-invasive detection of cancer and other serious medical conditions. Nine Thirty Capital’s significant commitment to, and Mr. Rabin’s active involvement in, the business of Decision Sciences is illustrative of his belief that a flexible investment platform can be a model of progressive capitalism. Focusing on “doing good and doing well” can advance societal goals while simultaneously rewarding all stakeholders. Mr. Rabin devotes substantial time and attention to charitable and civic causes including nonprofit organizations involved in education, promoting active citizenship and illuminating Constitutional ideals, healthcare and international affairs. Mr. Rabin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New-York Historical Society, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and is Chairman of the New York (Columbia) Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the Council’s Neurosciences Committee. Mr. Rabin is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Wharton Global Family Alliance of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Rabin graduated with honors from Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.