$500 MILLION BREACH CLEARED – Tuesday February 5 2013

– The Australian Federal Police has confirmed that it will not investigate defence contractor BAE Systems for a Defence Department security breach.

The company pulled out of a $500 million communications contract last year after it was revealed two employees leaked sensitive information from the Australian Defence Department’s computer system.

The employees passed on details to colleagues that gave them an unfair advantage in the tender for a contract that could have led to 20 years’ work for BAE Systems.

AFP spokesman Darin Ferguson said: “The AFP can confirm it has not received a referral in relation to this matter.”

The AFP’s decision comes as serious allegations have been levelled at a former BAE Systems boss.

British authorities are investigating allegations the man accepted two flats in London’s ritzy Mayfair district, valued at $9 million, from people linked to the Saudi royal family. The former boss allegedly received the flats as a kickback for organising bribes that were paid to the Saudi royal family in exchange for millions in defence contracts, London’s Sunday Times reported at the weekend.

The Australian Defence Department was forced to re-tender its communications system contract after BAE Systems pulled out last year over the security failure.

The lucrative contract requires a company to be able to provide communications systems for soldiers in battle, particularly in rugged conditions such as those Australian forces are currently encountering in Afghanistan.

BAE Systems spokesman Simon Latimer said the allegations about the former BAE boss went back 25 years and had been fully investigated in the past – Stephen Drill

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About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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