Democracy NOW FYI my blog reported on the Deb does the White House before Juan's exclusive.
My exclusives remain untouched on Denault suing SAIC winning they have to pay ALL his legal bills -- Denault didn't sign contracts according to annonymous source and guess which Deb did????
"In their rush to build a controversial mass surveillance system, Oakland city officials appear to have allowed employees of the project's prime contractor to perjure themselves by claiming that the company was in compliance with the city's Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Ordinance. The ordinance, enacted by Oakland voters and the city council in the late 1980s, prohibits the city from doing business with private contractors that have ties to nuclear weapons. Public records show that the contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), had been involved heavily over the years in nuclear weapons-related work.
Internal city emails obtained by the Oakland Privacy Working Group, a coalition opposed to the surveillance center, show that SAIC officials were concerned about Oakland's nuclear-free-zone law early this year, and that they pressured the city to waive compliance with the ordinance before signing a final contract in March. City staffers, however, ruled out obtaining a waiver due to time constraints, and also because it would require approval by the full city council, making the contract subject to a public hearing. SAIC officials then signed a city document under penalty of perjury stating that the company was not involved in nuclear weapons-related work — when, in fact, it was.
Oakland officials do not appear to have specifically asked SAIC why it wanted the nuclear-free-zone waiver. Instead, staff in the city's contracts and compliance office, the office of information technology, the fire department, and lawyers from the city attorney's office allowed SAIC to sign Schedule P, Oakland's "Nuclear Free Disclosure Form.""