Investigating KBR’s FEMA camp “National Quick Response Team”
By End the Lie
On November 16th, 2011, KBR, Inc. (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) sent out a document to various entities regarding the establishment of a National Quick Response Team for their current contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as well as for “anticipated future contracts.”
The nature of this quick response team is highly unusual given that it is built around a 72 hour period for initial setup and 24 hours for incremental services, meaning that the contractors would have to set up equipment within 72 hours and be operational within 24.
The date of this call for contracts is quite noteworthy given that it is the day after S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act Fiscal Year 2012, was introduced.
In fact, it was likely drafted the exact same day (November 15th) as S.1867 was introduced given the fact that an email was sent out by a Kentucky state employee at 10:44 AM on the 16th.
After the Senate passed S.1867, which allows for the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or trial, the plans outlined in this project overview are quite suspicious, to say the least.
This project is also worrisome because it doesn’t appear to be a one-off or short-term contract. The document states, “Upon completion of evaluation, certain subcontractors may be invited to establish a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with pre-established lease rates and terms and conditions.”
They emphasize the fact that it is a contingency project and that “it should be stressed that lead times will be short with critical requirements due to the nature of emergency responses.”
The document also highlights the need for subcontractors to “be flexible and able to handle multiple, shifting priorities in an emergency environment. Supply lines needed must be short but not necessarily pre-positioned.”
Among the many services listed in the project overview are: catering services, temporary fencing and barricades, hand washing stations, laundry services, medical services, office trailers/administration area, potable water, power generation/fuel delivery/supply and electrical distribution, refuse collection, shower and toilet units, tentage/flooring/electric and HVAC/ECU and waste water removal.
The project overview appears to have been hastily put out, as there are some errors like the last line of the “Waste Water Removal” section which reads, “Subcontractor shall respond within two (1) hour to emergency request.”
Also worth noting is the oddly pixelated KBR logo, which does not match the quality of the rest of the document, although this could be an artifact from the compression when it was uploaded to the web.
After expressing doubt over the authenticity of the document due to the logo, which to me indicated a possible forgery, I was directly contacted by a reader who received the email the day it was released.
This reader sent it to Michael Rivero of What Really Happened and it likely eventually made its way to Jones but the reader is not a state employee and this individual specifically requested to keep the contact info of the state employee private.
InfoWars covered this story and in doing so either willfully or unknowingly published the contact information and name of a state employee, against the wishes of the individual who forwarded the email featured in the article.
In a video (seen below), Alex Jones claimed that he received information from a state employee, which is likely either a mistake on his part or a misrepresentation, as the information was never leaked to begin with and was originally emailed by a non-state employee.
I don’t take pleasure in criticizing others, especially in this field, but his claim that it was an “internal KBR document” which was “not for public eyes” and is “restricted info” is another misunderstanding or misrepresentation.
This was a publicly available document, and there is absolutely no indication anywhere that it was restricted or for official use only.
The notion that a corporation would secretly release an open bid for contracts is somewhat ludicrous in and of itself, especially given that they couldn’t care less if we find out about this seeing as under S.1867 the military would be able to do just about whatever it wants in terms of detaining Americans.
Unfortunately, Jones published the employee’s name and email address in full, regardless of the source’s wishes.
As a small disclaimer, I am not in any way meaning to attack Jones or the work of his writers, I’m simply pointing out facts, just as I did with “Dr.” Nick Begich.
I always encourage people to do their own research, come to their own conclusions and give me feedback on what they find. Most of the information Jones covers in his documentaries and on his radio show and his writers cover on their websites is easily verifiable and documented.
They have actually posted my work and the work of Richard Cottrell a few times in the past and I truly appreciate that and hope that they will continue to get the information I cover out to additional readers.
Hopefully that note will save me from being inundated with hate mail from Jones fans (although I do appreciate the hate mail just as much as the positive mail).
The individual who provided me with the original email and the original PDF told me, “She has nothing to do with releasing this info, I felt it needed to be shared.”
The individual said in the first email, “This email originated with me. I can and will vouch for it’s [sic] authenticity. I will upon request forward you the original email I received. I receive notices from my state’s business development office of federal contracts available for bid.”
Reading the document tickled my investigative bone so I did some digging and found the information of the individual listed as the contact in the PDF, Bob Siefert.
After an exhaustive search I found another PDF entitled “US Army Sustainment Command Logistics Civil Augmentation Program brief to NDIA Small Business Conference 16 Nov 11” released by Tommy Marks, Executive Director of LOGCAP.
It might be worth noting that this document was released on November 16th as well, the same date as the KBR project overview and the email from the state employee. Tommy Marks has a .mil contact address but the document is hosted on the National Defense Industrial Association Tennessee Valley Chapter’s website.
On the final page of this document I found Siefert’s contact information. Both his office and cell phone numbers are listed but he did not answer either phone.
At the time I called he was not answering repeated calls to his office and his cell phone was turned off or refusing incoming calls entirely.
To be sure the contact information was correct, I called the KBR headquarters in Texas and spoke to an operator who manually connected me to Siefert’s office.
Unfortunately, he didn’t pick up then either so I left a message, although I’m not holding my breath for a response. After all, a reverse telephone search and a few key strokes would bring him to End the Lie and I seriously doubt he would respond after seeing who I am and what I do.
Anyone else can feel free to call him. His office number is (281) 721-3191, his cell is (713) 822-8251 and his email (also listed in the project overview PDF) is [email protected]
What has become disturbingly clear is that the infrastructure is in place, the legislation is on its way to becoming law and the American people seem to be content with watching it happen.
We must remember: this isn’t going to be some vacation where Americans are given comfortable room and board for free while sitting around in the sun reading books and playing sports, this is military detention we’re talking about.
Knowing that the Army has a so-called civilian inmate labor program in place already, along with the infrastructure and – if S.1867 is signed into law – the authority to round up and imprison countless Americans to be held without charge or trial for as long as they please.
Under S.1867 they can also simply ship anyone off to any foreign nation or any foreign entity, so even hoping that you might get to stay in the United States in a prison camp might be foolish.
Let’s not forget that the federal government already carries out extrajudicial executions abroad with impunity, so at this point nothing is off the table or out of the realm of possibility.
Our government is totally out of control. There is no way to look at what is going on around us and deny it any longer.
Hopefully the American people will wake from their slumber and rise up to restore our Constitutional Republic that protects our liberties at all costs before it is too late.
Here are the documents linked to in this article in case they are taken down or not available elsewhere:
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