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Blackwater Worldwide has changed its name to Xe Services.
Subsequently Xe Services was acquired by USTC Holdings LLC.
Wired.com ran a piece titled “Despite Denials, Blackwater Still Working For U.S.
The Xe Services website: (www.xecompany.com/AboutUs.html) redirects to:
U.S. Training Center.
On it’s website, under the heading of Xe - Careers, it states: “U.S. Training Center is famous for our ability to deliver hard hitting, effective training experiences for military, security and law enforcement professionals as well as civilians“.
Don’t you feel more secure knowing your local police or neighbors may have attended training courses like these?
Wendy Wysong, a partner at Clifford Chance, LLP oversees the export compliance program at Xe Services acting as Special Compliance Officer.
The Chertoff Group in collaboration with the Avascent Group performed due diligence on USTC Holdings’ behalf.
According to an article on The Chertoff Group by Public Intelligence It’s leadership team “includes former high level employees of the DHS, CIA, NSA, and FEMA.” General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, has clients which manufacture body-scanning equipment, and advocates for their use by the TSA.
This is confirmed in The Chertoff Group’s press releases. They list the Chertoff Group’s advisory team for the USTC Holdings acquisition of Xe Services as including “Michael Chertoff, Co-founder and Managing Principal at The Chertoff Group; General Michael Hayden, Principal at The Chertoff Group and former Director of the CIA and NSA; Charles Allen, Principal at The Chertoff Group with more than 40 years of service at the CIA; Nat Fogg, Managing Director at The Chertoff Group; Gary Shiffman, Managing Director at The Chertoff Group; and Joseph Bernabucci, Senior Associate at The Chertoff Group, among others.”.
The releases state that Xe Services (formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide) has provided training to more than 50,000 U.S. Government Personnel.
This video is more pertinent now than ever:
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