NCS Pearson Inc.
- Homepage: http://www.pearsonncs.com/
May 2005: "For Pearson NCS, data excellence has been our driving force for over 40 years. Our proven automated business and education solutions include OMR scanners (optical mark read), imaging, OMR scan forms, test scoring machines, as well as a full complement of professional and outsourcing services. With over 50,000 customers, we can safely say that we are the industry leaders in data collection....In 1962, National Computer Systems, Inc. was incorporated and became known as NCS. With the acquisition by Pearson Education in 2000, the name was officially and legally changed to NCS Pearson, Inc. Our business name in the markets we serve continues to be Pearson NCS."http://www.pearsonncs.com/wedo/index.htm
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Pearson Organization Oct 21, 2005
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 27, 2006 Homeland Security Contracts Abused: Report Finds Extensive Waste
QUOTE: The multibillion-dollar surge in federal contracting to bolster the nation's domestic defenses in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been marred by extensive waste and misspent funds, according to a new bipartisan congressional report.
Washington Post Oct 09, 2005 Government Can't Explain Increase in 2002 TSA Contract: Homeland Security Office Says It Lacks Documentation on $343 Million Change
QUOTE: The modification to the contract involved switching the interview sites for tens of thousands of airline passenger screener jobs ... The change added hundreds of millions of dollars to a contract that increased from $104 million to $741 million in nine months.
Washington Post Jun 30, 2005 The High Cost of a Rush to Security: TSA Lost Control of Over $300 Million Spent by Contractor to Hire Airport Screeners After 9/11
QUOTE: While government officials in the past have hinted at problems with the contract...the extent of the questionable spending has never been disclosed. Only a few details have emerged in brief congressional testimony and scattered news reports. Government officials have repeatedly denied media requests for access to the audit, which was completed last year and labeled "For Official Use Only."
Washington Post May 22, 2005 Contracting Rush For Security Led To Waste, Abuse
QUOTE: Billions of dollars were spent to protect Americans with improved passenger screening, bomb-detection machines at airports, radiation monitors at ports and computer networks to identify suspected terrorists at the borders.... But the government's internal audits have repeatedly questioned the cost and effectiveness of the equipment and security systems bought from corporations that received a torrent of money under loosened regulations, limited oversight and tight congressional deadlines.
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