The Virginia Governor, Timothy Kaine, visited the SPC headquarters on April the 24th in order to meet with SPC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ronald L. Easley, TriData division President Philip Schaenman, Director of TriData's Center for Public Protection Hollis Stambaugh and the SPC CEO's Senior Advisor Charles L. Cragin in order to discuss their involvement in the investigation.
SPC is a corporation that conducts research and produces electronics and computer software for the US Department of Defence and other federal government agencies in the support of "National Security".
SPC/TriData has performed studies and analyses for federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, FEMA and USFA.
The SPC is largely interested in Arms Control, Ballistic Missile Defence, Homeland Security, Continuity of Government, Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare and Radar Cross Section analysis. Surely it should be considered suspicious that a corporation concerned with the production of biological weapons should be interested in the comparatively small events of April the 16th on the campus of Virginia Tech.
The SPC is also closely associated with FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency), having frequently preformed studies and analyses for them. FEMA is responsible for the maintenance of numerous Internment Camps located across the United States. One breathtaking video gives a walk through of one of these camps, located in Beech Grove, Indiana.
As the SPC openly profits from the creation of lethal biological weapons it isn't difficult to imagine that they would also involve themselves with a government cover-up. Such an amoral organisation can only stifle the truthfulness of this investigation, in my view.
The Washington Post had this to say about the SPC's involvement in the investigation:
An Arlington County consulting firm that evaluated the emergency response to the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and other public safety crises has been hired by state officials to assist the panel that will investigate the Virginia Tech massacre.
TriData Corp. will provide staff and research support to the eight-member panel named last week by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D). Kaine, in Northern Virginia yesterday for a community meeting with the South Korean ambassador, met privately with Philip S. Schaenman, TriData’s president. Schaenman said the contract terms are being worked out.
A division of defense contractor System Planning Corp. TriData is best known for studying fire safety issues. But it also conducted a study for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on police and emergency medical response to the shootings at Columbine, in which two students killed 15, including themselves, at the Colorado school. The report pointed out problems with communications and management of the disaster scene.
The firm was retained by Virginia officials to review the chaotic response to a false positive anthrax test at the Pentagon’s remote mail facility and a similar alarm at Defense Department sites in Fairfax County in March 2005.
Again the firm concluded that poor communication and unclear chains of command hampered coordination between federal officials and local jurisdictions. Schaenman told a congressional committee that the response was “the homeland security version of the fog of war.” - Washington Post
Naturally they would make such a conclusion, being closely involved with the federal forces that failed to act on the day of the massacre.
With corporate and federal organisations becoming more intricately involved with the investigation of the Virginia Tech Massacre we can only question their eventual conclusions. Not only on the grounds of a likely conspiracy but also on the ground that these organisations would benefit from the covering-up of federal incompetence or deliberate inaction.
Whether or not you are convinced of the governments involvement in the Virginia Tech Massacre the SPC's investigation can only be seen as biased and harmful.