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  • ACS Enterprise Solutions
  • ...
  • Business Records Corporation (former owner of the election business sold to ES&S)
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Board of directors


9/11 hijackers

California kickbacks

Political connections

CIA connections

S&L thefts

Main article: Savings and loan crisis

Voting system vendors

Corporate connections

  • Dallas business community
    • ES&S - ACS controlled a 20% stake following its acquisition of Business Records Corporation
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  • Command Central - founded by Sue Wahl Storbeck, a former ACS Enterprise Solutions employee fired for refusing to take an ethics exam


External links

  • Government Executive, "Intelligence Inc." by Shane Harris, 2005/05/15: "For example, in November 2003, Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp. acquired a government contracts division of Affiliated Computer Services Inc., a smaller firm, headquartered in Dallas, with deep connections to the intelligence agencies."
  • "Alex Constantine", "Comair Crash: Fenton Dawson, ACS, CIA Torture Scandal, Corporate Looting, the NSA, etc. ...", 2006/09/23
  • Alex Constantine, "The Lexington Comair Crash, Part One: The Hand on the Datastream", 2006/10/25
  • SEC list of ACS subsidiaries (from 2007) - includes ACS BRC Holdings, Inc.
  • p.51-?? of Jackals: The Stench of Fascism by Alex Constantine (2016)
  • Business Records Corporation (former Election Systems & Software owner) involvement
  • Sacramento News and Review, "Red light, green cash" by Gary Webb, 2004/11/25 - Gary Webb's ACS story
  • Joseph Martz background - connections to Pennsylvania figures in the backdrop of the Penn State child molestation case and related cases
    • Pennsylvania governor website bio for Joe Martz from 2005: "On July 27, 2005, Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced Joe Martz as his new secretary of the Office of Administration. Secretary Martz, 44, joined the administration after a long career in public service with the City of Philadelphia where he served as the deputy chief operating officer, under then Mayor Rendell, and chief operating officer under Mayor John Street. Most recently, Secretary Martz worked as the senior vice president and managing director of government services at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) in Washington D.C.

      For the prior three years at ACS, a $4 billion Fortune 500 company specializing in diversified business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, Secretary Martz provided strategic direction and daily operation management for a business division with 3,000 employees and annual revenue of nearly $500 million.

      He is a native Philadelphian who served as deputy commissioner of Public Property and first deputy managing director under then Mayor Rendell before being named managing director in 2000. As managing director and chief operating officer, Secretary Martz oversaw a $2.75 billion annual operating budget, 20,000 employees and 10 operating departments.

      Secretary Martz served on boards of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, the Fund for Philadelphia, and the Hero Scholarship Fund among other important boards in southeast Pennsylvania.

      Secretary Martz earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University. He was raised and educated in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Kathryn."
    • Merakey bio for CEO Joseph S. Martz: "Joe Martz has nearly three decades of executive experience leading complex public and private sector organizations. His career includes senior management positions with the Board of Directors of City Trusts, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), and the City of Philadelphia. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Merakey.

      Joe previously served as Executive Director and Board Secretary of the Board of Directors of City Trusts where he managed a $650 million investment portfolio that benefitted 118 Testamentary Trusts bequeathed to the City of Philadelphia. Prior to joining City Trusts, Joe was Secretary of Administration in the cabinet of Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell where he instituted over $100 million in cost reduction, labor savings, and productivity initiatives. Prior to joining the Rendell Administration, Mr. Martz served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Government Solutions Division at ACS beginning in 2001.

      Mr. Martz’s long-standing commitment to public service began in 1992 with his appointment as the City of Philadelphia’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Property. Mr. Martz later served as First Deputy Managing Director where he negotiated municipal landfill agreements and restructured sanitation collection routes in order to save the City over $80 million. He also managed the design and roll out of the Police Department’s first mobile data communication system which enables patrol officers to electronically review drivers license and vehicle ownership information as well as criminal history records.

      Mr. Martz’s career with the City of Philadelphia culminated in 2000 with his appointment as Managing Director. As the City’s Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for managing thirteen operating departments and a 20,000 person municipal workforce with an annual operating budget of $2.75 billion.

      A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Mr. Martz serves on the boards of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and the Mother of Mercy House. He has previously served on several other boards including the Community College of Philadelphia, the Police Athletic League, the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Hero Scholarship Fund. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and has received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University."
    • Merakey background
      • Ted Dallas background
        • Merakey bio for president and COO Ted Dallas: "Prior to serving as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Merakey, Ted Dallas served as the Secretary of the Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania and as a Senior Advisor to Governor Wolf. During his tenure, Secretary Dallas implemented significant reforms to help vulnerable populations including a full Medicaid expansion that provided healthcare to approximately 715,000 Pennsylvanians who were previously uninsured.

          Previously, Ted served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Under his leadership, the Department set state records for moving individuals from welfare to work, for collecting the highest amounts of child support in the state’s history and serving children in the foster care system in a family setting.

          Ted also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Martin O’Malley in Maryland, the Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and First Deputy Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia. He also worked in the private sector for a Fortune 500 company.

          Ted has also received awards from Casey Family Programs for his contributions to the child welfare field, SEIU for implementing the Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania, and MANNA for his work helping individuals access healthy food as part of their medical treatment."
      • Probable murder of Cheryl Yewdall at Merakey Woodhaven in 2022