This is one hell of a story. One week after President Obama announced his new CIO of the United States, the FBI raided the very office where Kundra just held the position of CTO and arrested Kundra's former CSO and another former employee, for massive fraud and bribes.
Arrested this morning was Yusuf Acar, who currently is the District of Columbia's acting chief security officer; police said they found $70,000 in cash in his Washington home. Acar's annual salary is $127,468, according to court documents.
The second suspect arraigned on bribery charges is Sushil Bansal, CEO and founder of Advanced Integrated Technologies Corp. (AITC), a Washington-based outsourcing vendor that has won a number of contracts from the district's IT department.
This is where Vivek Kundra was CEO just one week ago. Bansal is on a H-1B guest worker Visa, previously worked also for D.C. city government and magically started his own company for which he is now indicted for fraud and bribery by the FBI.
Now there are multiple questions.
How can someone on a temporary non-immigrant H-1B Visa start a company in the United States in government and in security?
Secondly, how can the Obama administration put someone in a CIO position with these kind of connections and seemingly is promoting offshore outsourcing?
How in God's name can the government even promote the offshore outsourcing of government jobs? How can the government not realize the security issues in using offshore outsourcing?
How many other government contracts, I.T. security issues do we have these kind of offshore outsourcing agenda, bribes, hand rubbing and so on?
This is not the direction you want to take a ever more critical security area, never mind the fraud, bribery and abuses.
Now even more unbelievable, Bansal was named entrepreneur of the year by the Association of Indians in America.
Ok, the entrepreneur of the year is somehow on a non-immigrant Visa yet seemingly self-sponsoring and forming a company which was pure fraud and bribery all the while offshore outsourcing American jobs.
The relationships of these people being former, close employees of Vivek Kundra at minimum shows incredibly bad judgment. It's hard to imagine one not being aware this was going on under their nose...
What was Kundra doing in the first place using a H-1B for a government job? There are numerous Americans out of work who have all of these skills and yes, they too can incorporate themselves and manage a firm...and they can do it even without fraud, bribery and abuse!
So, considering those facts, who knows what the FBI will discover, I'm just glad they are looking.
This is government, security issues and that assuredly should require U.S. citizenship so why was anyone on a temporary Visa even allowed to apply or provide any services in the first place?
More to come on the details but at minimum putting someone so close to offshore outsourcing and H-1B Visas as the top CIO sends a horrific message to all U.S. workers.
It's supposed to be our government....right?
This Washington City Paper pulled out some of the FBI document details.
Revolutionize procurement? Maybe not exactly the way you think!
Update: Networked World discovered Yusuf Acar isn't even qualified for the job he held and Sushil Bansal is magically a Cisco preferred vendor!
I hope all continue to dig and investigate for obviously these tentacles of corruption are way beyond the D.C. city government I.T. department!