But the city discovered that the status of the builds had been misrepresented. Build 4A was nowhere near completion. This "contrasted drastically" with what had been represented to the City. It's been a year and a half since then and SAIC is yet to complete the Release 1A test: and of course OPA and FISA have yet to be implemented. In fact the date for their implementation has been delayed three times, totaling 11 months.
Specifically, how many offices did SAIC have in NYC?
Specifically, how many offices of SAIC where empty in NYC/VA on the morning of 9/11?
Specifically, who where the engineers on the SAIC team for Build 1-4A in the summer of 2001?
Specifically, how many SAIC engineers did the team comprise of?
Specifically, what where their backgrounds, and skills-sets?
Specifically, what was the specific geolocation address of the City-Time project?
Specifically, was there more than one geoloacation of the City-Time project?
Specifically, how close to the World Trade Center Complex was the City-Time project in the summer of 2001?
Specifically, was the SAIC City-Time team doing work in any of the World Trade Center buildings in the summer of 2001?
In June 2001 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) paid SAIC $122 million to create a Virtual Case File (VCF) software system to speed up the sharing of information among agents. But the FBI abandoned VCF when it failed to function adequately. Robert Mueller, FBI Director, testified to a congressional committee, "When SAIC delivered the first product in December 2003 we immediately identified a number of deficiencies – 17 at the outset. That soon cascaded to 50 or more and ultimately to 400 problems with that software ... We were indeed disappointed."
SAIC executive vice president Arnold L. Punaro claimed that the company had "fully conformed to the contract we have and gave the taxpayers real value for their money." He blamed the FBI for the initial problems, saying the agency had a parade of program managers and demanded too many design changes. During 15 months that SAIC worked on the program, 19 different government managers were involved and 36 contract modifications were ordered, he said.
Coincidentally, the story of Special Forces expert John Blitch and " 'Ground Zero' " began on the first day of his employment with SAIC: September 11, 2001. According to Wired magazine, on 9/11/01 John Blitch happened to be leaving his position as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army's Special Forces to direct the Center for Intelligent Robotics and Unmanned Systems at the Science Applications International Corporation facility in Colorado. John Blitch had been charged by the U.S. Army's Special Forces with heading the Defense Department's Tactical Mobile Robots Program within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, over the preceding three years.
According to Kevin Ryan, John Blitch had also been in his U.S. Army career chief of unmanned systems at the U.S. Special Operations Command (US SOCOM), a Command which conducts ' "covert and clandestine missions" ', and John Blitch had also won an award for his 'ground-breaking research in robot assisted search and rescue conducted during the Oklahoma City Bombing response.' According the Association for Computing Machinery, John Blitch used his Oklahoma City research to 'develop many of the robot platforms that were eventually used at the WTC.'