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Michael DeKort was a Lockheed Martin project manager who posted a whistleblowing video on Youtube.com after he objected to what he felt were failure to meet contractual requirements of C4I systems onboard United States Coast Guard’s 123 Coast Guard Cutter, manufactured for the Deepwater program. Before speaking publically through his YouTube video, DeKort brought these issues to the attention of immediate management and then to higher up executives, including the CEO of Lockheed Martin and the Board of Directors. After his pressing concerns were continually ignored for two years, he was discharged from Lockheed Martin and as a result, DeKort went public with his YouTube account in 2006. DeKort’s video gained a wide amount of exposure and it eventually led to a congressional hearing on the entire Deepwater project. As a result, the boats were taken out of service, engineer changes were made, and a settlement was reached regarding the electronic issues. The U.S. Coast Guard took over the program and the DOJ is aggressively pursuing the contractors responsible for the buckled hulls. In 2008, DeKort received the Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest.

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Dubbed Cruise Anywhere, the service was launched by GM subsidiary Cruise Automation and it allows the company's employees to get a ride in San Francisco. The service is currently in beta testing but the results have been extremely positive as some employees are now using the service as their primary ...

Michael DeKort. logged in via Facebook. Lockheed Engineer - Autonomous Levels 4 and 5 will never be reached without Simulation vs Public Shadow Driving for AI. Public Shadow Driving is Dangerous. Thousands of accidents, injuries and casualties will occur when these companies move from benign ...
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Tesla Model S early adopter and one of the first Tesla-focused YouTubers, KmanAuto, is back with another death-defying Autopilot versus human test. This time pitting his Model S against friend and serial test dummy Mike Anthony who rides a bike directly into the path of the moving two-ton electric sedan.
Michael DeKort said 06/19/17 20:51pm. Privileged Account Security – The Giant Dirty Secret in most organizations cybersecurity. Why isn't it being addressed? Lack of Courage. The overwhelming majority of companies and government organizations are avoiding the most critical cyber-security practice of ...
Waymo is inviting hundreds of people to test the self-driving Fiat Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. On Tuesday, the Alphabet project, which was spun off from Google, also announced that it will add 500 more self-driving minivans in the fleet, which would be six times the current number. However, there was ...
Soon, though, the lead engineer, Michael DeKort, discovered that there were environmental concerns with much of the ship's equipment, including radios that were not waterproof and hulls that buckled on the high seas. He tried to persuade his superiors to address the problems, but they weren't interested.
Former Deepwater engineer-turned-whistle-blower Michael DeKort has settled his False Claims Act lawsuit against Lockheed Martin Corp. for an unspecified sum of money, DeKort and Lockheed Martin announced today. However, DeKort said he is continuing to pursue the lawsuit against the other ...
Two years ago ex-Lockheed Martin engineer Michael DeKort, in a bout of frustration, posted a video on Youtube accusing his former employer of cutting corners on the electronics suites for 123-foot patrol boats for the Coast Guard — allegations that have since been proved by leaked Coast Guard ...


 

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