Post by Her Highness on Dec 12, 2015 6:49:44 GMT
A Nigerian, Adebayo Ogunlesi, has acquired the London Gatwick Airport as the new owner.
The Gatwick deal is a £1.455 billion agreement with BAA Airports Limited.
Ogunlesi, 56, is the chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an
independent investment fund based in New York City with worldwide stake in infrastructure
According to the report, Ogunlesi, the son of an 86-year old professor of medicine has
presided over a great number of sweet deals that made him the envy of his peers abroad
even if his forays into the brisk world multi-billion dollars deals are barely talked about in his
GIP will be investing through Ivy Bidco Limited, a limited liability company registered in
England, established for the purpose of making the acquisition.
Bidco will pay cash consideration of £1,455 million for the entire share capital of Gatwick
Airport Limited on a cash-free, debt-free basis.
Ogunlesi says the acquisition of Gatwick is a landmark deal for GIP and adds another quality
asset to his firm's rapidly expanding portfolio.
He said, "we see significant scope to apply both our strong operational focus and our
knowledge of the airports sector to make Gatwick an airport of choice."
He began stacking up his big deals profile when he joined the top-shelf New York law firm,
Cravath, Swain & Moore. It was at the law firm that he jumped at the chance to advise First
Boston (which later acquired Credit Suisse in 1997 to form Credit Suisse First Boston or CSFB)
on a hugely lucrative Nigerian gas project.
The success of that deal landed him his first big pay move to First Boston. For First Boston,
he worked on project finance, brokering deals in which lenders finance assets like oil
refineries and mines and are repaid with revenues generated by those enterprises.
Based in New York City and traveling to emerging markets, he built CSFB's project-finance
business into the world's best, in part by encouraging corporations and governments to tap
public debt markets in addition to commercial lenders.
His teacher while at King's College, Lagos, J. Namme, said that Bayo, as he is fondly called,
loves getting things done. Perhaps, the London Gatwick Airport acquisition best underscores
his desire to get things done and in the big way too. The Gatwick deal illustrates his global
influence in infrastructure assets deals.
Ogunlesi has lived in New York for 20 years and is active in volunteer work. But he also
cultivates his ties to Africa. He informally advises the Nigerian government on privatisation.
And last summer Manute Bol, former NBA center, visited Ogunlesi in his Park Avenue office,
seeking donations for a charitable foundation in former basketball star Manute Bol's
Ogunlesi walked Bol around the hallways, introducing him to junior staff. It was just another
day in the Bayosphere.
Prior to his current role, he was executive vice chairman and chief client officer of Credit
Suisse, based in New York. He previously served as a member of Credit Suisse's Executive
Board and Management Council and chaired the Chairman's Board. Previously, he was the
Global Head of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse. Since joining Credit Suisse in 1983,
Ogunlesi has advised clients on strategic transactions and financings in a broad range of
industries and has worked on transactions in North and South America, the Caribbean,
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Ogunlesi attended the prestigious King's College, Lagos. He is a member of the District of
Columbia Bar Association. He was a lecturer at Harvard Law School and the Yale School.
Ogunlesi, whose father was the first Nigerian-born medical professor, studied philosophy,
politics and economics at Oxford and then earned law and business degrees from Harvard. In
the US, he is known as the Nigerian who clerked for late Supreme Court justice, Thurgood
Marshall, who they say was unable to pronounce his name and quickly dubbed him
Obeedoogee. Colleagues and friends call him Bayo.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 12, 2015 6:53:24 GMT
Olajide & Deji Olatunji Top The Uk's Most Influential Creators On Youtube
The UK's most influential YouTube creators have been named in a top 10 list produced for the BBC. How do self-made stars like these become famous around the world? And are they taking over from traditional celebrities?
Tubular Labs has created a list of the top 10 most influential UK creators for the BBC.
At the very top is Olajide "JJ" Olatunji, who dropped out of college, but has made $4.5m (£2.9m) in the past year, according to a Forbes list of the world's highest-paid YouTube stars.
The 22-year-old, from Watford, has more than 10 million subscribers on his KSI YouTube channel and a "social reach" of 17.4 million when other social media platforms are taken into account.
He is best known for filming himself playing computer games while commentating on them, but he also makes comedy videos and more typical vlogs.
His vlogs include one where he decided to dye his hair blond and another in which he filmed himself for a week to give his viewers a chance to see what he does when he's not posting YouTube videos.
KSI's brother Deji Olatunji, known as ComedyShortsGamer, is in second place on the list.
His videos appear to concentrate more on comedy than gaming, with one of his most popular being a prank where he told his mother he had made a girl pregnant.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 12, 2015 6:54:59 GMT
Nigerian becomes first black VC in American varsity
A United States of America-based Nigerian lecturer, Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida, has become the first black man to be appointed the Provost/Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States of America.
Born in 1949 at Ifon, a town in Ondo State, Adesida, a professor of Electronic Engineering with outstanding works in nanotechnology, was appointed by the search committee of the institution on May 31, this year.
His appointment, according to a statement placed on the website of the institution, took effect from August 15 this year.
Before his appointment, Adesida was the Dean, College of Engineering of the institution.
According to the university’s Vice-President and Chancellor, Dr. Phyllis Wise, Adesida succeeds Linda P.B. Katehi-Tseregounis, who last served the role on a permanent basis.
Senior campus administrators who served in the position on an interim basis after Dr. Katehi-Tseregounis’ departure were Robert Easter and Richard Wheeler.
Adesida, a former Head of Department, Electrical Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State, will oversee the institution’s academic programmes, policies and priorities, which have been designed to ensure the quality of the educational experience for students and to sustain an environment that encourages and supports academic excellence. He was at ABTU between 1985 and 1987.
But now as the chief academic officer of UI, Adesida will work closely with the Chancellor, other vice-chancellors, the deans of academic colleges and other units, academic staff, the Faculty Senate, and various committees in setting overall academic priorities for the university.
The university has a budget of $1.5b with more than $400m in research expenditures. There are 42,000 students and 3,000 faculty members. The university is renowned for its interdisciplinary collaborations, advances in human understanding, community outreach, global partnerships, and life-changing scientific developments.
By his appointment, Adesida, who graduated with a Bachelors of Science, Master’s and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974, 1975 and 1979 respectively, will become one of the highest paid academics in the US.
According to UI’s Vice-President and the Chancellor, Dr. Phyllis Wise, the cerebral don will earn $430,000 per annum, about N67.51m. With this amount, Adesida’s annual salary is $30,000 higher than President Barrack Obama, who earns $400,000 per year.
Commenting on his appointment, Adesida, who is now a naturalised American, was quoted by a news agency as expressing happiness at the university’s gesture.
Adesida said, “I’m honoured and humbled to be selected as vice-chancellor/provost of this great campus (university). This is something I take very seriously. I know how to work very hard and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get the job done.”
According to the website of the university, Adesida is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Vacuum Society, and the Optical Society of America. He is also the past-president of IEEE Electron Devices Society.
His outstanding work in the field of Nanotechnology has received much acclaim in the scientific community. He has developed a body of work in the processing of semiconductors and other materials at the nanometer-scale level.
After his studies, he worked in various capacities at what is now known as the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility and the School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
In June 2005, Adesida became the 13th dean since the inception of the College of Engineering in 1870.
He joined UI as a faculty member in 1988 and he is currently the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Adesida has previously served as the Director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Associate Director for education of the NSF Engineering Research Centre for Compound Semiconductor Microelectronics.
According to the university’s website, Adesida’s research interests include nanofabrication processes and ultra-high-speed optoelectronics.
He also has extensive experience in development of novel processes for wide band gap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride. He has also worked on ultra-high-speed photo detectors and photo receivers in various materials systems.
Adesida has chaired many international conferences, including serving as the Programme and General Chair of the Electronic Materials Conference, 2000-2003. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Vacuum Society and Optical Society of America. He is past-president of IEEE Electron Devices Society, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
According to an appointment notice on the institution’s website, Adesida will also continue as Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, non-tenured, on an academic year service basis, on zero per cent time, with an increment of $5,000, effective August 16, 2012, for a total annual salary of $430,000.
“In addition, Adesida will continue to hold the following appointments on terms which were effective August 16, 2011: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, on indefinite tenure, on an academic year service basis, on zero per cent time, non-salaried; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, non-tenured, on an academic year service basis, on zero per cent time, non-salaried; Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, College of Engineering, non-tenured, on an academic year service basis, on zero per cent time, non-salaried; Research Professor, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, College of Engineering, non-tenured, on an academic year service basis, on zero per cent time, non-salaried; Institute Affiliate, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, office of the VC for Research, non-tenured, on an academic year service basis, on zero per cent time, non-salaried; and Institute Affiliate, Institute of Genomic Biology.”
Post by AgbongboAkala on Dec 12, 2015 11:03:28 GMT
Symbol of possibilities
Another Nigerian makes waves abroad
Naturally, John Boyega’s Nigerian parentage is a source of pride to his Nigerian compatriots. He is also British by reason of his birth in Peckham, London. But that does not erase his Nigerian roots. His celebrity is strikingly captured by a UK report: “his name and face and every utterance will shortly be ubiquitous.”
The 23-year-old London-based actor has been described as the “new hero of Star Wars”. His role in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is coming four years after his successful 2011 film debut Attack the Block, and it has taken his cinematic career to the next level. The Force Awakens, scheduled for release on December 18, is the seventh film in the Star Wars space saga.
The first film in the American series about the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” was released in 1977, and the production has since become a “worldwide pop culture phenomenon”.
It is noteworthy that all six films before the latest one were commercial successes and were nominated for or won Academy Awards. A report said: “He didn’t tell his parents about the Star Wars auditions, despite a seven-month process, and says his dad was in the bathroom when he was told the big news, dressed only in vest and pyjama trousers. “And he said,” Boyega begins, putting on his dad’s heavy Nigerian accent, with some exaggerated finger-pointing, “‘I knew it! I knew it! Well done, well done, well done.’”
On the day he got the part, the director reportedly quizzed him about his family, and wanted “to know exactly what’s going to happen when this fame, or whatever, comes.” A role in a primary school play got him noticed early, and he was invited to join a theatre school for talented children. He benefited from a hardship fund. As a performing arts student at South Thames College in Wandsworth, he participated in theatre productions at the institution and played a lead role in Othello in 2010.
Listed among the “UK Stars of Tomorrow 2011”, Boyega in March 2012 featured in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun. In April 2014, he emerged as a lead character, Finn, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Boyega’s emergence on a bigger stage is a big booster for his career as well as his profile. By extension, his success is good PR for Nigeria because of his origins. It is always welcome when a development makes the country look better than international perception would suggest.
In the professional world, Boyega’s rise should inspire actors and actresses in Nigeria’s film industry, known as Nollywood; and encourage them to aspire to professional excellence worthy of international recognition.
Boyega’s stardom also makes a statement about how people can have their dreams come true in spite of difficult beginnings. His journey to fame in Hollywood, the world’s leading film industry in America, is particularly remarkable because of his Peckham background.
Interestingly, Boyega made light of Peckham’s image as a tough place. He said in an interview: “It’s too complicated to get into the whole tough-estate thing…It’s just boring, but I’m not representing that, because it’s not my story. I went to the theatre growing up and to Westminster City for secondary school, and was commuting from Peckham. My estate wasn’t tough. To this day, it isn’t tough. We used to draw a square on the brick wall and play penalties. What makes me laugh is when people say, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s tough.’ What’s tough? I don’t know what was tough about it.”
Boyega is a symbol of possibilities. It is not enough for the country to identify with his achievement. It is more important for the country to work towards excellence.thenationonlineng.net/symbol-of-possibilities/
I think the guy acted in Season 9 of "24". He acted the role of a captain pilot that got his key stolen. Well done bro for making the Yorubas proud.
Post by Shymmex on Dec 12, 2015 16:57:35 GMT
I recently watched his interview on Sway in the Morning.Brilliant guy and he's just 23
Peckham, Stand Up!!
Boyega is repping!
He's very proud of his Nigerian background as well
I need to check that out.
Once you're from Peckham - you're basically just a Nigerian living in London, hence the place is called: little Lagos.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 14, 2015 14:48:27 GMT
Three Yoruba Nigerian female scientists, others win L’Oréal, UNESCO award
L’Oréal, UNESCO has hounoured 12 female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa among which are four Nigerians . The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO in a statement announced the recipients of the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships. They were honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field.
This year 19 applications were received from 19 countries which according to the statement released is testament to the increasing awareness of the program and their commitment to advancing women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
“Science knows no boundaries, and that includes gender as well as age. African women have once again displayed inventiveness and excellence when it comes to the sciences.
Through the great diversity of their research, this year’s Sub-Saharan African Fellows highlight the changing face of scientific research and the new disciplines that are continually emerging, forging the next generation of For Women in Science fellows. These young researchers share the thrill of curiosity and discovery, and are strong believers that science can change the world.
The recipients of the Post-Doctoral Fellowships of 10 000 Euros each are:
-Rasheedat Mahamood (Nigeria) – University of Johannesburg, South Africa
-Zebib Yunus- iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa
-Jandeli Niemand- University of Pretoria, South Africa
The recipients of the Doctoral Fellowships of 5 000 Euros each are:
-Nomvano Mketo – University of Johannesburg, South Africa
-Gaelle Kafira KO – Laboratory for Solar Energy and Energy Savings (LESEE), Burkina Faso
-Shobna Sawry- University of Witwatersrand, Institute of Reproductive Health and HIV, South Africa
-Majidah Hamid-Adiamoh – Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia and the University of Lagos, Nigeria
-Jinal Bhiman – University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
-Olubokola Adenubi (Nigeria) – University of Pretoria, South Africa
-Olotu Ifeoluwa (Nigeria) – University of Johannesburg, South Africa
-Danielle Twilley – University of Pretoria, South Africa
-Edith Chepkorir – International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya
The scientific research areas covered by this year’s fellows are varied and include studies in the fields of life and engineering sciences, food and water security as well as health. New and emerging areas include laser science, nanotechnology, renewable energy and climate change science. These research studies are aimed at addressing the new sustainable development goals and building a sustainable future and planet.
According to Sandeep Rai, Managing Director of L’Oréal South Africa (http://www.loreal.co.za), “For the last 17 years, with the For Women In Science program, we have been fighting to advance the cause of women scientists worldwide. Much has been achieved: more than 2,000 women have been recognised worldwide, the program has gained recognition from the international scientific community, a springboard to enable women to go further and rise to greater heights. Science is part of our DNA and we are really proud of all the women who continue to make a difference in Africa through our program.”
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa program in partnership with UNESCO’s African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) has reached many women across Africa. Dr Peggy Oti-Boateng, ANSTI Coordinator and one of this year’s judges, reinforced the need for “science for a sustainable future, we want female scientists to be counted.”
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Post by Her Highness on Dec 14, 2015 15:05:38 GMT
SlimTrader CEO, Femi Akinde on why he launched the Morewardz
What if we all had Femi Akinde’s keen curiosity and willingness to effect change in certain areas of of our work? That was the question I was left with after speaking to this Nigerian engineer who is determined to get the best out of business and technology in sub-Saharan Africa. The story of the young electrical engineer, who has introduced a whole new way to establish and build customer loyalty, is only just beginning.Morewardz club is a rewards programme featured on SlimTrader’s e-commerce platform, Mobiashara (‘more business’ in Swahili), for hotel guests in Africa who can earn points for every penny they spend in recurring stays at the hotels registered on the company’s platform. More specifically, when loyal customers earn points, they can get rewarded in three ways; airline tickets, cash and all-expense paid future stays at the hotel. “We created morewardz club to solve three client problems; how to acquire and retain customers, how to influence customer spending and how to get customers to spend more with them”, he says.
According to Akinde, it is the first of its kind in the industry as no one provides a similar loyalty programme for indigenous hotels in sub-Saharan Africa. “While I cannot name all our clients, I will say we have various hotels and guesthouses registered on our platform. We have created the platform, all the hotels need to do is make it their own by branding it with their name, for instance, Hotelnownow is one of our clients, when they utilize the loyalty programme version, they become Hotelnownow morewardz club loyalty programme”, he said.
Notably, the loyalty programme isn’t focused on ‘exclusivity’ as Akinde is determined to integrate the loyalty feature with all hotels and guest houses that are willing to be registered on the platform for free. “We need to take advantage of the untapped market, elsewhere in the world, especially in the west, hotel guests benefit from loyalty programmes. In the first quarter of 2015, 1.4 million foreigners traveled in and out of Nigeria, while in the second quarter of 2015, 1.04 million foreigners did the same thing. Most of the time, they would rather stay in international hotels due to the fact that they have loyalty programmes but local hotels do not have such and that is what we are changing”, he noted.
According to him, sub-Saharan Africa previously had no business model that rewarded travelers who stay in hotels frequently. “For instance, during the first quarter of 2015 in Nigeria alone, 2.35 million people flew in and out of various states within the country on domestic flights. Then in the second quarter of 2015, 2.37 million people did the same on local flights alone. I am thinking a great percentage of these travelers will stay in hotels, where they spend money, it is only a good business initiative to reward them for their loyalty, that’s where morewardz club comes in”, he said.
Mobiashara is not just limited to a loyalty programme, Akinde said the platform will conduct point of sale and inventory as well as facilitate transactions. “Businesses navigate the whole thing, all we do is give it out to them, we operate on a white label standard, organizations on the platform can rebrand with their name, the platform is in-built and we offer it for free”, he said. When we discuss how businesses are set up for profit and a his return on investment in between bouts of laughter, he replies, “of course they are, as an industry agnostic, SlimTrader attracts all kinds of businesses, however, for the morewardz club platform, we let our clients make their money then we get a revenue share from it, a commission of sorts.”
For Akinde, the morewardz club is just good business due to the fact that there is steady growth in the hospitality sector within sub-Saharan Africa. “In Nigeria alone, the hotel sector is worth $3 billion, which is why morewardz club will succeed. In the past, we have been encouraged by the kind of clients we work with. The feedback has been great for one reason, we are merging technology and business together, it’s not just about the money, we build relationships, we talk to our clients a lot and they love that”, he stated.
Akinde had always been curious about how technology impacts business and this interest made him quit his job at Microsoft, Seattle, Washington, to attend business school at the University of Chicago. “When I was done, I felt I had learnt enough and decided to be a part of the evolving narrative on business and technology. In the course of running SlimTrader for the past five years, I crowdsource for information to make me a better business man. The one thing that has stuck however, is the will to under-promise but over-deliver”, he concluded.SourceShymmex
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Post by Her Highness on Dec 14, 2015 15:18:36 GMT
It's hard to tell nowadays because they've began islamicizing their names. Took me a while to realize that "t" after an islamic names belongs to Yorubas and that Lawal is a Yoruba name.
Anyway sha, I'm proud of my people
Post by Her Highness on Dec 14, 2015 15:31:26 GMT
Face of Defense: From Nigerian Prince to American Airman
Air Force Airman 1st Class Adeola Adeboyejo, an outbound assignment technician with the 92nd Force Support Squadron, poses for a photo in 2011 while wearing a traditional Nigerian embroidered shirt. Adeboyejo was born in Nigeria with a royal bloodline, but moved to the United States in 2013 to further his education. Since he was nine years old, Adeboyejo has been working toward becoming a pilot.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash., November 30, 2015 — Since he was nine years old, Air Force Airman 1st Class Adeola Adeboyejo, an outbound assignment technician with the 92nd Force Support Squadron, has been working toward his dream of becoming a pilot. Adeboyejo grew up in Nigeria and had a seemingly normal upbringing, despite being born into royalty.
"My dad was born a prince, but instead of living a royal life he went to college to become an engineer," Adeboyejo said. "He would tell me stories of being a prince and what it entails in Africa."
Adeboyejo said he went to high school when he was nine years old and graduated when he was 15. He then attended The Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria to study information technology. He said he soon realized that a technology degree wasn't what he wanted. Around that time, an opportunity arose for him to come to the United States.
"My mom was already in the U.S., so she suggested I move there to go to school," Adeboyejo said.Culture, Climate Shock
Adeboyejo said he jumped at the opportunity and moved to Wisconsin where his family lived. At first, he said, the change in location shocked him. It was nothing like he expected, but he said it did not disappoint him.
"Back in Nigeria, we think everything in the U.S. is free," Adeboyejo said. "I was impressed with how everything was when I got here. Then, when I saw snow and realized how cold it was, I wanted to go back."
Once Adeboyejo started taking classes, he said he found schools in the U.S. and Nigeria to be similar. The only difference, he said, was the U.S. offered more hands-on experiences.
"I'm a visual learner, so to be able to take a lab or be shown how to do something helped me out," he said.
During this time, Adeboyejo said he was looking into the costs of becoming a pilot. He said he found it would cost more than $70,000 -- much more than he expected.
"Some of my cousins told me certain airlines would pay for my school if I worked for them for so many years, but when I contacted the airlines the program wasn't offered anymore," Adeboyejo said. But, he added, his desire to become a pilot didn't diminish.Aiming High
"My pastor told me the Air Force was the way to go," he said. "I did some research and found it was not only a good way for me to become a pilot, but to also have my school paid for."
Six months after he joined the Air Force, Adeboyejo became a U.S. citizen, but because he couldn't keep dual citizenship in the military, he had to give up his Nigerian passport.
"Nigeria has played a big role in developing me, but I feel it has given me all it can right now," he said.
Adeboyejo’s job as an outbound assignment technician involves processing airmen for permanent changes of station, retirement or separation. Airmen need official orders to be authorized Air Force funds to PCS to their gaining base. Once notified, he and his coworkers sort out every assignment and get the documents needed for orders.
"PCSing is fun and exciting for a lot of airmen," Adeboyejo said. "When they come to me, I can make the move happen for them."Feeling at Home
Despite being new to the U.S. and the Air Force, Adeboyejo said he's felt particularly welcome at Fairchild. The Spokane community accepts and cares for the airmen, he said.
"I'm currently a part of the Airmen Against Drunk Driving program [and] act as the dorm chief for the 92nd Comptroller Squadron and 92nd Communications Squadron," Adeboyejo said. "I also help with events in my squadron."
Adeboyejo is also putting together his application for the Air Force Academy. He has taken his American College Testing exam and received recommendation letters from his superiors. Selections are slated to be announced in March.
"Being in the military, I am living my brother's dream," he said. "When I become a pilot, I will be living my dad's dream."
Even if he doesn't get accepted into the academy, he said will keep striving to become a pilot.
"Life isn't always fun, and things don't always come easy, but the Air Force has been the best decision I have made," Adeboyejo said. "I feel I'm part of something bigger."U. S Department of Defense