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Subject: RE: [emergency] FEMA IPAWS Note on CAP Profile

I understand the concern, Art,

Since actions speak louder than words, I will let my actions speak. I 
wish I had a genuine preference in the issue of including Appendix B, 
but I don't. Unless or until someone actually asks me to do something 
beyond the OASIS TC Process or to support a specific action, I'll 
have no reason to change my position.


At 8:24 AM -0800 2/20/09, Art Botterell wrote:
>Can't blame you for wanting to put that on the record, Rex, but I 
>should point out that the issue isn't just whether you've received 
>explicit instructions, but whether you (or any other DHS contractor) 
>could reasonably be expected to act independently when DHS 
>representatives have expressed a strong preference, given that your 
>(their) own livelihood is involved.
>- Art
>>>>  Rex Brooks <rexb@starbourne.com> 02/20/09 8:17 AM >>>
>Thanks for the clarification, Alessandro,
>For myself, I don't consider it a Conflict of Interest, but I can be
>seen as compromised by the fact that I have accepted a subcontract
>from OASIS, at least verbally, to help facilitate this work. I have
>not been given instructions about how to carry out this work, nor
>have I been pressured to take any positions with regard to the issues
>under consideration. My current position with regard to the inclusion
>of Appendix B in the candidate Committee Draft for a 60-Day Public
>Review is that I have no preference strong enough to prompt me to
>support including or deleting it. This doesn't happen very often, but
>it is now.

Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-898-0670

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