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  • Item 4. Purpose of Transaction

    Mr. Cannell, on behalf of the Funds, identified the Company as an entity
    satisfying each Fund's investment criteria. The Funds acquired and continue
    to hold the Shares as a long-term investment.

    Mr. Cannell reserves the right to discuss various views and opinions with
    respect to the Company and its business plans with the Company or the members
    of its senior management. The discussion of such views and opinions may extend
    from ordinary day-to-day business operations to matters such as nominees for
    representation on the Company's board of directors, senior management decisions
    and extraordinary business transactions. Mr. Cannell reserves the right to
    take such action as he may deem necessary from time to time to seek to maximize
    the value of the Shares. Such actions may include, but may not necessarily be
    limited to, pursuit of strategic initiatives to enhance shareholder value.

    It has been 77 days since Cannell Capital's was delivered January 21 letter to
    Thomas M. Brandt, the Issuer's CFO. Cannell Capital is disappointed that no
    reply has been forthcoming. Accordingly, Cannell Capital LLC plans to form
    a group, the Concerned Shareholders of TSYS. Mr. Cannell will be finalizing
    the details of this group over the next few weeks. Should this lead to a
    "group" as promulgated by Rule 13d-5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
    an amendment to this Schedule 13D shall be duly filed to reflect such.

    In addition to the actions set forth above, Mr. Cannell may engage in any of
    the actions specified in Items 4(a) through 4(j) to the Schedule 13D general
    instructions.

    Except as set forth above, Mr. Cannell has no present plans or proposals that
    relate to or would result in any of the transactions described in Item 4 of
    Schedule 13D.

  • mark7182002 mark7182002 Apr 9, 2014 3:32 PM Flag

    Who cares at this point.....Maybe join in with the other institutional holders and force a MAJOR shake-up with the old boys club of a mgt. we have.....

  • Could News be leaking to those in the know...???

  • Reply to

    Our Little POS Is Setting Up To Run......

    by mark7182002 Apr 8, 2014 11:20 AM
    mark7182002 mark7182002 Apr 9, 2014 3:20 PM Flag

    May have to move my $4 by EOY prediction up to summertime ......

  • mark7182002 by mark7182002 Apr 9, 2014 2:31 PM Flag

    Started establishing a position today....This stock is ready to turn north....Way oversold.....JMO

  • JMO....I think they low balled this qtr and the Text to 911 is going to be BIG going foward....Throw in a few overdue DOD contracts and maybe we see $4 by EOY....Get on board....

  • mark7182002 mark7182002 Mar 26, 2014 8:20 AM Flag

    The only reason I posted the story was as a "heads up" to what's going on ....I will post another article also as a warning....I currently have no position in the stock although I have traded it in the past and made a few dollars....Would buy in again but not at this level.

  • Brazil’s credit rating was cut by Standard & Poor’s, which said sluggish economic growth and President Dilma Rousseff’sexpansionary fiscal policies are fueling an increase in debt levels.

    S&P downgraded the country one step yesterday to BBB-, its lowest investment-grade rating, with a stable outlook. The new ranking is in line with Spain and the Philippines, one level below Russia and two levels below Mexico. Brazilian bond yields have have climbed 1.03 percentage points in the past year to 5.13 percent, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    The move ends a decade-long stretch of upgrades for Latin America’s biggest economy. The country’s leaders have tried to fuel growth by ramping up public spending at the same time they’ve sought to tame inflation by raising interest rates. The efforts have damaged fiscal accounts and economic policy credibility, S&P said. The rating company expects growth to slow to 1.8 percent this year from 2.3 percent in 2013.

    “I hope that it serves as a wake-up call for the government,” Ricardo Lacerda, chief executive officer at BR Partners, a Sao Paulo-based investment bank and former Goldman Sachs executive, said by phone. “To lose the investment-grade status would be catastrophic.”

    The presidential press office referred questions to the Finance Ministry.

    “The announced change is inconsistent with the solidity and the fundamentals of Brazil,” the Finance Ministry said in an e-mailed statement. “Assumptions regarding trajectory of investments in Brazil aren’t justified.”

  • mark7182002 mark7182002 Mar 23, 2014 11:19 AM Flag

    Tose' cleaning up balance sheet in preparation for sale......Getting ready to cash in.....jmo......

  • Established Location Companies Exhibit at MWC

    Telecommunication Systems’ two location entities — one based in California and the other in Washington state — displayed location-based services and navigation systems at MWC.

    TCS rolled out its DopplerNav embedded weather overlays at the show. The company is also trying to establish a foothold with European wireless carriers with its Gokivo 2.0 location-based technologies for both Android and iPhone smartphones.

    “Users can see real-time weather and be able to adjust routes around it. The released version of the product is scheduled for April, but we are rolling it out in Europe,” said Michael Loo, TCS senior marketing manager, of the new DopplerNav unit.

    The company’s Seattle unit, which was made up of former Autodesk employees, is seeing inroads in Latin American markets. Europe, however, has been a tough nut to crack as carriers haven’t signed up for its white label locater product.

    “Our Family Locater and Workforce Locator products are doing well in Latin America. We are trying to gain a foothold here in Europe,” said Javier Ferraez, TCS senior product manager, location applications.

    Overall, TCS was one of the companies that had been hurt by Google’s free maps and navigation, but is now seeing growth in niche LBS and navigation areas.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) --
    With more U.S. residents sending text messages instead of making phone calls, emergency agencies could be required to have text capability by year's end.

    The Federal Communications Commission published a call for comment on the implementation of text-to-911 service Tuesday.

    "Americans are increasingly relying on text as an alternative to voice for every day communications," the FCC said.

    The agency said more than nine of 10 U.S. adults have a cellphone and more than four out of five use texting.

    WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) --
    With more U.S. residents sending text messages instead of making phone calls, emergency agencies could be required to have text capability by year's end.

    The Federal Communications Commission published a call for comment on the implementation of text-to-911 service Tuesday.

    "Americans are increasingly relying on text as an alternative to voice for every day communications," the FCC said.

    The agency said more than nine of 10 U.S. adults have a cellphone and more than four out of five use texting.

  • BY: Bill Gertz
    February 27, 2014 5:23 pm
    The U.S. military is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare and needs to bolster defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks against both military systems and private infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Thursday.

    “Those attacks are coming and I think those are near term and we’re not ready for them,” said Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of Cyber Command and also outgoing director of the National Security Agency.

    Alexander, in prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, sounded the alarm on the need for better cyber attack and defense capabilities. He said the command’s priorities include setting up a secure “defensible” telecommunications architecture, training cyber warfare personnel, increasing intelligence data on global cyber threats, and clarifying lines of authority for conducting cyber attacks and defending government and private networks.

    Cyber Command, currently staffed by 1,100 people, is making progress in all areas, said Alexander, who retires next month. However, he warned that cyber threats are increasing, shifting from temporarily disruptive attacks, to extremely damaging cyber strikes that can destroy data and machines, and potentially threaten the U.S. economy and endanger American lives.

    “Despite our progress at U.S. [Cyber Command], I worry that we might not be ready in time,” he said. “Threats to our nation in cyberspace are growing.”

    The main concerns are cyber attacks from nation states such as China or Russia that could create massive power outages in the United States, or an attack on U.S. financial networks, such as stock exchanges and financial institutions, that could cripple the economy.

    Asked about the threat posed by Chinese-origin cyber attacks, Alexander sidestepped directly mentioning Chinese cyber warfare capabilities, saying he would only discuss the issue in a closed session.

    “We have a lot of infrastructure—electric, our government, our financial networks,” he said. “We have to have a defensible architecture for our country, and we’ve got to get on with that.”

    Cyber Command also needs to develop methods to prevent adversaries from easily penetrating networks and stealing data, money, and other property, he said.

    During a cyber attack, hackers could shut down the power in the Northeast or attack the New York Stock Exchange and damage its data, Alexander said, adding that the financial losses from such attacks could range in the trillions of dollars and potentially cost American lives.

    Government computer networks and transportation infrastructure also could be targeted.

    Alexander, in his prepared testimony, revealed that the command is grappling with “some key capability gaps in dealing with these increasingly capable threats.”

    Those who engage in cyber attacks have an advantage over those trying to defend computer networks, and U.S. legacy information systems and some U.S. weapons systems are not “cyber robust” enough, he said.

    U.S. military personnel also lack training and readiness needed to confront advanced cyber threats, Alexander added, and military commanders lack confidence about what levels of risk are acceptable in the cyber domain. They also lack a “reliable situational awareness”—military jargon for knowing what is in the battle space, globally or in U.S. military systems, he said.

    Command authority for defending networks and conducting cyber attacks also are spread out across the military and U.S. government and cyberwarfare operating concepts are “undefined and not wholly realistic,” Alexander said.

    U.S. communications system also are vulnerable to attacks, Alexander said, noting that the military need to rapidly develop a “defense in-depth” strategy, including the Pentagon’s new Joint Information Environment, a secure data-sharing network for all military services.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of Cyber Command, also testified at the hearing that cyber threats are increasing.

    “While we have increased our own cyber capabilities, the worldwide cyber threat is growing in scale and sophistication, with an increasing number of state and non-state actors targeting U.S. networks on a daily basis,” Haney said.

    “Due to cyberspace’s relatively low cost of entry, cyber threats range from state-sponsored offensive military operations and espionage activities, to [violent extremist organizations] intent on disrupting our way of life, to cyber criminals and recreational hackers seeking financial gain and notoriety.”

    The U.S. supply chain—networks used to purchase goods and services—and critical infrastructure also remain vulnerable to cyber attack.

    “Even as we detect and defeat attacks, attribution remains a significant challenge,” Haney said.

    Haney said plans call for creating 133 “cyber mission teams” staffed by over 6,000 people by the end of 2016. So far 17 teams are deployed in a variety of missions within combatant commands and at Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Meade, Md

  • /14/2014 8,270,475 931,289 8.880675
    1/31/2014 7,672,834 1,068,709 7.179535

  • Reply to

    Will TWC or DISH buy ELNK!

    by jo4155555 Feb 26, 2014 2:25 AM
    mark7182002 mark7182002 Feb 26, 2014 9:37 AM Flag

    Think NetFlix.....

  • mark7182002 mark7182002 Feb 3, 2014 9:18 PM Flag

    Intel chair calls for probe
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich) said he was surprised by media reports from Belarus indicating “some parts of Healthcare.gov or systems connected to it may have in fact been written overseas.” He called for an independent security review of the Obamacare website.

    Rogers said he was especially concerned by the potential software vulnerability because a CGI executive, Vice President Cheryl Campbell, testified to Congress that all software work for the network had been done in the United States.

    “We need an independent, thorough security evaluation of this site, and we need the commitment from the administration that the findings will be acknowledged and promptly addressed,” Rogers told the Free Beacon.

    “I continue to call on HHS to shut down and properly stress test the site to ensure that consumers are protected from potential security risks from across the globe.”

    Details of the software work done by Belarusians could not be learned. Tsepkalo could not be reached for comment and did not respond to emails sent to his technology park website.

    The company involved in the software was identified as EPAM, a Belarusian firm with U.S. offices and international clients that conducts programming work in Belarus. Spokesmen for the company did not respond to email or telephone inquiries about the company’s role in developing the Obamacare software.

    The officials said there are serious concerns that the Belarusian software contains malicious code that could be used to covertly route data from the Obamacare website to foreign locations.

    Additionally, they suspect the Belarusians planted secret “backdoor” openings to the software that will permit surreptitious entry to U.S. government networks by hackers or spies.

    The malicious code could reroute Obamacare website data to Belarus, or possibly permit illegal backdoor access to the Healthcare.gov networks and other government and health industry networks, the officials said.

    The security vulnerability could provide “access to all necessary personal information of U.S. residents for identity theft and privacy violations,” said one official

  • BY: Bill Gertz
    February 3, 2014 8:11 pm
    U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.

    The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.

    The software links the millions of Americans who signed up for Obamacare to the federal government and more than 300 medical institutions and healthcare providers.

    “The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks,” one official said.

    Cyber security officials said the potential threat to the U.S. healthcare data is compounded by what they said was an Internet data “hijacking” last year involving Belarusian state-controlled networks. The month-long diversion covertly rerouted massive amounts of U.S. Internet traffic to Belarus—a repressive dictatorship located between Russia, Poland, and Ukraine.

    “Belarusian President [Alexander] Lukashenko’s authoritarian regime is closely allied with Russia and is adversarial toward the United States,” the official added.

    The combination of the Belarus-origin software, the Internet re-routing, and the anti-U.S. posture of the Belarusian government “makes the software written in Belarus a potential target of cyber attacks for identity theft and privacy violations” of Americans, the official said.

    Security officials urged HHS to immediately conduct inspections of the network software for malicious code. The software currently is used in all medical facilities and insurance companies in the United States.

    The officials also recommended that HHS use security specialists not related to software vendors for the inspections to reduce further risks.

    Officials disclosed the software compromise last week after the discovery in early January of statements by Belarusian official Valery Tsepkalo, director of the government-backed High-Technology Park (HTP) in Minsk.

    Tsepkalo told a Russian radio station in an interview broadcast last summer that HHS is “one of our clients,” and that “we are helping Obama complete his insurance reform.”

    “Our programmers wrote the program that appears on the monitors in all hospitals and all insurance companies—they will see the full profile of the given patient,” Tsepkalo said June 25 on Voice of Russia Radio.

    White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said an intelligence report on the Belarusian software was “recalled by the intelligence community shortly after it was issued.”

    The report has prompted HHS to conduct a review to determine if software related to the Affordable Care Act “was written by Belarusian software developers,” she said.

    “So far HHS has found no indications that any software was developed in Belarus,” Hayden said. “However, as a matter of due diligence, they will continue to review the supply chain. Supply chain risk is real and it is one of our top concerns in the area of cyber-security.”

    A senior administration official questioned whether suspect software mentioned in the report would be valuable to a nation state.

    “Nation states are generally not interested in [personal identification information] for its own sake,” the official said. “Given that, we would be surprised to see a nation-state capability applied in this matter. But we are doing a thorough review anyway.”

    HSS spokeswoman Dori Salcido referred questions about the matter to Richard A. Olague, spokesman for the HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Olague declined to discuss the software vulnerability.

    He also would not say if CMS is conducting a search for malicious software emanating from Belarus.

    CMS said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon that assessments by independent security contractors are conducted regularly by companies such as MITRE and Blue Canopy.

    The website also is continuously monitored by CMS technicians and electronic sensors, and weekly penetration tests to check the security of the system are carried out.

    A CMS security team in place also seeks to “identify anomalous activity, and to deter and prevent any unauthorized access,” the statement said.

    “In addition, as new website functions continue to go live, CMS follows a rigorous and regular change management process with ongoing testing and mitigation strategies implemented in real time,” the statement said. “This occurs on a regular basis, in between the [source code analysis] testing periods.”

    A spokeswoman for CGI Federal, the main federal contractor for the healthcare network, also had no immediate comment.

  • Reply to

    P/B inversion

    by bernie_true Jan 30, 2014 9:29 PM
    mark7182002 mark7182002 Jan 31, 2014 8:10 AM Flag

    Bernie...Do yourself a favor and listen to the call....We who have been long this stock for years know the drill by now.....Every CC has been basically the same...They're tracking 30 billion worth of contracts....they announce partnerships that sound great but do not pay off(declining revs qtr after qtr)...From Africa to Japan thru Central America still no pay off....They've been building "shareholder value" now for 3+yrs...The stock has declined from over $8 a share....The mergers that cost over 100 million+ that they basically wrote off and yet no one held accountable in fact CEO Tose gave himself a raise after the fact....The sad part is that the company had/has huge potential but will never be seen with this Mgt. team....They reward themselves over shareholders again and again...jmo....I've been long for years and continue to hold ( I trade around my core position)....I believe that they will sell the company eventually....Tose and his crew won't leave any money on the table....GLTA

  • mark7182002 mark7182002 Jan 28, 2014 3:33 PM Flag

    Hey King....While your loping off losses....Don't forget to clean out the loser mgt. team...

  • For a while there, it looked as if BlackBerry’s (BBRY) market value was going to be eclipsed by ’90s-era R&B outfit Blackstreet. But on Tuesday, the Canadian company was extended a lifeline from U.S. taxpayers. The U.S Department of Defense is about to roll out a fancy new wireless network, and the primary device it wants to use on it are BlackBerry handsets. The Pentagon plans to purchase upwards of 80,000 BlackBerrys, helping send the company’s stock sky high—it’s close to $11 a share right now, up from $5.75 six weeks ago.

    The Defense Department isn’t picking BlackBerry just to be contrarian; concerns about data security remain at least as high as ever, and BlackBerry is further along than such competitors as Samsung (005930:KS) and Apple (AAPL) when it comes to matching the requirements set by the Pentagon.

    The move also validates BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen’s strategy of returning the company to its enterprise roots. BlackBerry began with a revolutionary product that took hold in large businesses and institutions until the rise of the iPhone pushed BlackBerry to focus on consumers. That was the worst idea ever, and now the company is trying to return to what it knows best.

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