According to a Washington Post article this morning, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Stephen Cambone has ordered an internal Pentagon review ostensibly to find out how MZM got its contracts to work in CIFA, DoD’s highly classified domestic counterintelligence office.
MZM had other Pentagon contracts, however. TPMmuckraker.com has learned that the company, once owned by admitted felon Mitchell Wade, provided staff to an unidentified ops center within the Pentagon’s homeland defense operations.
According to unclassified govenrment documents, MZM provided at least three “watchstanders” and two administrative assistants to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Paul McHale. Watchstanders work in operations centers, monitoring reports and sounding alerts when necessary, according to a GSA description of the position.
Our calls to McHale’s office were not immediately returned.
This isn’t the only MZM-Pentagon contract in which Cambone has little interest; MZM did work for the Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center, which does not appear to be part of Cambone’s internal investigation. We’ll be following this closely.