U.S. citizen spying for China shines the limelight on ANSI-ANAB Accreditation Board and International Accreditation Forum (IAF)
American Edward Peng was arrested in California for possibly spying for the People's Republic of China, the Justice Department and FBI announced Monday. Peng was arrested after a sting operation in which he received what he believed to be classified information that was actually provided by a source working for the U.S. government.
According to U.S. Senate candidate Daryl Guberman, CEO of Guberman-PMC (http://www.dguberman.com) Peng's arrest is an alarming example of China's vast spy ring throughout the country which has expanded significantly shortly after a Chinese national took over the leadership role of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the oversight body of the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). See
For nearly five years Guberman had been calling for the Feds to investigate the China-led
organization (IAF) which is shockingly over-seeing thousands of U.S. corporations as well as numerous government agencies risking the theft of potentially critical data associated with military, diplomatic, technology and national security of the United States. Incorporated in Delaware, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is under the leadership of Chinese national Xiao Jianhua.
Guberman said he fears classified information is increasingly at risk due to IAF's
over-sight programs on government agencies as well as its access to commercial technology, intellectual property, and personal data on millions of American citizens through its global network of certification bodies, some of which based in Iran, Palestine and other countries hostile to the United States and its allies, particularly Israel.
As the oversight body for the ANSI-ANAB Accreditation Board, IAF oversees some of America's largest corporations, including Lockheed Martin, the leading manufacturer of military weapons and equipment. Reportedly, Lockeed Martin employee Lisa Gross was recently caught demanding certification bodies to be “accredited” by China-led IAF in order for a manufacturer to qualify for sub-contracting work with the aerospace giant. Lockheed has long been known for its anti-competitive practices and monopolization.
The 56-year-old Peng, allegedly dropped money and picked up classified information at hotel rooms in Georgia, Ohio, New Jersey, and California. The suspect's alleged ties to IAF's Chief Executive Xiao Jianhua is unknown at this time. Jianhua is a native of Beijing and like all Chinese citizens is under control of the Chinese government.
“Through association with ANSI-ANAB, the China-led organization (IAF) likely has access to potentially critical data on U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Commerce (NIST), Homeland Security, and the FBI said Guberman. He added, “The American people are appalled to learn The FBI's forensic labs are audited and inspected by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) which is a sitting member of Communist-led IAF.”
Guberman has been dubbed the 'savior of American quality' particularly in the manufacturing sector because of his company's decision to remain independent from the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Guberman and supporters are fundamentally committed to bring back manufacturing to the United States, and provide quality oversight without interference from foreign-led entities with anti-American interests such as IAF.
In recent years the leadership of ANSI-ANAB reached out to Guberman in attempt to oversee his nationally leading registrar G-PMC, Group (http://www.g-pmc.com). Guberman said he declined the offer because of ANSI-ANAB's relationship with China-led International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and its defiance of Israel. Guberman is Jewish and known in the political world for his outspoken pro-American views.
"Undoubtedly, China's extensive spy network will continue to spread like a cancer across the country as organizations such as IAF are allowed to operate unchecked while our own government turns its back on the American people by allowing foreign-run organizations to over-see quality matters associated with federal contracts, manufacturing, military, technology, food safety, and most importantly national security, " said Guberman.