Who is Netcracker?

How does a Russian tech firm that is wholly owned by a Japanese trillion dollar corporation (NEC) wind up with so many top contracts in the U.S.?


Netcracker who has its U.S. headquarters office in Massachusetts is also currently based out of Moscow in an old style communist looking building.


This software tech giant was first noticed by Alaskans when a major telecom company (GCI) was switching to Netcracker operating systems after the corporate sell out of GCI to Liberty Ventures Group from Colorado which is a subsidiary of Qurate Retail Group.

GCI was purchased for over 1 billion dollars.

Shortly after it was announced that Netcracker would be overhauling GCI’s operating systems in Alaska.

It turns out Netcracker was reported by a government “whistle-blower” for not using programmers with proper clearance to design and implement classified operating systems at the Pentagon in D.C.

Allegedly, Netcracker was allowing its Russian Counterparts to complete the sensitive contract.

This was troubling in light of the “Russian Facebook Scandal” involving the election of Donald Trump as president.

Why are government contracts and major telecom companies in the U.S. allowing Netcracker to “out source” Russian Nationals to create sensitive IT programs that may contain private data?

After the recent sanctions and closing of several Russian embassies, should we allow “business as usual” for Netcracker after all the signs point to Russian Nationals were meddling in our last presidential election through fake accounts on FB?

What are the future security risks for thousands of Alaskans who are currently GCI customers?

What is Netcracker’s current position with the Russian Government and why are they allowed to operate 13 training facilities throughout Russia and Ukraine?

Are there no “domestic companies” left in the U.S. that are capable of these sensitive IT contracts?

What is the future of security risks in America as many IT companies globalize through accusations and government agencies continue to “out source” our sensitive operating systems to foreign tech giants?

It appears no charges will result from the breech of clearance at the Pentagon.

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Steve Stine

I moved to Alaska twelve years ago to homestead and ski after I finished my Bachelor of Arts from Green Mountain College in Vermont. I am now focused on writing and photography.