This leaked NIA memo sheds light on the Portal Mods emerging from the competing XM tech corporations, IQTech, Visur and Hulong Transglobal, but it also provides us with an update on some people we've been keeping track of.
Dr. Devra Bogdanovich, of course, is now working with Visur, headed by the Russian billionaire businessman Ilya Pevtsov. Read +Felicia Hajra-Lee
's novel for a better understanding of how that relationship came to be.
Dr. Oliver Lynton-Wolfe, Devra's old nemesis and the first true XM tech pioneer at the Niantic Facility in Geneva, is now operating under IQTech, the private US-based contractor run by Dr. Ezekiel Calvin, former lead of the Niantic Project.
We still don't know who exactly the scientific talent behind the Chinese mega-corporation Hulong Transglobal's XM labs are, but their foray into the Congo chasing +Hank Johnson
(read Alignment:Ingress by +Thomas Greanias
for those details) assured them an early lead in Dark XM research.
The final piece of info, suspected but never confirmed, is that the brutal, cold, dangerous former head of Niantic Security, Jay Phillips, has taken over Yuen Ni's position as head of the NIA. Last seen being given carte-blanche to clean up the leaks and chaos surround Niantic, it seems he has manuevered that opportunity to the top of the shadowy intelligence agency.
Visur Company Profile: http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc701d
IQTech Company Profile: http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc410a
Hulong Transglobal Company Profile: http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc603a
Alignment: Ingress: http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc601d
Phillips Carte Blanche Memo: http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc501f+Felicia Hajra-Lee
's novel, The Niantic Project: Ingress, is available on Google Play ( https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=BKE4MsCPlX8C
) and in the Amazon e-book store ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Niantic-Project-Ingress-ebook/dp/B00CTSZQ9Q