CID: 187-3271-5312
Race: Human
Age: 52
Occup: VP: Conglomerate Energy
Permanence Initiative, APNC Member

Jasson 187-3271-5312 (henceforth, “Jasson,” unless otherwise noted) is the famed Deputy Secretariat of Conglomerate Energy's DEVSUS (DEVelopmental SUStenance) branch. DEVSUS is a tertiary subdivision of the Conglomerate Energy Permanence Initiative (CEPI) which is dedicated to reducing the need for the discovery, excavation and transport of ever-increasing resources by The Conglomerate. DEVSUS focuses on “wasted energy reclamation” rather than the harnessing of more nebulous forces such as artificially created gravity wells. DEVSUS took on political prominence as the nature of “energy compliance” shifted to preservation of native resources rather than full and immediate territorial acquisition, as was historically the case. Its lead counsel, Jasson, caught the attention of his superiors for his research in energy capture using heat- and space-borne Hydrogen Wave Tidal Dynamics (HYWAVE). Jasson was pivotal to ensuring the HYWAVE project maintained its funding through several cost overruns, but it was the materials fabrication research team under his management who turned the science into applied innovations and devices.

Jasson's alliance to the APNC program, however, has since put him at odds with many of his former superiors. His request to join the APNC program (and eventual acceptance) under Samantha 1-9287-97632 (henceforth, “Samantha,” unless otherwise specified) created a rift between the Secretariat and its EVP, Peter 1-8646-98375 (henceforth “Peter,” unless otherwise noted). The personal divisions intensified as Jasson lent the fledgling APNC program and its mission a powerful new voice for peaceful, mutual negotiations of sentient world resources. As a parting (albeit symbolic) snub, CEND reclassified his CID to reflect his APNC title rather than the more prominent enumeration associated with Energy. Peter sought the removal (or suspension) of Jasson's authority based on the potential damage to short-term share valuations should the APNC program be deemed a success.

Previous studies led by Jasson (and others) through DEVSUS have yielded many energy benefits throughout the last 20 years and the motion to suspend was ultimately defeated. Peter adopted an unusually conciliatory tone and not only yielded to the formation of the APNC incubation program, but backed it with his vote, making a portion of discretionary funding immediately accessible to the APNC group.

Query: Jasson's DEVSUS work has been empirically proven to be worth several tens of billions of credits in past policy implementation benefits. It remains unclear why Peter would risk losing such an asset to Conglomerate Energy on a mission such as this, where there are so many potentially negative outcomes.

Secondary Query: APNC successes actionable through the DEVSUS committee would have unknown, potentially tremendous, associated costs when compared to current Conglomerate procedures, particularly in the short term. Lack of real-world data renders further evaluations purely speculative. The potential political strength of the APNC also remains unclear in the longer term if the current mission proves successful.