What Deac said. Imperial, with research kept secret from Cracken... by his father.
BD, actually there's no reason Agric can't be Palpatine's half-brother. Cracken was the 'primary', so Palpy could've easily told him lies. Especially knowing Cracken's tendency for 'inappropriate' emotions (like him falling in love).
Forum A-Wing pilot of mysterious and indistinct gender. Aresener now and forever.