Monthly Archives: March 2012

Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and Government Contracts: Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect Vulnerable Workers?

Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and Government Contracts: Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect Vulnerable Workers? March 27, 2012 Chairman’s Preview Statement 2247 Rayburn House Office Building Witnesses

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) H.R.4259 — End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012

Bill Text 112th Congress (2011-2012) H.R.4259.IH THIS SEARCH     THIS DOCUMENT     GO TO Next Hit        Forward           New Bills Search Prev Hit        Back              HomePage Hit List        Best Sections     Help Contents Display Print Subscribe Share/Save Bill PDF XML [Help] Printer Friendly[Help] Congressional Record … Continue reading

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S.2234 — End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012

Bill Text 112th Congress (2011-2012) S.2234.IS THIS SEARCH     THIS DOCUMENT     GO TO Next Hit        Forward           New Bills Search Prev Hit        Back              HomePage Hit List        Best Sections     Help Contents Display Print Subscribe Share/Save Bill PDF XML [Help] Printer Friendly[Help] Congressional Record … Continue reading

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POGO’s Scott Amey testimony on “Contractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government?”

POGO’s Scott Amey testimony on “Contractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government?” March 29, 2012 Testimony of POGO’s Scott Amey, General Counsel before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight I want to thank Chairman … Continue reading

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Senate hearing examines contractor costs

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/29/2012 Senate hearing examines contractor costs By Joe Davidson While congressional Republicans have been targeting federal employee pay and benefits for budget cuts, there’s been little attention paid to another rising cost for the government … Continue reading

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BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract BIMCO is pleased to announce the publication of the GUARDCON standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels. This brand new contract has been developed to provide ship owners and private maritime … Continue reading

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Court allows Italian vessel to sail out, with riders

Court allows Italian vessel to sail out, with riders THE HINDU Kochi, March 29, 2012 Special Correspondent The Kerala High Court on Thursday allowed Italian ship M.T. Enrica Lexie, detained off Kochi in the wake of the killing of two … Continue reading

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Bill would crack down on contractor role in human trafficking

Bill would crack down on contractor role in human trafficking By Charles S. Clark March 28, 2012 Human rights abuses committed or tolerated by U.S.-hired contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq would be subject to new oversight and preventive measures under … Continue reading

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AP Exclusive: Nigeria ex-militant linked to bid

AP Exclusive: Nigeria ex-militant linked to bid By Jon Gambrell Associated Press / March 29, 2012 LAGOS, Nigeria—A former militant leader in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta is linked to a private security company that signed a $103 million deal with … Continue reading

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Contractors remain a focal point in cost-cutting efforts

Contractors remain a focal point in cost-cutting efforts By Andrew Lapin March 29, 2012 As the government continues to search high and low for cost-cutting initiatives, Congress has turned its eye on federal contractors. At a hearing Thursday before the … Continue reading

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