Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

U.S. JCS Chairman: Military Contracting Costs Must Shrink

[Translate] U.S. JCS Chairman: Military Contracting Costs Must Shrink 08:43 GMT, March 7, 2012 WASHINGTON | Contracted operational support to the military — essentially, wartime contracting — has expanded from a ratio of six troops per contractor during the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream: An International Legal Treaty

[Translate] Huffington Post Posted: 03/ 7/2012 10:40 am I Have a Dream: An International Legal Treaty By David Isenberg It’s time for another look at the nexus of private military and security contracting and the exciting world of international law. … Continue reading

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N.H. Air Guard hiring private security firm to patrol base in Newington

[Translate] N.H. Air Guard hiring private security firm to patrol base in Newington By JIM HADDADIN jhaddadin@fosters.com Tuesday, March 6, 2012 NEWINGTON — In an effort to cut costs, the N.H. National Guard is preparing to hire a private company … Continue reading

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Pentagon seeks to strengthen acquisition workforce

[Translate] Pentagon seeks to strengthen acquisition workforce By Charles S. Clark March 2, 2012 In an era of shrinking defense budgets, President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget forges ahead with existing plans to strengthen the acquisitions workforce through improved management and … Continue reading

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Wartime Contracting Bill Contrary to Smart Contracting

[Translate] Wartime Contracting Bill Contrary to Smart Contracting Arlington, Va., March 1, 2012—The Professional Services Council today expressed strong concern that a Senate bill to address some of the recommendations of the 2011 Wartime Contracting Commission could actually hurt the … Continue reading

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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

[Translate] Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry Monday – 3/5/2012, 9:50am  ET By Jack Moore @jmooreWFED Listen Scott Amey, general counsel, Project on Government Oversight Download Stan Soloway, president and CEO, Professional Services Counsel Download New legislation … Continue reading

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Police privatisation must be stopped, says Lord Prescott

[Translate] Police privatisation must be stopped, says Lord Prescott Former deputy prime minister, who plans to stand in first ‘police’ elections, says use of security firms is unacceptable Alan Travis, home affairs editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 March 2012 13.00 EST … Continue reading

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