Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

Maritime Private Security companies : UK standards to be in place by end of 2012

[Translate] Maritime Private Security companies : UK standards to be in place by end of 2012 (07/03/2012) Early this week, at the Inaugural Conference of the Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG) , the Chair of SCEG, Chris Sanderson, announced … Continue reading

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Afghan Public Protection Force signs first contracts

[Translate] Afghan Public Protection Force signs first contracts 2012/03/07 KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan Public Protection Force signed its first contracts for security service today with three companies, marking an important milestone in the ongoing transition from Private Security Companies to … Continue reading

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KK Security acquires G4S Rwanda operations

[Translate] Corporate News KK Security acquires G4S Rwanda operations Posted  Wednesday, March 7  2012 at  19:36 KK Security has acquired the operations of rival firm G4S in Rwanda as it continues to look for buyout opportunities to boost its foothold in … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Everything

[Translate] The Privatization of Everything Wednesday 7 March 2012 by: Richard Raznikov, The Rag Blog | Op-Ed Does anyone have to ask what happens to law enforcement and the judicial system once the state agrees to keep private prisons at … Continue reading

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Appeal Won’t Interrupt Nepali ‘Slavery’ Case

[Translate] Appeal Won’t Interrupt Nepali ‘Slavery’ Case By BONNIE BARRON http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/03/07/persian%20slave.jpg HOUSTON (CN) – A contractor accused of trafficking Nepali laborers into Iraq to staff Al Asad Air Base cannot seek an interim appeal, a federal judge ruled. In a … Continue reading

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Controversial security company paid $2.4 million to train Canadian troops

[Translate] Controversial security company paid $2.4 million to train Canadian troops The firm formerly known as Blackwater linked to civilian killings in Iraq, Afghanistan By Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News March 8, 2012 5:38 AM An American private security firm whose … Continue reading

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Two senators target government contractors with back taxes

[Translate] Two senators target government contractors with back taxes By Tom Vanden Brook and Ray Locker, USA TODAY Updated 12h 47m ago WASHINGTON – The Pentagon should garnish payments made to defense contractors who fail to pay their federal income … Continue reading

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Cuts prompt police to use more contractors

[Translate] March 7, 2012 10:09 pm Cuts prompt police to use more contractors By Gill Plimmer and Helen Warrell For all the furore surrounding private sector involvement in running police services, the reality, says John Shaw, managing director of G4S’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Captain Pleads Guilty to Accepting Illegal Gratuities Related to Contracting in Support of Iraq War

[Translate] Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 7, 2012 U.S. Army Captain Pleads Guilty to Accepting Illegal Gratuities Related to Contracting in Support of Iraq War WASHINGTON – A captain in the U.S. Army … Continue reading

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Contractors Increasingly Work Under Secretive “Task Orders”

[Translate] Contractors Increasingly Work Under Secretive “Task Orders” Posted on March 8, 2012 The Grant Thornton Annual Survey of the Aerospace and Defense Industry offers some interesting insight into the world of government contracting.  Washington Technology asks “Are contractors at risk … Continue reading

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