Daily Archives: March 11, 2012

What did private security contractors do in Iraq?

[Translate] What did private security contractors do in Iraq? by Jonathan Stray on 02/21/2012 0 The U.S. employed more private contractors in Iraq than in any previous war, at times exceeding the number of regular military personnel, and roughly 10% … Continue reading

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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

[Translate] Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting Friday – 3/2/2012, 3:03am  ET By Jared Serbu @jserbuWFED Two senators say they want to infuse some accountability into overseas contingency contracting with a new bill that would require the Defense Department and … Continue reading

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Revealed: government plans for police privatisation

[Translate] Revealed: government plans for police privatisation West Midlands and Surrey police offer £1.5bn contract under which private firms may investigate crime and detain suspects Alan Travis and Zoe Williams guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 March 2012 13.09 EST Private companies could … Continue reading

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‘The need for armed guards proves governments have failed to tackle piracy’

[Translate] ‘The need for armed guards proves governments have failed to tackle piracy’ 28 February 2012 The increased success of armed guards reflects poorly on the international governments which should be protecting shipping off the coast of Somalia, Justin Stares … Continue reading

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Somalis want SA-linked mercenary group out

[Translate] Feb 29 2012 9:02AM Somalis want SA-linked mercenary group out Mel Frykberg Hundreds of former South African reconnaissance soldiers (“reccies”) continue to serve as soldiers of fortune in a number of foreign dirty wars despite it being illegal under … Continue reading

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Open General Trade Control Licence (Maritime Anti-Piracy)

[Translate] TRADE LICENCE Open General Trade Control Licence (Maritime Anti-Piracy) This Open General Trade Control Licence is granted by the Secretary of State in exercise of powers conferred by Article 26 of the Export Control Order 2008 (SI 2008/3231 as … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Security

[Translate] Outsourcing Security Published on March 6, 2012 by Mark Lowe · The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s DG Patrick Akpobolokemi, explains the controversial decision to outsource a part of the agency’s security responsibilities NIMASA DG Explains N16bn Maritime … Continue reading

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Insecurity Training in Afghanistan

[Translate] Insecurity Training in Afghanistan By Will Grant The Afghan Public Protection Force is proud to announce that on Thursday of this week it signed its first contracts for work. Just in time for the springtime violence that comes to … Continue reading

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TASC Reports $1.6 Billion in Intelligence Contract Awards in 2011

[Translate] TASC Reports $1.6 Billion in Intelligence Contract Awards in 2011 CHANTILLY, Va., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — TASC, Inc. won more than $1.6 billion in contracts with federal government customers in the intelligence community (IC) during its … Continue reading

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StratCom ‘insourcing’ angers defense contractors

[Translate] Published Sunday March 11, 2012 StratCom ‘insourcing’ angers defense contractors By Matthew Hansen WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER One recent Friday, an employee of an Omaha defense contractor drove through the Offutt Air Force Base gate, scanned his ID badge at … Continue reading

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