Daily Archives: March 17, 2012

Officials want to know more about state security contracts

[Translate] Officials want to know more about state security contracts March 16, 2012 9:40 PM By GAIL BURKHARDT and Ildefonso Ortiz /The Monitor McALLEN — Local politicians said Friday they wanted to learn more about state border security contracts with … Continue reading

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State senator calls for investigation of border security contracts awarded to private firm

[Translate] State senator calls for investigation of border security contracts awarded to private firm Alberto Martínez /AMERICAN-STATESMAN José Rodríguez asks for an investigation of no-bid contracts and bidding policies. By Jeremy Schwartz State Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, called Friday … Continue reading

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Private Security Firms Poaching Elite Troops

[Translate] Private Security Firms Poaching Elite Troops 11:52am UK, Saturday March 17, 2012 Sam Kiley, defence and security editor A boom in recruitment by security firms guarding ships against Somali pirates has caused a stream of troops to leave elite … Continue reading

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State Department Moves to Fire Whistleblower Peter Van Buren, Denies Retaliation

[Translate] Mar 16, 2012 State Department Moves to Fire Whistleblower Peter Van Buren, Denies Retaliation By DANA LIEBELSON This week, the State Department moved to fire former Foreign Service officer Peter Van Buren, who published a book detailing the alleged … Continue reading

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DPS outsourced border security to private firm via no-bid contracts

[Translate] DPS outsourced border security to private firm via no-bid contracts By Jeremy Schwartz AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 10:35 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 Published: 10:28 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 A little-known private defense contractor from Virginia has quietly received about $20 million under a series of no-bid contracts with … Continue reading

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Intelligence Goes Private: the case file on Joan Dempsey

[Translate] Intelligence Goes Private: the case file on Joan Dempsey By Suzanne Kelly Editor’s note: In the Security Clearance “Case File” series, CNN profiles key members of the intelligence community.   As part of the series, Security Clearance is focusing on … Continue reading

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