Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

Losing Bidder Protests Medical Provider Switch

[Translate] Washington Post March 27, 2012 Pg. B4 Losing Bidder Protests Medical Provider Switch Longtime contractor says Defense decision puts military at risk By Steve Vogel The Department of Defense’s recent decision to change the longtime contractor responsible for providing … Continue reading

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DOD COR Handbook

[Translate] DOD COR Handbook March 22, 2012 Foreword The Department of Defense (DoD) relies heavily on the private sector to carry out aspects of the Department’s mission. Because of the critical reliance on contractor support and the large expenditures involved, … Continue reading

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Resetting Pak-US ties: Where’s the trust?

[Translate] Resetting Pak-US ties: Where’s the trust?   Brig (r) Farooq Hameed Khan Tuesday, March 27, 2012 If the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) called for an unconditional US apology in general terms, the parliament should clearly demand one … Continue reading

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Contracting 101: Cost-Reimbursement and Cost-Plus Contracts

[Translate] Contracting 101: Cost-Reimbursement and Cost-Plus Contracts Added 03/27/2012 – 10:03 by Lindley Ashline Expert Cost-reimbursement, or cost-plus, is a type of contract where a contractor is paid for all of its allowed expenses up to a set limit, plus … Continue reading

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GOP, Dems come together to fight human trafficking by contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan

[Translate] GOP, Dems come together to fight human trafficking by contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan By Pete Kasperowicz – 03/27/12 09:33 AM ET A bipartisan group of members from the House and Senate proposed legislation on Monday that seeks to crack … Continue reading

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Private firms set to take over core probation services

[Translate] http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/mar/27/private-firms-probation-services?newsfeed=true Private firms set to take over core probation services With private firms advertising for probation officers to work with ‘public sector clients’, what does that mean for future of the service? Alan Travis guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 27 March 2012 … Continue reading

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Alan Gross’s wife turns to pope for help

[Translate] Alan Gross’s wife turns to pope for help By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Published: March 25 Sometimes, she just can’t bear to open another e-mail. Every night it’s the same in the not-so-new-anymore ordering of Judy Gross’s world. There will be plaintive … Continue reading

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Did British aid money pay for hostage Judith’s release? Pilotless ‘drone’ planes, the SAS and private hostage negotiations

[Translate] Did British aid money pay for hostage Judith’s release? Pilotless ‘drone’ planes, the SAS and private hostage negotiations By Paul Bracchi and Sam Greenhill PUBLISHED: 21:10 EST, 23 March 2012 Last weekend, sometime after dawn broke, a light aircraft … Continue reading

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New leader to guide LOGCAP to new heights

[Translate] New leader to guide LOGCAP to new heights By: Tim Cherry/Staff writer | Published: March 08, 2012 Responsibility for an expanding Reserve unit exchanged hands during a change-of-command ceremony Saturday. Col. Darlette Stowers, relinquished command of the Logistics Civil … Continue reading

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Three Myths of the Private Security Contractor

[Translate] Three Myths of the Private Security Contractor by Bravo Three · March 25, 2012 · The draw down and the cutbacks of the military have actually increased the need for armed security in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Remember, there … Continue reading

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