Monthly Archives: March 2012

Subcontracting Out War

[Translate] Subcontracting Out War By Mark Thompson | @MarkThompson_DC | March 30, 2012  There have been times since 9/11 when there have been as many contractors working for the U.S. military in the war zones as U.S. troops. It’s one … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Wary Of Early Findings From Afghan Audit

[Translate] National Journal Daily AM March 30, 2012 Lawmakers Wary Of Early Findings From Afghan Audit By Sara Sorcher The leaders of a House Oversight and Government Reform panel showed their impatience on Thursday with the preliminary findings of a … Continue reading

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Excerpt from March 14 2012 JO ANN ROONEY statement

[Translate] PREPARED STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE JO ANN ROONEY ACTING UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS BEFORE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE MARCH 14, 2012 …   Inventory of Contracts for Services (ICS) Contracted services remain … Continue reading

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Lawmakers challenge limit on Defense employment

[Translate] Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/28/2012 Lawmakers challenge limit on Defense employment By Eric Yoder At a time when cuts in federal jobs are being considered on Capitol Hill, a group of lawmakers has said that an existing initiative … Continue reading

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But That Is Another Story

[Translate]   David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ But That Is Another Story Posted: 03/30/2012 5:13 pm Hmm, perhaps the private military and security (PMSC) industry is right; maybe using PMSC contractors IS more cost-effective than … Continue reading

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ACADEMI Joins ‘100,000 Jobs Mission’

[Translate] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT John Procter Gibraltar Associates, LLC +1 (703) 587-9967 ACADEMI Joins ‘100,000 Jobs Mission’ Mission aims to help veterans match military specialties to open jobs with U.S. employers March 29, 2012 – Arlington, Va. – … Continue reading

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Cost of security in Afghanistan to rise sharply – report

[Translate] Cost of security in Afghanistan to rise sharply – report By Jennifer Rowland Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 8:43 AM Words of warning: The acting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Steven J. Trent, sent a letter to the … Continue reading

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Federal Eye: Keeping Tabs On The Government

[Translate] Washington Post March 29, 2012 Pg. B4 Federal Eye: Keeping Tabs On The Government Regarding Defense… At a time when cuts in federal jobs are being considered on Capitol Hill, a group of lawmakers has said that an existing … Continue reading

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U.S. to pay more for Afghan security guards, auditor says

[Translate] U.S. to pay more for Afghan security guards, auditor says By Ernesto Londoño, Published: March 28 KABUL — The cost of providing security for U.S. development work in Afghanistan will increase sharply as program managers are forced to rely on … Continue reading

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Former Department of Defense Employee Sentenced to Prison for Taking $99,000 in Bribes

[Translate] Former Department of Defense Employee Sentenced to Prison for Taking $99,000 in Bribes Defendant Worked in Afghanistan Supporting U.S. Military Effort U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2012 Northern District of Georgia (404) 581-6000 ATLANTA—DESI DEANDRE WADE, 40, of Climax, … Continue reading

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