Daily Archives: April 2, 2012

Some Things Are Just Unacceptable

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Some Things Are Just Unacceptable Posted: 04/ 2/2012 10:01 am On March 27 the Technology, Informational Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government … Continue reading

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Can Privatization Kill?

[Translate] April 1, 2012 Can Privatization Kill? By THOMAS GAMMELTOFT-HANSEN ON Oct. 12, 2010, Jimmy Mubenga was deported from Britain. The 46-year-old Angolan had come to the country as a refugee 16 years earlier. But after his involvement in a … Continue reading

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Global Security Agency Inc. and International Defense Technologies, LLC. Agree to Join Forces for $50 Million Defense Support Contracts

[Translate] press release April 2, 2012, 8:28 a.m. EDT Global Security Agency Inc. and International Defense Technologies, LLC. Agree to Join Forces for $50 Million Defense Support Contracts CONROE, Texas, Apr 2, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Global Security Agency, … Continue reading

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Suspension and debarment often misunderstood, contractors told

[Translate] Suspension and debarment often misunderstood, contractors told By Charles S. Clark March 30, 2012 Though viewed by industry as a punishment, the government’s suspension and debarment procedure for errant contractors is designed to be an “instantaneous” way to protect … Continue reading

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Part Feds, Part Contractors

[Translate] Part Feds, Part Contractors By Brittany Ballenstedt 2:00 AM ET March 5, 2012 The Homeland Security Department is beginning to see some savings as a result of an initiative that aims to strike a balance between federal employees and … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire Police staff transfer to security firm G4S

[Translate] 1 April 2012 Last updated at 04:31 ET Lincolnshire Police staff transfer to security firm G4S The deal includes proposals to built a new custody facility at Lincolnshire Police’s headquarters Two-thirds of the civilian staff working for Lincolnshire Police … Continue reading

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Transcript – March 27, 2012 Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and Government Contracts: Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect Vulnerable Workers? hearing

[Translate] March 27, 2012 Tuesday Panel I of a Hearing of the Technology, Informational Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subject: “Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and Government Contracts: Is the Government … Continue reading

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Transcript – Are Changes in Security Policy Jeopardizing U.S. Agency for International Development Reconstruction Projects and Personnel in Afghanistan hearing

[Translate] Federal News Service March 29, 2012 Thursday Hearing of the National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subject: “Are Changes in Security Policy Jeopardizing U.S. Agency for International Development Reconstruction … Continue reading

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How Sunlight Can Improve Federal Contracting

[Translate] How Sunlight Can Improve Federal Contracting Nine Recommendations to Make Government Contracting More Effective and Efficient for Taxpayers With open access to information, genuine competition will increase because the emphasis will be on quality of production and value to … Continue reading

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Better Auditing for Better Contracting

[Translate] Better Auditing for Better Contracting Eight Recommendations to Reform the Defense Contract Audit Agency and Other Federal Government Audit Departments By Pratap Chatterjee | March 28, 2012 Download this report (pdf) Download the introduction and summary (pdf) Read the … Continue reading

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