Daily Archives: April 3, 2012

Afghanistan’s Ban on Private Security Companies: What are the Risks for Private Investors?

[Translate] Afghanistan’s Ban on Private Security Companies: What are the Risks for Private Investors? by Foley Hoag LLP – Corporate Social Responsibility on 4/3/2012 [author: Elizabeth Holland] The month of March marked a key deadline in the compulsory — but … Continue reading

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What Would Sherlock Say?

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ What Would Sherlock Say? Posted: 04/ 3/2012 12:50 pm If you have read my past writings over the years you will know that I am often dubious about the … Continue reading

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MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN AFGHANISTAN

[Translate] GAO Reports March 29, 2012 GAO-12-290 MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN AFGHANISTAN The Department of Defense (DOD) reported that it had obligated over $16 billion in fiscal year 2011 for contracts that were executed primarily in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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Former Civilian Contractor Pleads Guilty in North Carolina for Role in Scheme to Steal and Sell Military Equipment in Iraq

[Translate] Former Civilian Contractor Pleads Guilty in North Carolina for Role in Scheme to Steal and Sell Military Equipment in Iraq   U.S. Department of Justice April 02, 2012    •           Office of Public Affairs (202) 514-2007/TDD (202) 514-1888 WASHINGTON—A … Continue reading

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Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA

[Translate] Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA By James Bamford April 3, 2012 Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, is having a busy year — hopping around the country, cutting ribbons … Continue reading

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Killing of Indian seafarers in cold blood off Kerala-the case of the St Anthony and Enrica Lexie

[Translate] Maritime Bridges March 31, 2012 Saturday Killing of Indian seafarers in cold blood off Kerala-the case of the St Anthony and Enrica Lexie DATELINE: India India, March 31 — The killing by automatic weapons in cold blood of two … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Awarded Contract Valued at up to $15.5 Million to Provide Facility Support Services for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific

[Translate] April 2, 2012, 11:49 a.m. EDT DynCorp International Awarded Contract Valued at up to $15.5 Million to Provide Facility Support Services for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific FALLS CHURCH, Va., Apr 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DynCorp International (DI) … Continue reading

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Senate Subcommittee Considers True Cost of Service Contractors

[Translate] Apr 02, 2012 Senate Subcommittee Considers True Cost of Service Contractors By ANDREW WYNER The Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight held a hearing on service contractors last Thursday. In the hearing, Chairman Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Ranking … Continue reading

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LOGCAP-A Contractor Supports COIN Strategy with Hiring Initiative

[Translate] Targeted News Service March 30, 2012 Friday 7:42 PM EST LOGCAP-A Contractor Supports COIN Strategy with Hiring Initiative BAGRAM, Afghanistan The U.S. Army issued the following news release: One of LOGCAP-Afghanistan’s contractors is continuing an initiative to hire trained … Continue reading

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JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ABOUT GI’S ELECTROCUTION

[Translate] Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 31, 2012 Saturday SOONER EDITION JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ABOUT GI’S ELECTROCUTION Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pg. A-1 The Army knew soldiers were being electrocuted in Iraqi-built showers but did nothing, lawyers for a top defense contractor … Continue reading

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