Daily Archives: May 9, 2012

The Shadow Government

[Translate] May 08, 2012 Spending Even Less, Spending Even Smarter: Updated Recommendations for Nearly $700 Billion in National Security Savings By SUZANNE DERSHOWITZ Today the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) released updated recommendations for … Continue reading

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Shooting to Kill Pirates Risks Blackwater Moment

[Translate] Shooting to Kill Pirates Risks Blackwater Moment By Michelle Wiese Bockmann and Alan Katz – May 8, 2012 7:31 PM ET Play Private Security Guards Shoot at Somali Pirates At first the video depicts a seemingly calm, sun-drenched sea … Continue reading

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ANSI/ASIS Standard addresses Management of Private Security Providers

[Translate] ANSI/ASIS Standard addresses Management of Private Security Providers. ASIS International Releases American National Standard on Management of Private Security Providers American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY, 10036 USA Press release date: … Continue reading

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Privatized Police?

[Translate] Tue May 08, 2012 at 08:58 AM PDT Privatized Police? by Mr JonesFollow I was reading through the comments on a recent diary, as I am sometimes wont to doing when I’m not studying, when I came across this … Continue reading

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US company that built Guantánamo wants to run police services in UK

[Translate] US company that built Guantánamo wants to run police services in UK Andy Worthington, 9 May 2012 About the author Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison … Continue reading

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Taxpayers pay for sky-high contractor salaries

[Translate] Taxpayers pay for sky-high contractor salaries Taxpayers get not a nickel in added value from the pay hikes, the author writes. | Reuters By COLLEEN M. KELLEY | 5/7/12 9:25 PM EDT What’s wrong with this picture? Government contractor … Continue reading

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BIMCO – ISO join forces to establish PMSC standards

[Translate] 08 May 12 – 14:48 BIMCO – ISO join forces to establish PMSC standards ISO standard will be available in 2012 as a Publicly Available Specification In a joint submission to the 90th session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, … Continue reading

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Privatizing Asylum Housing: Serco and G4S Get UK Contracts

[Translate] Privatizing Asylum Housing: Serco and G4S Get UK Contracts by Lily Smith, CorpWatch Blog May 8th, 2012 Over 100 asylum seekers are facing eviction in Glasgow after Serco – a private security company – won a housing contract from … Continue reading

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Reimbursement Cap Raises Eyebrows, Too

[Translate] Washington Post May 8, 2012 Pg. B4 Federal Diary Reimbursement Cap Raises Eyebrows, Too By Joe Davidson Uncle Sam isn’t as flush as he used to be, but he still has enough money to pay individual private contractors as … Continue reading

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Different Ethical Strokes for Different PSC Folks

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Different Ethical Strokes for Different PSC Folks Posted: 05/08/2012 5:52 pm Most people assume that the PSC acronym stands for Private Security Contractor. It does but it also stands … Continue reading

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