Daily Archives: June 11, 2012

Hammond raises fears over ‘privatisation of war’

[Translate] Hammond raises fears over ‘privatisation of war’ 07 June 2012 Charity attacks defence secretary’s contractors blueprint British defence secretary Philip Hammond came under fire today over plans to make private contractors key to the Army’s future. The minister told … Continue reading

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DoD Contract Audits Plunge In Quest For Thoroughness

[Translate] Federal Times June 11, 2012 Pg. 1 DoD Contract Audits Plunge In Quest For Thoroughness Experts: Risk of overpayments high By Sarah Chacko Pentagon audits of its contractor costs have slowed to a trickle in recent years, prompting critics … Continue reading

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Little America: An Afghan town, an American dream and the folly of for-profit war

[Translate] Little America: An Afghan town, an American dream and the folly of for-profit war By David Rohde May 31, 2012 American officials inspect a field in Helmand, 1960s Eight years ago, a 72-year-old American aid worker named Charles Grader … Continue reading

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Officially In: John F. Sopko – from Law Partner to SIGAR

[Translate] June 4, 2012 2:39 am · 2:39 am Officially In: John F. Sopko – from Law Partner to SIGAR On May 23 President Obama announced the appointment of John F. Sopko as the next Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction … Continue reading

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DoD’s contract audit agency hobbled by backlog

[Translate] DoD’s contract audit agency hobbled by backlog By SARAH CHACKO | Last Updated:May 29, 2012 Billions of dollars in defense contract costs could go unaudited because of a mounting backlog at the Pentagon’s audit agency. The number of audits … Continue reading

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Keeping the wheels rolling, civilians play a key role

[Translate] Keeping the wheels rolling, civilians play a key role Story by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Marasky KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – When the most advanced Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles roll into Forward Operating Base Wright for repairs, it’s … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater executives finger CIA in weapons trial

[Translate] Ex-Blackwater executives finger CIA in weapons trial Under fire In 2005, five Blackwater executives presented guns to King Abdullah II when he visited the contractor’s headquarters in Moyock, N.C. Later, they were accused of federal firearms violations and falsifying … Continue reading

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ManTech Awarded Five-Year Contract with a $2.85 Billion Ceiling to Continue Sustainment of U.S. Military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles (FoV)

[Translate] press release June 1, 2012, 1:01 p.m. EDT ManTech Awarded Five-Year Contract with a $2.85 Billion Ceiling to Continue Sustainment of U.S. Military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles (FoV) FAIRFAX, Va., Jun 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) … Continue reading

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Cummings Introduces Legislation to Reform Defense Base Act Insurance Program

[Translate] Cummings Introduces Legislation to Reform Defense Base Act Insurance Program Washington, DC (June 6, 2012) —Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced legislation today that would save taxpayers huge sums of … Continue reading

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DynCorp to Provide Operations Support Services to Joint Special Operations Task Force in Philippines

[Translate] DynCorp to Provide Operations Support Services to Joint Special Operations Task Force in Philippines Contract Valued at up to $198 Million 10:31 GMT, June 8, 2012 FALLS CHURCH, Va. | Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Pacific has awarded DynCorp International (DI) … Continue reading

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