Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

British Helicopter Search-and-Rescue’s Future: Civilian Contractors

[Translate] British Helicopter Search-and-Rescue’s Future: Civilian Contractors Jun 18, 2012 11:55 EDT   The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) provide a 24-hour military and civil helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) service for the UK … Continue reading

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Bomb kills security contractor in Iraq’s north

[Translate] Bomb kills security contractor in Iraq’s north June 17, 2012 08:46 GMT %reldate(2012-06-17T08:39:20 BAGHDAD (AP) — A provincial police officer in Iraq says a roadside bomb has killed one security contractor and wounded three others working for a Turkish … Continue reading

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KBR, Guard soldiers due back in court in sodium dichromate case

[Translate] KBR, Guard soldiers due back in court in sodium dichromate case Published: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 9:05 PM     Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012, 8:49 AM By Mike Francis, The Oregonian After increasingly testy filings in U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Spies in Africa’s Skies: New Contractors for the Pentagon

[Translate] Spies in Africa’s Skies: New Contractors for the Pentagon by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog June 18th, 2012 In 1994, a Turkish couple named Fatih and Emren Ozmen, bought up a nondescript company named Sierra Nevada Corporation in the small town of … Continue reading

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South Africa: Salient Features of the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill

[Translate] Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane/Pretoria) South Africa: Salient Features of the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill By Sabelo Gumedze, 18 June 2012 According to the latest figures, there are over 1,78 million private security officers registered in South … Continue reading

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DoD Doing Less Business With GSA Supply Schedules

[Translate] Federal Times June 18, 2012 Pg. 6 DoD Doing Less Business With GSA Supply Schedules By Sarah Chacko The General Services Administration’s federal supply schedules program offers government agencies rock-bottom prices on everything from plastic tarps to engineering services. … Continue reading

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