Monthly Archives: July 2012

Undercounting Contractor Casualties in Iraq

David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Posted: 07/30/2012 1:06 pm Undercounting Contractor Casualties in Iraq A new report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) provides some detail on the sacrifices made by private … Continue reading

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Snapshot: US Mission Iraq Staffing as of July 2012

Snapshot: US Mission Iraq Staffing as of July 2012 The following numbers and info from the July 30 SIGIR report: As of early July, according to DoS, 15,007 personnel were supporting the U.S. Mission in Iraq: 1,235 U.S. government civilian employees … Continue reading

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What happens now with SA’s guns-for-hire in Somalia?

What happens now with SA’s guns-for-hire in Somalia? Daily Maverick – The United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has this year highlighted the problematic role played by private security companies (PSCs) in Somalia, both in providing assistance to … Continue reading

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Olympic security mess caused by cronyism, not capitalism

Marsden: Olympic security mess caused by cronyism, not capitalism Published: July 30, 2012 10:26 AM By Rachel Marsden  Tribune Media Services It’s hip these days for everyone from world leaders to the Occupy Wall Street crowd to attack free-market, limited-government … Continue reading

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Olympics: Security staff lose keys to Wembley Stadium

Olympics: Security staff lose keys to Wembley Stadium 12:50 PM Monday Jul 30, 2012 Olympic security staff have lost the keys to Wembley Stadium. A furious row erupted in Britain last night as bungling private contractors were blamed for the … Continue reading

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NHS seeks explanation over CSC role in ‘torture flights’

NHS seeks explanation over CSC role in ‘torture flights’ Mark Ballard Monday 30 July 2012 12:15 The Department of Health is seeking an explanation from CSC over allegations the supplier was involved in the illegal rendition of European citizens in … Continue reading

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Book review – Victory for Hire: Private Security Companies’ Impact on Military Effectiveness

Book Review: Victory for Hire: Private Security Companies’ Impact on Military Effectiveness By Molly Dunigan Stanford University Press, 2011 256 pp., $24.95 ISBN: 978–080477–459–8 Reviewed by T.X. Hammes In his January 24, 2011, memorandum entitled “Strategic and Operational Planning for … Continue reading

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Contractors bemoan delays as rookie U.S. buyers learn the ropes

Contractors bemoan delays as rookie U.S. buyers learn the ropes By Nick Taborek, Published: July 29 Claudine Adams, the president of a small technology contractor in Maryland, walked into a routine meeting at an Army base in April and was surprised … Continue reading

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CACI Awarded $261 Million in Previously Unannounced Intelligence Contracts

press release July 30, 2012, 8:17 a.m. EDT CACI Awarded $261 Million in Previously Unannounced Intelligence Contracts ARLINGTON, Va., Jul 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — CACI International Inc CACI +0.45% announced today that it has been awarded more than $261 … Continue reading

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Private security guard at Olympics investigated over alleged abuse of soldier at games venue

Private security guard at Olympics investigated over alleged abuse of soldier at games venue By Associated Press, LONDON — A security guard at the Olympics is under investigation for allegedly insulting a soldier as they worked together at a games … Continue reading

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