Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

Companies seek to dismiss suit on burn-pit risk

[Translate] Companies seek to dismiss suit on burn-pit risk By Patricia Kime – Staff writer Posted : Friday Jul 13, 2012 18:01:00 EDT A federal judge in Maryland will hear a motion Monday to dismiss a group of lawsuits filed … Continue reading

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G4S’s Buckles is no bungler. Analysis of an interview

[Translate] G4S’s Buckles is no bungler. Analysis of an interview Tony Curzon Price , 14 July 2012 Subjects: Nick Buckles, CEO of G4S, was not the speech-and-thought-challenged buffoon he appeared to be on his mea-not-so-culpa interview on the BBC’s flagship … Continue reading

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Policing privatisation: mortally injured but not yet deceased

[Translate] Policing privatisation: mortally injured but not yet deceased Jo Jones , 14 July 2012 Subjects: Civil society Democracy and government G4S: securing whose world? West Midlands against Policing for Profit is a group aiming to prevent the privatisation of … Continue reading

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Ministers ‘were warned about G4S’

[Translate] 11:46pm, Sat 14 Jul 2012 G4S ‘hitch completely normal’ Ministers ‘were warned about G4S’ Last updated Sun 15 Jul 2012 Home Office ministers were warned 10 months ago of problems with G4S’s ability to provide security for the London … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt: Olympic security fiasco ‘completely normal’

[Translate] Jeremy Hunt: Olympic security fiasco ‘completely normal’ By Steve Hayes Jul 15, 2012 London – British Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says it is “completely normal” for a contractor to fail to meet its contractual obligations. As reported in Digital … Continue reading

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CQ Researcher Privatizing the Military

[Translate] CQ Researcher Privatizing the Military v.22-25 Marcia Clemmitt, The CQ Researcher Buy this Electronic PDF Buy this Single Copy The United States and other nations increasingly rely on private contractors, many of them armed, to guard military bases, protect … Continue reading

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G4S could lose £50m due to Olympic Games security shambles

[Translate] G4S could lose £50m due to Olympic Games security shambles Security company says it ‘deeply regrets’ shortfall in workforce, resulting in call for military backup at Games sites Ben Quinn The Guardian, Friday 13 July 2012 Private security firm … Continue reading

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DynCorp wins USAF support orders

[Translate] DynCorp wins USAF support orders Published: July 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 13 (UPI) — DynCorp International has announced the receipt of three U.S. Air Force task orders worth a total of $13.2 million for … Continue reading

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Final US audit of reconstruction effort in Iraq says billions of dollars likely wasted

[Translate] Final US audit of reconstruction effort in Iraq says billions of dollars likely wasted By Associated Press, Published: July 13 WASHINGTON — After years of following the paper trail of $51 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars provided to rebuild a … Continue reading

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DynCorp Says US Drug Policy Bars Ecuadoreans’ Herbicide Suit

[Translate] DynCorp Says US Drug Policy Bars Ecuadoreans’ Herbicide Suit By Karlee Weinmann Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 6:05 PM ET) — Government contractor DynCorp International Inc. asked a federal judge Thursday to grant it summary judgment in a … Continue reading

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