Daily Archives: July 17, 2012

Backlash Widens For Olympics Firm

[Translate] July 16, 2012, 10:57 a.m. ET Backlash Widens For Olympics Firm By CASSELL BRYAN-LOW And ALICE SPERI LONDON—Pressure from British politicians and investors mounted on security contractor G4S GFS.LN -5.73% PLC over its failure to provide enough security guards for … Continue reading

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British Parliament Investigates Olympics ‘Shambles’

[Translate] British Parliament Investigates Olympics ‘Shambles’ By ALAN COWELL Published: July 17, 2012 LONDON — Organizers of the London Olympics scrambled on Tuesday to assure a skeptical nation that a drastic shortfall in security personnel that has forced the deployment … Continue reading

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G4S Olympics Games security row sparks call for mercenary regulation

[Translate] G4S Olympics Games security row sparks call for mercenary regulation 17 July 2012 Charity demands tight controls over private military and security firms The corporation which failed to deliver on its £284 million contract for Olympics security today is … Continue reading

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G4S and the Privatisation of War

[Translate] Ruth Tanner Campaigns and Policy Director at War on Want G4S and the Privatisation of War Posted: 17/07/2012 09:37 The world’s biggest private security corporationG4S, has been having a bad week. But the company has been enjoying a great … Continue reading

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The UN using PMSCs – is that a bad thing?

[Translate] The UN using PMSCs – is that a bad thing? by Birthe Anders on 17 July 2012 ·  A new report on the United Nations’ contracting of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) was published last week. Authored by … Continue reading

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An Alternative Piracy Defense

[Translate] An Alternative Piracy Defense By Lawrence E. Cosgriff and Edward H. Feege, Jr. July 9, 2012 Force, or the threat of force, is an important factor in countering pirate attacks off Somalia. That unsurprising conclusion can be inferred from … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Awarded Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) Task Orders Valued at up to $13.2 Million

[Translate] DynCorp International Awarded Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) Task Orders Valued at up to $13.2 Million FALLS CHURCH, Va. – (July 12, 2012) – The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron and the AFCAP Government Team has recently awarded DynCorp … Continue reading

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Playing host to the security Olympics

[Translate] Tuesday 17 July 2012 Tim Black Playing host to the security Olympics The real scandal is not the incompetence of G4S, it’s the belief that London 2012 needs an army to protect it. It’s the ‘Olympic security fiasco’ according to … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENCE OUTSOURCING IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND IMPLICATIONS

[Translate] INTELLIGENCE OUTSOURCING IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND IMPLICATIONS A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Georgetown University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of … Continue reading

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Judge throws out electrocution lawsuit against KBR; mother will appeal

[Translate] Judge throws out electrocution lawsuit against KBR; mother will appeal Published: Monday, July 16, 2012, 1:47 PM By Joe Mandak – The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A military contractor cannot be held liable in the death of a soldier … Continue reading

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