Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Growth in federal contracts called unsustainable

[Translate] Growth in federal contracts called unsustainable By Tom Shoop July 18, 2012 Federal and industry officials questioned Wednesday whether changes are needed to rein in the growth of multiple award contracts, especially those run by individual agencies. In the … Continue reading

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Public Accounts Committee – Ninth Report: Preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

[Translate] Public Accounts Committee – Ninth Report Preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 16 July 2012.

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Jimmy Mubenga death: G4S guards will not face charges

[Translate] Jimmy Mubenga death: G4S guards will not face charges Crown Prosecution Service says three escorts will not be charged over death of Angolan refugee on deportation flight Paul Lewis and Matthew Taylor guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 17 July 2012 11.11 EDT … Continue reading

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Now we have glimpsed how G4S goes about ‘securing our world’

[Translate] Now we have glimpsed how G4S goes about ‘securing our world’ Stuart Weir , 18 July 2012 It is time to investigate how the world’s biggest security company operates in the most sensitive areas of our public sphere. So … Continue reading

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Profiting from punishment: should the private sector run children’s prisons?

[Translate] Profiting from punishment: should the private sector run children’s prisons? Emmeline Plews , 18 July 2012 About the author Emmeline Plews, the undergraduate winner of the John Howard Essay Prize 2012, is entering her final year studying Classics at … Continue reading

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British Parliament Criticizes Olympic Security Preparations

[Translate] British Parliament Criticizes Olympic Security Preparations Related Articles Olympic Security: A ‘Humiliating Shambles’ London Olympics Security Contractor Can’t Fill Jobs British Police Arrest Seven Terror Suspects VOA News July 19, 2012 A British parliamentary committee report released Thursday says … Continue reading

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Private Security, Public Humiliation

[Translate] Comment: Private Security, Public Humiliation We should count our blessings that the service of last resort was at hand in the wake of the G4S fiasco, says Royston Martis. Date – 19th July 2012 Courtesy of – Royston Martis … Continue reading

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Privatizing the Military: Does the U.S. overuse private contractors?

[Translate] Privatizing the Military July 13, 2012 • Volume 22, Issue 25 Does the U.S. overuse private contractors? By Marcia Clemmitt Overview The surveillance operation might never have come to light if the small plane hadn’t developed mechanical trouble over … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Background of the Man Who Ran a CIA Assassination Unit

[Translate] Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Conor Friedersdorf – Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, … Continue reading

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Embattled G4S boss Nick Buckles apologises for Olympic security fiasco but says company will claim £57m ‘management fee’

[Translate] Embattled G4S boss Nick Buckles apologises for Olympic security fiasco but says company will claim £57m ‘management fee’ In a bruising appearance in the Commons, Nick Buckles agreed with MPs that the episode had been a “humiliating shambles” for … Continue reading

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