Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

Briefing Paper: The Defence Materiel Strategy and the GOCO Proposal for Abbey Wood

[Translate] Briefing Paper: The Defence Materiel Strategy and the GOCO Proposal for Abbey Wood The plan for letting the private sector run Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) as a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) organisation has been a prominent element of defence … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Granted Task Order to Provide Aviation Support to U-1

[Translate] DynCorp International Granted Task Order to Provide Aviation Support to U-1 Friday, 27 July 2012 DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a contract to provide aviation support to the U.S. Army by the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command … Continue reading

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Sustaining the UK’s Defence Effort: Contractor Support to Operations Market Dynamics

[Translate] Sustaining the UK’s Defence Effort: Contractor Support to Operations Market Dynamics Contractor support to operations (CSO) has become an essential component of the ability to both deploy and sustain the UK’s military instrument. Contractors provide non-offensive, in-theatre commercial services … Continue reading

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RUSI: U.K.’s Procurement Privatization Plan ‘Dubious’

[Translate] RUSI: U.K.’s Procurement Privatization Plan ‘Dubious’ Jul. 26, 2012 – 07:01PM By ANDREW CHUTER LONDON — A government plan to hand over the running of Britain’s defense procurement and support effort to a private contractor is based on dubious … Continue reading

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Promoting the Concept of ‘UK plc’: A Public-Private Sector Olympic Challenge

[Translate] Promoting the Concept of ‘UK plc’: A Public-Private Sector Olympic Challenge Apr 2012, Vol. 157, No. 2 By Valentina Soria The London 2012 Olympics are the catalyst for a renewed effort to create an effective Public-Private Partnership in the … Continue reading

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US report says Iraq ‘rebuilders’ died by hundreds

[Translate] US report says Iraq ‘rebuilders’ died by hundreds HADI MIZBAN Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 7:29 am  Associated Press In the first tally of its kind, a federal investigative agency has calculated that at least 719 people, nearly half … Continue reading

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Olympic security staff arrested

[Translate] Olympic security staff arrested PA Friday 27 July 2012 Three people who were due to work as security staff at an Olympic venue have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences, the Home Office said today. The trio were … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics: G4S failures prompt further military deployment

[Translate] London 2012 Olympics: G4S failures prompt further military deployment Robert Booth and Nick Hopkins guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 July 2012 11.58 EDT A further 1,200 military personnel are being deployed to help secure the 2012 Olympics in London following the … Continue reading

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