Monthly Archives: July 2012

Plan to privatise equipment agency could endanger troops, report warns

[Translate] Plan to privatise equipment agency could endanger troops, report warns Thinktank raises concerns over MoD proposal to bring in private contractor to operate defence equipment and support agency Richard Norton-Taylor guardian.co.uk, Thursday 26 July 2012 19.05 EDT Ministry of … Continue reading

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Calls to ditch police outsourcing plan after Olympic security ‘fiasco’

[Translate] Calls to ditch police outsourcing plan after Olympic security ‘fiasco’ Rank-and-file police officers have urged the Cambridgeshire force to rethink its plans to outsource services to the firm at the centre of the Olympic security fiasco. Members of the … Continue reading

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Wheels could wobble on Britain’s outsourcing drive

[Translate] Wheels could wobble on Britain’s outsourcing drive Reuters Jul 25, 2012, 08.10PM IST LONDON: National outrage at the failure of G4S to provide the security it promised for the London Olympics is a blow to the British government’s drive … Continue reading

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G4S should make it easier to beat the privatisation racket

[Translate] guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 17 July 2012 17.20 EDT Seumas Milne G4S should make it easier to beat the privatisation racket Scandals are multiplying as the outsourcing drive intensifies. Where is the political voice to reflect a growing public revulsion? If … Continue reading

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The G4S debacle in London is a wake-up call on outsourcing security

[Translate] 18 July 2012, 2.04pm AEST The G4S debacle in London is a wake-up call on outsourcing security Stuff happens. When organising something as big as the Olympic Games some things are bound to go wrong. Sometimes the failures are … Continue reading

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MoD procurement outsourcing plan attacked

[Translate] July 27, 2012 12:03 am MoD procurement outsourcing plan attacked By Carola Hoyos, Defence Correspondent A plan by the Ministry of Defence to hand the £14bn a year procurement of Britain’s military equipment to the private sector has been … Continue reading

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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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