Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition: PMSC and the Arab Spring

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition: PMSC and the Arab Spring Posted: 08/27/2012 1:12 pm If you ever watched the science fiction television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine you … Continue reading

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IG: Health care contractor benefited from sham veteran-owned businesses

[Translate] IG: Health care contractor benefited from sham veteran-owned businesses By Bob Brewin August 21, 2012 Health Net Inc., a large company with revenues of $11.9 billion in 2011, encouraged a Veterans Affairs Department employee to set up a service-disabled … Continue reading

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GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENT CHARGING THREE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATION IN ALLEGED $54 MILLION PROCUREMENT FRAUD, BRIBERY

[Translate] Department of Justice United States Attorney David B. Barlow District of Utah FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MELODIE RYDALCH WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012 (801) 325-3206 GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENT CHARGING THREE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATION IN ALLEGED $54 MILLION PROCUREMENT FRAUD, BRIBERY SALT … Continue reading

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Open General Trade Control Licence (Maritime Anti-Piracy): List of companies registered to use the licence

[Translate] Open General Trade Control Licence (Maritime Anti-Piracy): List of companies registered to use the licence Background Notes This list is compiled and published by the Export Control Organisation (ECO). It lists companies who are registered to use the Open … Continue reading

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Civilian and Private Security Contractors – Yes, They’re Here to Stay

[Translate] Civilian and Private Security Contractors – Yes, They’re Here to Stay 27 August 2012 In an era of shrinking defense budgets and leaner armed forces, civilian and private contractors are increasingly fulfilling security operations once associated with regular armed … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Violence and Security

[Translate] The Privatization of Violence and Security 27 Aug 2012 There is a long and well-established tradition of using civilians to support defense and security policies. Prior to 1858, for example, the British East India Company used its 200,000-strong private … Continue reading

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