Monthly Archives: September 2012

Security At Libya Outpost Faulted

[Translate] Washington Post September 30, 2012 Pg. 1 Security At Libya Outpost Faulted Threat to U.S. underestimated; Slain envoy held hopes for power of diplomacy By Ernesto Londono and Abigail Hauslohner On the eve of his death, U.S. Ambassador J. … Continue reading

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SA-linked military firm loses anti-piracy contract

[Translate] SA-linked military firm loses anti-piracy contract September 29 2012 at 03:42pm By Ivor Powell Somalia – Controversial SA-linked private military operator Sterling Corporate Services, aka Saracen International, has lost its anti-piracy contract in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland. … Continue reading

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Tribal Warfare

[Translate] Foreign Policy Magazine Tribal Warfare Why did the Pentagon award a $7 million Afghanistan security contract to this group of Native Americans in Oklahoma? BY JOHN REED | SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 The Muscogee Nation, part of the Creek Indian … Continue reading

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Will No One Rid Me of This Turbulent Company?

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Will No One Rid Me of This Turbulent Company? Posted: 09/28/2012 10:38 am Now that the London Olympics are receding into memory and the world has moved on to … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Helps Fight Corruption by Hosting Investigative Reporting Training for Timorese Journalists

[Translate] DynCorp International Helps Fight Corruption by Hosting Investigative Reporting Training for Timorese Journalists September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm Casals & Associates, a DynCorp International company, as an implementing partner in the Foti Timor-Leste Project, continues to sharpen skills … Continue reading

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Alcatel-lucent Subsidiary Agrees to Pay U.S. $4.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

[Translate] Friday, September 21, 2012 12-1144Civil Division Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs Alcatel-lucent Subsidiary Agrees to Pay U.S. $4.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to $250 Million Contract for 911 Emergency Response System in Iraq … Continue reading

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Fighting Piracy Goes Awry With Killings of Fishermen

[Translate] Fighting Piracy Goes Awry With Killings of Fishermen By Alan Katz – Sep 17, 2012 10:03 AM ET The Nordic Fighter tanker was sailing south in the Red Sea under oppressive summer heat as Mohammed Ali Quanas headed west … Continue reading

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Bill will put the screws on private security industry

[Translate] Bill will put the screws on private security industry 28 Sep 2012 00:00 – Lynley Donnelly Proposed changes to the law governing the private security sector could threaten an industry with a R50-billion annual turnover. Our Coverage Mine security … Continue reading

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Two G4S Directors Quit Over Olympic Failure

[Translate] Two G4S Directors Quit Over Olympic Failure Sky News Two G4S Directors Quit Over Olympic Failure Two directors of security firm G4S have resigned after the company announced the findings of an independent review into its Olympics contract. Chief … Continue reading

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State government employees out-earn private sector peers by 6 percent, study finds

[Translate] State government employees out-earn private sector peers by 6 percent, study finds By Amanda Palleschi September 27, 2012 Maciej Walczak/Shutterstock.com The debate over how public and private sector compensation stacks up is playing out at both the state and … Continue reading

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