Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

Lockheed unveils memorial for contractors

[Translate] Lockheed unveils memorial for contractors By Marjorie Censer, Published: September 16 Teofilo Evans and Sidney Hanspard, both Air Force veterans turned Lockheed Martin contractors, were in the break room at an Afghanistan base in April last year when disaster struck. … Continue reading

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Mercenaries: Are the ‘dogs of war’ still prevalent in Africa?

[Translate] Mercenaries: Are the ‘dogs of war’ still prevalent in Africa? By Ciugu Mwagiru Posted  Sunday, September 16  2012 at  01:00 In Summary Claims about the intervention of foreign mercenaries in African conflicts are not unusual, as the soldiers of fortune otherwise … Continue reading

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Operational Contract Support: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

[Translate] Operational Contract Support: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future Hearings   Sep 12 2012 10:00 AM Full Committee Rayburn House Office Building – 2118 Watch Live Majority Statements Chairman Buck McKeon Witness Panel 1 Honorable Alan F. … Continue reading

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State Department Denies Holding Up Blackwater Libya Contract

[Translate] State Department Denies Holding Up Blackwater Libya Contract Academi, the company formerly known as Blackwater, was ready “two months ago” to go to Libya to protect diplomatic assets, a former Bush Administration official and another source say. “No truth to … Continue reading

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Nisoor Square Anniversary Reminder of Need to Close Accountability Gap

[Translate] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 14, 2012 CONTACT: Brenda Bowser Soder, bowsersoderb@humanrightsfirst.org, (202) 370-3323 Nisoor Square Anniversary Reminder of Need to Close Accountability Gap Washington, DC – Five years ago this Sunday, Sept. 16, private security contractors working for … Continue reading

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Despite investigation, Leonie can still get contracts

[Translate] Despite investigation, Leonie can still get contracts by Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY Updated 2d 1h ago WASHINGTON — The military’s top propaganda contractor in Afghanistan is a candidate for new taxpayer-funded work despite the suspension of a co-owner … Continue reading

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Tragic ‘lack of security’ at Libya consulate

[Translate] Tragic ‘lack of security’ at Libya consulate By ANDY SOLTIS Last Updated: 5:42 AM, September 15, 2012 Posted: 1:17 AM, September 15, 2012 The US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, didn’t have a standard security contract offered to at-risk American … Continue reading

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Battlefield rotations could be bad for contract management

[Translate] Battlefield rotations could be bad for contract management By Matthew Weigelt Sep 14, 2012 As defense officials have tried to get a grasp on its mismanaged contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan through the years, one factor that has emerged … Continue reading

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SEAL vets drawn to security contracting

[Translate] SEAL vets drawn to security contracting Men from SD killed in Libya served with private State Dept force By Gretel C. Kovach Saturday, September 15, 2012 The American public has taken comfort for more than six decades in the … Continue reading

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Somalia: Puntland Rejects ABC Media Criticism of Anti-Piracy Force

[Translate] Somalia: Puntland Rejects ABC Media Criticism of Anti-Piracy Force September 13, 2012 11:33 PRESS RELEASE Puntland Government rejects baseless allegations and misleading connotations aiming to criticize the anti-piracy training program in Puntland State of Somalia. In a video and … Continue reading

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