Daily Archives: October 21, 2012

As Iraq, Afghan wars end, private security firms adapt

[Translate] As Iraq, Afghan wars end, private security firms adapt October 21, 2012|Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | Reuters (Chris Detrick Reuters, REUTERS) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On a rooftop terrace blocks from the White House, a collection of former soldiers … Continue reading

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As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind

[Translate] TheDailyBeast.com October 21, 2012 As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind While the U.S. has spent billions on translators, who often place themselves and their families at risk to work with coalition forces, just … Continue reading

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Panel: Federal Workers’ Salary Gap Grows

[Translate] Washington Post October 20, 2012 Pg. 4 Panel: Federal Workers’ Salary Gap Grows Council attributes difference with private sector to U.S. pay freeze By Eric Yoder White-collar federal employees are underpaid on average by about 35 percent compared with … Continue reading

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We’ve Seen This Video Before: Drunk Security Contractors Gone Wild

[Translate] Oct 19, 2012 We’ve Seen This Video Before: Drunk Security Contractors Gone Wild When we first heard that ABC News was working on a story about U.S. security contractors in Afghanistan getting drunk and doing drugs, we had one … Continue reading

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Groups Urge Congress to Lower the Cap on Maximum Allowable Compensation Paid to All Pentagon Contractor Employees

[Translate] Groups Urge Congress to Lower the Cap on Maximum Allowable Compensation Paid to All Pentagon Contractor Employees October 18, 2012 Chairman Carl Levin                                                   Chairman Buck McKeon Senate Armed Services Committee                            House Armed Services Committee 228 Russell Senate Building                                       … Continue reading

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