Daily Archives: December 7, 2012

South Africa: Western Cape Protests – Bloody Hands in Private Security Firms?

[Translate] South Africa: Western Cape Protests – Bloody Hands in Private Security Firms? By Rebecca Davis, 19 November 2012 analysis The weekend brought another fatality resulting from the Western Cape farm protests. Police have stated unequivocally that his death was … Continue reading

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Why Congress can’t deliberate

[Translate] Why Congress can’t deliberate By Lorelei Kelly December 4, 2012 The new Congress next year will likely inherit high-stakes standoffs over many complicated issues, from financial credibility to immigration. Our elected leaders must be able to make difficult trade-offs … Continue reading

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The Real Scandal Behind Benghazi

[Translate] View From America December 2, 2012, 10:23 am The Real Scandal Behind Benghazi By DAVID ROHDE For conservatives, the Benghazi scandal is a Watergate-like presidential cover-up. For liberals, it is a fabricated Republican witch-hunt — aimed squarely at Susan … Continue reading

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SAID in Afghanistan

[Translate] December 05, 2012 Plunderers and Prey USAID in Afghanistan by MARK GRAHAM Whatever beneficence USAID has doled out over the years has come with a heavy price for Afghans and a heavy price tag for Americans.  In fact, USAID … Continue reading

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McCaskill deserves praise for wartime contracting legislation

[Translate] Published Dec. 4, 2012 Editorial: McCaskill deserves praise for wartime contracting legislation Published as a part of Maneater v. 79, Issue 28 Editorials represent the majority opinion of The Maneater editorial board. Military spending is perhaps one of the … Continue reading

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Belgian Government Plan To Allow PMSCs Questioned

[Translate] Belgian Government Plan To Allow PMSCs Questioned Friday, November 30, 2012 Belgium wants to allow private guards; Unions and military reluctant The project of the Belgian government to allow private military companies on board merchant vessels transiting through the … Continue reading

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Coordination among agencies cuts outlays by more than $20 billion

[Translate] Washington Post December 6, 2012 Pg. 17 Federal Contract Spending Falls 4% Coordination among agencies cuts outlays by more than $20 billion By Josh Hicks The White House budget office on Thursday reported the federal government had reduced contract … Continue reading

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Pentagon May Limit Information Requests Handled By Outside Firms

[Translate] Bloomberg.com December 5, 2012 Pentagon May Limit Information Requests Handled By Outside Firms By Danielle Ivory, Bloomberg News The U.S. Defense Department has drafted regulations identifying Freedom of Information Act work that can’t be outsourced to contractors. The Pentagon … Continue reading

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Senators Question Pentagon On $1 Billion Canceled Program

[Translate] Reuters.com December 5, 2012 Senators Question Pentagon On $1 Billion Canceled Program By Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters WASHINGTON — Leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday blasted the Air Force for wasting $1 billion on a logistics … Continue reading

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CACI Names Valerie Lyons, Rick Dansey to Lead New Business Units, Gil Guarino Retiring; Dan Allen Comments

[Translate] CACI Names Valerie Lyons, Rick Dansey to Lead New Business Units, Gil Guarino Retiring; Dan Allen Comments Posted by Ross Wilkers on December 6, 2012 ·   CACI International (NYSE: CACI) is forming new federal civilian solutions and business systems … Continue reading

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