Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

NYPD for Hire

[Translate] NYPD for Hire By Naomi Wolf, The Guardian 18 December 12 No one begrudges an officer doing security work in his own time, but the Paid Detail Unit creates worrying conflicts of interest.

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Private Military And Security Companies In Somalia Need Regulation, says UN expert Group

[Translate] Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 11:22 am Press Release: OHCHR Private Military And Security Companies In Somalia Need Regulation, says UN expert Group GENEVA (18 December 2012) – “As Somalia rebuilds its security institutions, the Government should ensure that private … Continue reading

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Taliban Say Suicide Bomber Targeted U.S. Company In Kabul

[Translate] Reuters.com December 17, 2012 Taliban Say Suicide Bomber Targeted U.S. Company In Kabul By Hamid Shalizi, Reuters KABUL — Afghanistan’s Taliban movement claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul on Monday which targeted a U.S. contracting company and … Continue reading

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DOD Initiative to Address Audit Backlog Shows Promise, but Additional Management Attention Needed to Close Aging Contracts

[Translate] Defense Contracting DOD Initiative to Address Audit Backlog Shows Promise, but Additional Management Attention Needed to Close Aging Contracts GAO-13-131, Dec 18, 2012 What GAO Found To reduce the backlog of incurred cost audits, the Defense Contract Audit Agency … Continue reading

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Arlington Firm Outmuscles Big Boys For Drone Contract

[Translate] Washington Post December 18, 2012 Pg. 15 Arlington Firm Outmuscles Big Boys For Drone Contract By Brendan McGarry, Bloomberg Government Battlespace was founded in 1993 by two former Navy captains who had been passed over for promotion. Two decades … Continue reading

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UK backs US code for security firms

[Translate] Last updated: December 18, 2012 7:26 pm UK backs US code for security firms By Nizar Manek in London It is hoped that the security industry’s private clients, often international oil companies, will follow the two governments’ lead. More … Continue reading

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