Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sequester and its Impact on Private Security Contractors

[Translate] Kerry Patton Sequester and its Impact on Private Security Contractors Posted: 02/22/2013 12:37 pm Mercenaries, defense contractors, private security contractors, call them what you like. As unfortunate it may be for some to accept, those who carry guns overseas … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life: Suzanne Folsom of Academi

[Translate] Corruption Currents Commentary and news about money laundering, bribery, terrorism finance and sanctions. Academi Suzanne Folsom February 20, 2013, 9:59 AM   A Day In the Life: Suzanne Folsom of Academi   Day In the Life is an occasional … Continue reading

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JOBLESS TROOPS TO RAKE IN CASH AS MERCENARIES

[Translate] JOBLESS TROOPS TO RAKE IN CASH AS MERCENARIES 24th February 2013 By Deborah Sherwood REDUNDANT British squaddies are in for a bonanza payday as mercenaries in war-torn Africa.

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Oversight Mechanism Will Promote and Advance Private Security Contractors’ Respect for Human Rights

[Translate] Oversight Mechanism Will Promote and Advance Private Security Contractors’ Respect for Human Rights For Immediate Release: February 25, 2013 Washington, DC – In a significant step that will advance private security contractors’ respect for human rights while operating in complex … Continue reading

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Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood

[Translate] Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood By John GossJan 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm Benghazi is about to explode with an event which, judging from past experience, is likely to have NATO retaliation at its leading edge. On … Continue reading

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Private security firms under scrutiny in Germany

[Translate] Security Private security firms under scrutiny in Germany Since the recent move by online retailer Amazon to fire a private security company over allegations of racism, the role of private security providers has been put in the spotlight in … Continue reading

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UN human rights experts urge greater oversight of private security firms in Honduras

[Translate] UN human rights experts urge greater oversight of private security firms in Honduras Chairperson of the Working Group on the use of Mercenaires Faiza Patel. UN Photo/Violaine Martin 25 February 2013 – A group of United Nations independent experts … Continue reading

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Britam False Flag Hacking Revelations – True or False?

[Translate] Britam False Flag Hacking Revelations – True or False? On the 30th January a story was published in the Daily Mail that referred to a hack that seemingly showed Britam  (A British private security firm) leaders considering taking money … Continue reading

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Greece: Blackwater mercenaries guarding Govt and overseeing police; coup feared

[Translate] Greece: Blackwater mercenaries guarding Govt and overseeing police; coup feared Posted on February 25, 2013 Blackwater mercenaries are currently overseeing the police in Greece as rumours of a coup abound. We understand the situation is extremely tense and that … Continue reading

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Actions Needed to Explore Additional Opportunities to Gain Efficiencies in Acquiring Foreign Language Support

[Translate] Defense Contracting Actions Needed to Explore Additional Opportunities to Gain Efficiencies in Acquiring Foreign Language Support GAO-13-251R, Feb 25, 2013 What GAO Found DOD has taken some steps to gain efficiencies in its approach to contracting for certain types … Continue reading

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