Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sequester and its Impact on Private Security Contractors

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 operating … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life: Suzanne Folsom of Academi

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 series … Continue reading

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JOBLESS TROOPS TO RAKE IN CASH AS MERCENARIES

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

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 environments … Continue reading

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Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood

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 Thursday … Continue reading

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Private security firms under scrutiny in Germany

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 Germany.

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

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 back … Continue reading

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Britam False Flag Hacking Revelations – True or False?

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 to … Continue reading

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

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 the … Continue reading

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

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 of … Continue reading

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