Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

Private security firms on Kabul-Herat highway closed – Afghan official

[Translate] BBC Monitoring South Asia – Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring February 14, 2013 Thursday Private security firms on Kabul-Herat highway closed – Afghan official Excerpt from report by privately-owned Afghan Arzu TV on 13 February [Presenter] The Afghan … Continue reading

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The Private Security Companies; Fire under the Ashes

[Translate] Khaama Press February 13, 2013 Wednesday The Private Security Companies; Fire under the Ashes DATELINE: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Feb. 13 — By Mohmmad Rasouli It’s been more than a decade that the Afghan people have been panicking about the risk … Continue reading

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Pentagon Fails to Explain Sole-Source Contracts, GAO Says

[Translate] Pentagon Fails to Explain Sole-Source Contracts, GAO Says By Charles S. Clark February 11, 2013 The Defense Department has made scant headway in justifying its awards of sole-source contracting as required under a fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, the … Continue reading

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Issa Proposes Contractor Responsibility Reforms

[Translate] February 11, 2013 Issa Proposes Contractor Responsibility Reforms February 15, 2013 Rep. Darrell Issa Suspension and debarment—the process by which federal agencies exclude miscreant or poorly performing individuals and companies from receiving taxpayer funds—has long been a hot topic in Washington, and no … Continue reading

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The $360 Billion Gorilla in the Sequestration Debate

[Translate] The $360 Billion Gorilla in the Sequestration Debate February 11, 2013 The debate surrounding Pentagon sequestration—the planned reductions to Pentagon spending scheduled to go into effect in March—is raging. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has said the spending reductions would lead … Continue reading

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$7.3 million Afghan police headquarters funded by U.S. sits unused

[Translate] $7.3 million Afghan police headquarters funded by U.S. sits unused Imam Sahib Border Police Company Headquarters.  Photo by USACE-TAN. Only 12 people are using an Afghan police compound with a capacity of 175 people, and they don’t have keys for … Continue reading

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There’s no turning a cargo ship into a battle ship

[Translate] There’s no turning a cargo ship into a battle ship 31 Jan 2013 SMS has created an alternative to standard citadels by modifying a shipping container to become a secure room The sophistication of onboard anti-piracy technology is increasing … Continue reading

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Kuwait Crash May Leave Army Contractor Liable

[Translate] Friday, February 15, 2013 Kuwait Crash May Leave Army Contractor Liable By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN   (CN) – A military contractor must face negligence claims over its employment of a K-9 handler who crashed into a police car in Kuwait, … Continue reading

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G4S boss Buckles on his hairy Olympics moment

[Translate] G4S boss Buckles on his hairy Olympics moment By Elizabeth Anderson Friday, 25 January 2013 Chief executive of Olympics security blunderer G4S Nick Buckles on being grilled by the select committee, hairstyles and hanging on to his job.

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G4S makes history by securing the UK’s first police-free international football match

[Translate] G4S makes history by securing the UK’s first police-free international football match Published on 13 Feb 2013 All parties gave the green light for the event to be police-free having assessed G4S capability G4S Events, Europe’s leading independent event … Continue reading

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