Monthly Archives: March 2013

POGO Challenges DoD’s Disclosure of Budgeting and Spending Service Contract Data

POGO Challenges DoD’s Disclosure of Budgeting and Spending Service Contract Data October 24, 2012 | Danielle Brian, Paul Chassy, Ph.D., J.D. Senator Sherrod Brown 713 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 478 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC … Continue reading

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Richmond Man Indicted for Theft of Generators from American Military Base in Iraq

Richmond Man Indicted for Theft of Generators from American Military Base in Iraq U.S. Attorney’s Office March 21, 2013 Eastern District of Virginia (804) 819-5400 RICHMOND, VA—Reuben Thomas, 35, of Richmond, Virginia, was indicted today for the theft of two … Continue reading

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Senators press Army to step up contractor suspensions

Senators press Army to step up contractor suspensions By Charles S. Clark December 11, 2012 Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Charlie Riedel/AP The Army is taking too long to suspend and debar unethical contractors working in Afghanistan, heightening the risk that … Continue reading

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Sebastian Junger Launches Medical Training Program For Freelance Journalists In War Zones

Michael Calderonemichael.calderone@huffingtonpost.com Sebastian Junger Launches Medical Training Program For Freelance Journalists In War Zones Posted: 03/20/2012 3:01 pm NEW YORK — Tim Hetherington didn’t have to die in Libya. It’s that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend … Continue reading

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The real winners in the war

The Philadelphia Inquirer March 31, 2013 Sunday CITY-D Edition Worldview: The real winners in the war; Estimates on U.S. waste run as high as $60 billion. But don’t think this will stop anytime soon. BYLINE: By Trudy Rubin; Inquirer Columnist … Continue reading

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No-bid U.S. government contracts jump 9 percent, despite push for competition

No-bid U.S. government contracts jump 9 percent, despite push for competition By Danielle Ivory, Published: March 17 President Obama in 2009 told federal agencies that no-bid contracts were “wasteful’’ and “inefficient.’’ Four years later, his administration spent more money on non-competitive … Continue reading

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Niger UAV Base Begs Question of Contractor Role

Niger UAV Base Begs Question of Contractor Role With President Obama’s official mention of 100 servicemen heading to Niger to set up the US latest unmanned drone program, BTW couldn’t help but wonder how many contractors will be included in … Continue reading

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Money For Infrastructure? Afghanistan Has Plenty.

Washington Post February 28, 2013 Pg. 13 Fine Print Money For Infrastructure? Afghanistan Has Plenty. By Walter Pincus President Obama’s “Fix-It-First” program to repair bridges, proposed in his State of the Union address on Feb. 12, may be getting a … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Propaganda firm owner boasted of online smears

Lawsuit: Propaganda firm owner boasted of online smears Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY8a.m. EST December 14, 2012 Camille Chidiac is being sued for fraud in a case in which the plaintiff alleges he stole company secrets. (Photo: Screengrab)

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Granddad ‘mercenary trained in Ukraine’

Granddad ‘mercenary trained in Ukraine’ December 5, 2012 Christine Flatley AAP A Victorian grandfather trained at the International Bodyguard Association in Ukraine so he could fight the Indonesian government as a mercenary in West Papua, a court has heard.

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