Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

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

[Translate] 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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Quietly Ends Iraqi Police Training, Its Last Major Baghdad Project

[Translate] U.S. Quietly Ends Iraqi Police Training, Its Last Major Baghdad Project By Spencer Ackerman 03.18.13 Iraqi police under U.S. mentorship practice apprehending a suspect at the al-Kut police station, October 2008. Photo: U.S. Army/Flickr It was the last major … Continue reading

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PSC Firearms

[Translate] PSC Firearms … 7. Private security companies (PSC) hold between 1.7 and 3.7 million firearms worldwide, an estimate based on extrapolations from reported inventories. If undeclared, and illegally held, weapons were to be included, the global PSC stockpile would be far higher. … Continue reading

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Stuck In A Rut? Drivers In Kabul Know The Feeling.

[Translate] Washington Post March 18, 2013 Pg. 6 Stuck In A Rut? Drivers In Kabul Know The Feeling. International donors have largely ignored Afghan capital’s 900 miles of bad roads By Richard Leiby IN KABUL — It’s a street like … Continue reading

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Government asks federal judge to dismiss KBR’s suit against it

[Translate]   Government asks federal judge to dismiss KBR’s suit against it   By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on March 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM KBR Inc. is responsible for its own costs … Continue reading

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Eastern District of Virginia rules that employer cannot arbitrate False Claims Act retaliation claims

[Translate] Eastern District of Virginia rules that employer cannot arbitrate False Claims Act retaliation claims Proskauer Rose LLP Connie Bertram and Amy Blackwood March 15 2013 On Wednesday, the Eastern District of Virginia declared an arbitration provision in an independent … Continue reading

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