Daily Archives: March 20, 2013

Pacific Command Contractor Charged With Spying By Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

[Translate] Yahoo.com March 19, 2013 Pacific Command Contractor Charged With Spying By Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press HONOLULU — A civilian defense contractor who works in intelligence at the U.S. Pacific Command has been charged with giving national security secrets to … 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 11:00 AM 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 … Continue reading

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Contractors reap $138bn from Iraq war

[Translate] March 18, 2013 7:30 pm Contractors reap $138bn from Iraq war By Anna Fifield in Washington ©GettyForeign contractors providing a vast array of services, including security, profited handsomely after the 2003 invasion Eight days after the invasion of Iraq … Continue reading

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Another G4S scandal: UK’s privatised asylum housing market is falling apart

[Translate] Another G4S scandal: UK’s privatised asylum housing market is falling apart The sensitive work of housing vulnerable asylum seekers appears to be defeating the world’s biggest security company. A leaked letter from G4S director (a former Rentokil executive) illuminates … Continue reading

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Their secret is out, but for G4S and friends ‘abject disregard’ for human dignity persists

[Translate] Their secret is out, but for G4S and friends ‘abject disregard’ for human dignity persists John Grayson 18 March 2013 Subjects: The scandal of child detention in the UK G4S: securing whose world? Care and justice Landlords get richer. … Continue reading

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CACI-Wexford Group Internationalawarded a $17,918,192 contract

[Translate] Contracts for March 19, 2013 03/19/2013 05:04 PM CDT JOINT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT ORGANIZATION CACI-Wexford Group International, of Vienna, Va., (HQ0682-13-C-0004) is being awarded a $17,918,192 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Joint Expeditionary Team Counter-IED (C-IED) operational support services.  The … Continue reading

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Feds Spend Big on Outside Legal Work

[Translate] Feds Spend Big on Outside Legal Work Andrew Ramonas The National Law Journal 03-13-2013 Contracts from the federal government are a financial staple for plenty of industries — and it turns out that law is no exception. During the … Continue reading

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Halliburton, KBR Whistle-Blower’s Case Revived on Appeal

[Translate] Halliburton, KBR Whistle-Blower’s Case Revived on Appeal By Tom Schoenberg – 2013-03-18T22:54:10Z Halliburton Co. and KBR Inc. (KBR) must face a whistle-blower lawsuit that was revived by a federal appeals court, which ruled that military operations in Iraq exempted … Continue reading

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Pilot launched for private maritime security company benchmark

[Translate] Pilot launched for private maritime security company benchmark by Lloyd’s List — last modified Mar 14, 2013 11:52 AM The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is about to launch its certification pilot for private maritime security companies (PMSCs) and … Continue reading

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Remember Blackwater?

[Translate] Remember Blackwater? Outsourcing the Iraq War to private firms marked a new phase in America’s military industrial complex. The past decade has been full of profit, scandal and lawsuits. Originally aired on March 19, 2013 Hosted by: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

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