Daily Archives: June 22, 2013

Chart: How Booz Allen Hamilton Swallowed Washington

[Translate] Chart: How Booz Allen Hamilton Swallowed Washington By Drake Bennett, Caroline Savello, and Robert Levinson on June 13, 2013 Because it provides the government with data services rather than fighter jets—and because so much of its work is classified—Booz … Continue reading

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DynCorp Accused of Being a Deadbeat

[Translate] DynCorp Accused of Being a Deadbeat June 18, 2013 Large federal contractor DynCorp International was recently hit with a breach of contract lawsuit, filed by a Turkish construction firm that worked for DynCorp in Afghanistan on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading

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Corporate Spooks Are Watching You: The Dangerous Rise of the Industrial-Surveillance Complex

[Translate] Corporate Spooks Are Watching You: The Dangerous Rise of the Industrial-Surveillance Complex   Joshua Holland by Joshua Holland | June 21, 2013 – 9:27am Whether one views Edward Snowden as a hero or a villain, perhaps we could all … Continue reading

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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States

[Translate] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States A Rule by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 06/21/2013

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Corporatizing National Security

[Translate] Weekend Edition June 21-23, 2013 What It Means Corporatizing National Security by RALPH NADER Privacy is a sacred word to many Americans, as demonstrated by the recent uproar over the brazen invasion of it by the Patriot Act-enabled National … Continue reading

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Afghan Claims For Pay Put Americans At Risk Alleged contractor debts yield threats of violence, inspector’s report says

[Translate] Washington Post June 21, 2013 Pg. 9 Afghan Claims For Pay Put Americans At Risk Alleged contractor debts yield threats of violence, inspector’s report says By Tim Craig KABUL — U.S. and other foreign contractors owe Afghan workers and … Continue reading

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A Marriage Of Convenience

[Translate] A Marriage Of Convenience By Charles P. Pierce I have had a little fun at the expense of Edward Snowden, and his apparent belief that, in many ways, he is living in the pages of an airport spy novel. … Continue reading

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Booz Allen Hamilton Hired Edward Snowden Despite Concerns About Resume Discrepancies

[Translate] Booz Allen Hamilton Hired Edward Snowden Despite Concerns About Resume Discrepancies Reuters  |  Posted: 06/20/2013 8:42 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/21/2013 9:28 am EDT By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON June 20 (Reuters) – Hiring screeners at Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for … Continue reading

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U.S. Probes Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker

[Translate] U.S. Probes Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker By DION NISSENBAUM WASHINGTON—Federal inspectors have been conducting a criminal investigation for more than a year of the company that performed a background check on Edward Snowden, the former systems analyst who … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden and Booz: How Privatizing Leads to Crony Corruption

[Translate] Edward Snowden and Booz: How Privatizing Leads to Crony Corruption Contractors recruit government employees, then lease them back to the government — where they do the same jobs at much higher cost. Norm Ornstein Jun 20 2013, 9:03 AM … Continue reading

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