Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Al Gore Reinventions Helped Create USIS’s Outsourced Clearances

[Translate] USIS was privatized as part of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s effort to “reinvent” government by reducing the size of the civil service, according to a 2011 report by the Congressional Research Service. Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty … Continue reading

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Beechcraft Global Mission Support Receives Contract Extension to Support Iraq Air Force King Air Fleet

[Translate] Beechcraft Global Mission Support Receives Contract Extension to Support Iraq Air Force King Air Fleet Source: Beechcraft Corporation Created: June 19, 2013 It was awarded a 28-month contract extension for contractor logistics support for the Iraq Air Force King … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden, Booz Allen Hamilton, “NATO 3″: Connecting the Dots

[Translate] Edward Snowden, Booz Allen Hamilton, “NATO 3″: Connecting the Dots Steve Horn, June 23, 2013 Today’s breaking news is that Edward Snowden – a Booz Allen Hamilton contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) who released internal NSA documents … Continue reading

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G4S plc : UK Policing Support Services

[Translate] G4S plc : UK Policing Support Services 06/24/2013| 07:22am US/Eastern Police could save £1 billion by following Lincolnshire’s lead A new report shows Lincolnshire Police Service partnership with private sector improving service and delivering greater savings than forecast One … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire Police Deal With G4S Saves £5m

[Translate] Lincolnshire Police Deal With G4S Saves £5m Lincolnshire Police slashes its budget and also cuts crime in the first 12 months of a 10-year deal with security firm G4S. 9:58am UK, Monday 24 June 2013 G4S took over back-office … Continue reading

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Subcontractors in Afghanistan Do Crazy Things When They Don’t Get Paid

[Translate] Report: Subcontractors in Afghanistan Do Crazy Things When They Don’t Get Paid —By Thomas Stackpole Mon Jun. 24, 2013 3:00 AM PDT USACE Afghanistan Engineer District—South/Flickr A new report released last week suggests that shoddy contracting practices are fomenting … Continue reading

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If Defense Contractors Are Rich, Why Aren’t Their Workers Paid?

[Translate] June 21, 2013 If Defense Contractors Are Rich, Why Aren’t Their Workers Paid? Posted by Sarah Stillman The headlines to emerge from the shadier corners of private defense contracting these days are, generally, stories of extravagance. Just last week, … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Private Military and Security Industry

[Translate] Dimitrios Machairas, Probing International Security 18 june 2013 The Rise of the Private Military and Security Industry   The trend of outsourcing government functions to private contractors contributed to the creation and impressive growth of private military and security … Continue reading

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After Benghazi, embassy security checks hit by sequester

[Translate] After Benghazi, embassy security checks hit by sequester Jun. 20, 2013 – 06:00AM   | By JIM McELHATTON Since last September’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department’s inspector general’s office has concentrated its ‘limited resources’ … Continue reading

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Barrett Brown vs. the Private Intelligence Business

[Translate] Urizenus Sklar irl Peter Ludlow, Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University Barrett Brown vs. the Private Intelligence Business Posted: 06/23/2013 5:12 pm In June of 2011, the journalist Barrett Brown published an article in the Guardian, outlining a sinister … Continue reading

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