Monthly Archives: June 2013

Privatizing War: Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law

[Translate] Privatizing War: Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law Lindsey Cameron (Author), Vincent Chetail (Author) Book Description Publication Date: April 15, 2013 | ISBN-10: 1107032407 | ISBN-13: 978-1107032408 A growing number of states use private military and … Continue reading

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REINVENT PRIVATE SECURITY: FROM MERCENARIES’ ARMIES TO THE SECURITY SERVICES CORPORATIST STRUCTURE

[Translate] REINVENT PRIVATE SECURITY: FROM MERCENARIES’ ARMIES TO THE SECURITY SERVICES CORPORATIST STRUCTURE Florescu, Virgil-Nicu. The International Annual Scientific Session Strategies XXI 2: 9-15. Bucharest: “Carol I” National Defence University. (2012) Abstract (summary) The security need has been throughout all time … Continue reading

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Company allegedly misled government about security clearance checks

[Translate] Company allegedly misled government about security clearance checks By Tom Hamburger and Zachary A. Goldfarb, E-mail the writers Federal investigators have told lawmakers they have evidence that USIS, the contractor that screened Edward Snowden for his top-secret clearance, repeatedly … Continue reading

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Immigration Reform: Good News for Contractors

[Translate] Immigration Reform: Good News for Contractors Senators accepted a $40 billion “border surge” compromise to win support for comprehensive reform—but who stands to gain from what the bill’s own sponsor called “almost overkill”? —By Gavin Aronsen Wed Jun. 26, … Continue reading

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Bathrooms, Burn Pits, and Battlefield Torts: The Need for a Particularized, Contextual Approach to the Combatant Activities Exception after Saleh and Al Shimari

[Translate] North Carolina Law Review 2013 Bathrooms, Burn Pits, and Battlefield Torts: The Need for a Particularized, Contextual Approach to the Combatant Activities Exception after Saleh and Al Shimari BY S. Yasir Latifi The D.C. Circuit’s 2009 decision in Saleh … Continue reading

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Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Improvements Needed in the Oversight of the Medical-Support Services and Award-Fee Processes Under the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Base Operations Support Services Contract

[Translate] Audit Report 06-26-2013 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Improvements Needed in the Oversight of the Medical-Support Services and Award-Fee Processes Under the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Base Operations Support Services Contract (Project No. D2012-D000JB-0181.000) DODIG-2013-097 What We Did Our … Continue reading

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Award and Administration of Radio Contracts for the Afghan National Security Forces Need Improvement

[Translate] The Department of Defense Inspector General posted the following: DODIG-2013-095  Award and Administration of Radio Contracts for the Afghan National Security Forces Need Improvement Unclassified reports are available for download on the DoDIG web site at .http://www.dodig.mil/PUBS/index.cfm.

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Flaws found in security checks by U.S. contractors four years ago

[Translate] Flaws found in security checks by U.S. contractors four years ago The Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp office building is seen in McLean (Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) Diane Bartz and Tabassum Zakaria Reuters12:17 a.m. CDT, June 26, 2013 WASHINGTON (Reuters) … Continue reading

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Booz Allen Hamilton: “helping the government insure domestic tranquility” — Edward Snowden

[Translate] Booz Allen Hamilton: “helping the government insure domestic tranquility” — Edward Snowden By Danny Weil on June 26, 2013 8:24 pm Introduction On June 24th, 2013, The Huffington Post reported that Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked … Continue reading

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Risks in private sector handling US surveillance

[Translate] Risks in private sector handling US surveillance By Simon Chesterman  / Thu, Jun 27, 2013 – Page 9 Among the stories and rumors prompted by Edward Snowden’s leaking of classified material — whistle-blowing or treason, depending on where you … Continue reading

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