Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Chambliss: US Intel Panel in Early Stages of Crafting Contractor-Access Bill

[Translate] Chambliss: US Intel Panel in Early Stages of Crafting Contractor-Access Bill Jul. 2, 2013 – 06:00AM By JOHN T. BENNETT   Related Links US Lawmakers Give Defense Contractors Reason to Sweat After PRISM Leak WASHINGTON — Legislation restricting private-sector … Continue reading

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Booz Allen operation grew rapidly from $2m contract

[Translate] Booz Allen operation grew rapidly from $2m contract By David Beard, Published: June 10, 2013 at 12:53 pmE-mail the writer A massive Booz Allen Hamilton intelligence operation for the U.S. government began with a no-bid $2 million contract and … Continue reading

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The private eye

[Translate] The private eye Jun 18, 2013 Sreeram Chaulia Sensational revelations by the former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, Edward Snowden, about the vast spying dragnet of America’s National Security Agency (NSA) have raised apprehensions about the surveillance state’s threat … Continue reading

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DOJ planned ‘state secrets’ privilege in Booz Allen case

[Translate] DOJ planned ‘state secrets’ privilege in Booz Allen case Jun. 12, 2013 – 06:00AM   |   By JIM McELHATTON    Last year, one day after the Justice Department signaled plans to invoke the rarely used “state secrets privilege” in a … Continue reading

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Contract Administration of the Subsistence Prime Vendor Contract for Afghanistan Improved, but Additional Actions are Needed

[Translate] Audit Report 07-02-2013 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Contract Administration of the Subsistence Prime Vendor Contract for Afghanistan Improved, but Additional Actions are Needed (Project No. D2012-D000LD-0086.000) DODIG-2013-100

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The Essence of the “Market Army”

[Translate] The Essence of the “Market Army” Levy, Yagil. Public Administration Review70.3 (May/Jun 2010): 378-389,345. Abstract (summary) Western armies have undergone substantial organizational and cultural transformations since the end of the Cold War. Two main themes have been suggested to … Continue reading

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Practitioner’s Perspective-Improving Sourcing Decisions

[Translate] Practitioner’s Perspective-Improving Sourcing Decisions Breul, Jonathan D. Public Administration Review, suppl. Special Issue on the Future of Public Administration in 202070.S1 (Dec 2010): S193-S200. Headnote Federal departments and agencies increasingly rely on services to accomplish their missions. “Sourcing” refers … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Violence: A Challenge to State-Building and the Monopoly on Force

[Translate] The Privatization of Violence: A Challenge to State-Building and the Monopoly on Force Wulf, Herbert. The Brown Journal of World Affairs18.1 (Fall 2011): 137-149. Abstract (summary) In its ideal form, the state guarantees the security of its citizens, both … Continue reading

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