Daily Archives: July 9, 2013

Whistler in the dark

[Translate] Reuben Guttman, head of the false claims group, Grant & Eisenhofer Whistler in the dark 8 July 2013 The Snowden affair is more about private contractors than surveillance, or even whistleblowing As former National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA … Continue reading

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Contractor lobbying info under wraps

[Translate] Contractor lobbying info under wraps By: Byron Tau July 7, 2013 07:07 AM EDT Companies like Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamics reap in billions of dollars in government contracts. And in theory they detail their lobbying efforts so taxpayers … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince writing memoir

[Translate] Blackwater founder Erik Prince writing memoir Blackwater founder Erik Prince (The Virginian-Pilot file photo) The Associated Press © July 9, 2013 NEW YORK The founder of the private security firm Blackwater Inc. is writing a memoir. Erik Prince has … Continue reading

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NSA Leaks Raise Concerns On Background Checks

[Translate] Yahoo.com July 6, 2013 NSA Leaks Raise Concerns On Background Checks By Stephen Braun, Associated Press WASHINGTON–Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government’s background check system — first at … Continue reading

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SIGAR Responds to DOD, State & USAID Best & Worst Projects

[Translate] Today, SIGAR published three reports: –The first is SIGAR’s response to information that DOD, USAID, and the State Department supplied in response to SIGAR’s request for their 10 most- and least-successful programs and projects in Afghanistan.  The letter noted … Continue reading

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Dead Interviewed in Fake U.S. Government Background Checks

[Translate] News From Bloomberg Dead Interviewed in Fake U.S. Government Background Checks By Chris Strohm and Nick Taborek on July 08, 2013 Anthony J. Domico, a former contractor hired to check the backgrounds of U.S. government workers, filed a 2006 … Continue reading

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