Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

Transcript – SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL HOLDS A HEARING ON WARTIME CONTRACTING

[Translate] SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL HOLDS A HEARING ON WARTIME CONTRACTING July 16, 2013 Tuesday July 16, 2013 COMMITTEE HEARING WASHINGTON, D.C. SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL AND CONTRACTING OVERSIGHT

Posted in Control | Tagged | Leave a comment

As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money

[Translate] As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money By Emily Masters July 16, 2013 Issue # 188 Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has witnessed the rapid growth of an intelligence-industrial complex that fuses government and corporate … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The REAL tagging scandal: G4S whistleblower paid £9 an hour to monitor convicts reveals how criminals are roaming free because of security firm blunders

[Translate] The REAL tagging scandal: G4S whistleblower paid £9 an hour to monitor convicts reveals how criminals are roaming free because of security firm blunders   Nigel Mills accused the Justice Secretary of failing to grasp scale of crisis He … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Outsourcing/Privatization, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

G4S tagging scandal: another failure of privatisation

[Translate] G4S tagging scandal: another failure of privatisation Eric Segal The 1842 book by Russian author Nikolai Gogol, ‘Dead Souls’, tells the tale of a con man who sets out to trick increasingly impoverished Russian aristocratic landowners into selling him … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Outsourcing/Privatization, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

G4S may keep electronic tagging contract despite scandal as rival firms lack resources

[Translate] G4S may keep electronic tagging contract despite scandal as rival firms lack resources 16 Jul 2013 00:00 The other major candidate for the contract – Serco, itself under investigation over the tag blag fiasco – has already dropped out … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Testimony of Richard Ginman

[Translate] 7/17/2013 7:39:59 AM Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight Hearing “Implementation of Wartime Contracting Reforms.” Jul 17, 2013 (Menafn – Congressional Documents and Publications/ContentWorks via COMTEX) –Chairwoman McCaskill, Senator Johnson, and distinguished members … Continue reading

Posted in Control | Tagged | Leave a comment

Privatizing War (cont.)

[Translate] Privatizing War (cont.) By Mark Thompson @MarkThompson_DC  July 17, 2013 ISAFAn American soldier in Afghanistan. From Tuesday’s list of Pentagon contract announcements:

Posted in Afghanistan, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Testimony by Aman Djahanbani Senior Procurement Executive and Director Office of Acquisition and Assistance U.S. Agency for International Development

[Translate] July 16, 2013 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight Hearing; “Implementation of Wartime Contracting Reforms.”; Testimony by Aman Djahanbani, Senior Procurement Executive and Director, Office of Acquisition and Assistance U.S. Agency for International … Continue reading

Posted in Control | Tagged | Leave a comment

Testimony by Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management U.S. Department of State

[Translate] July 16, 2013 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight Hearing; “Implementation of Wartime Contracting Reforms.”; Testimony by Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management U.S. Department of State Good morning Madam Chairwoman, … Continue reading

Posted in Control | Tagged | Leave a comment

Contractors Paid & Released From Contract Before Completion

[Translate] Contractors Paid & Released From Contract Before Completion   Today, SIGAR released an inspection on the Sheberghan teacher training facility that remains incomplete four years after its start.  Its history is one of broken promises and undelivered results.  Additionally, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Fraud/Waste/Abuse | Tagged , | Leave a comment