Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Al Gore Reinventions Helped Create USIS’s Outsourced Clearances

[Translate] Bloomberg News 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 … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Simple Saga of Edward and Barack…

[Translate] Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n28 (07/11/2013) The Not-So-Simple Saga of Edward and Barack… by Michael I. Niman Not to mention Ron Paul, the Saudis, the New York Times, and your grandma It reads like a political thriller. An … Continue reading

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Booz Allen’s contracting growth

[Translate] Booz Allen’s contracting growth Government outsourcing to private contractors has held steady in the range of $250 billion to $300 billion since 2008. As one of the top 100 federal contractors, Booz Allen Hamilton has seen steady growth since … Continue reading

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Bow Ties, Spies and Money: A Look Inside Hawaii’s Intel Community

[Translate] Bow Ties, Spies and Money: A Look Inside Hawaii’s Intel Community By Nick Grube 07/08/2013                 NSA press release Mere hours before the world was introduced to Edward Snowden, more than 400 people, many of them from Hawaii’s … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden and the disaster of privatization

[Translate] Edward Snowden and the disaster of privatization  Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:50pm EDT (Donald Cohen is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Donald Cohen (Reuters) – In May, computer analyst Edward Snowden flew to China, … Continue reading

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Obama hiring contractor for African bombs

[Translate] WND EXCLUSIVE Obama hiring contractor for African bombs Administration franchise on continent continues to expand Steve Peacock About | Email | Archive Steve Peacock is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, WND, … Continue reading

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MoD reform not handing decisions to private sector

[Translate] MoD reform not handing decisions to private sector 17 July 2013 By Edd Gent                      New MOD procurement rules would not hand too much power to the private sector according to the Defence Secretary (Credit: Crown Copyright) … Continue reading

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The NSA Scandal Hands Unions An Opportunity To Challenge The Contracting System

[Translate] http://www.mintpressnews.com/nsa-scandal-offers-labor-unions-opportunity-to-challenge-contracting-system/163941/ The NSA Scandal Hands Unions An Opportunity To Challenge The Contracting System By Frederick Reese | June 20, 2013 (Photo/Wikimedia Commons) For the unions that represent federal employees, Edward Snowden represents a chance to address the extent to … Continue reading

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G4S outsourcing report “odd” to leave biggest question unanswered

[Translate] G4S outsourcing report “odd” to leave biggest question unanswered There’s no government algorithm to work out if private companies provide a better government service than the public sector                    David Walker Guardian Professional, Thursday 18 July 2013 07.18 … Continue reading

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Dispute Hits U.S. Pullout Efforts: Afghanistan seeks $70 million in fines

[Translate] Washington Post July 18, 2013 Pg. 1 Dispute Hits U.S. Pullout Efforts Afghanistan seeks $70 million in fines By Ernesto Londono and Kevin Sieff An escalating dispute between the Afghan government and the United States over customs procedures has … Continue reading

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