Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Fort Worth trying to lure DynCorp International headquarters to Alliance

[Translate] Fort Worth trying to lure DynCorp International headquarters to Alliance Posted Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2013 View photos By Scott Nishimura  snishimura@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH — DynCorp International, the multinational security contractor with 1,000 employees and most of its operations already … Continue reading

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Compliance with Electrical and Fire Protection Standards of U.S. Controlled and Occupied Facilities in Afghanistan

[Translate] Technical Assessment Report 07-18-2013 Health and Safety Compliance with Electrical and Fire Protection Standards of U.S. Controlled   and Occupied Facilities in Afghanistan DODIG-2013-099                                                         … Continue reading

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Excerpt from July 16, 2013 Hearing on Wartime Contracting

[Translate] Excerpt from July 16, 2013 Hearing on Wartime Contracting SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL HOLDS A HEARING ON WARTIME CONTRACTING July 16, 2013 Tuesday COMMITTEE HEARING WASHINGTON, D.C. COMMITTEE: SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL AND CONTRACTING OVERSIGHT SPEAKER: SEN. … Continue reading

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State Didn’t Audit Bulk Of $315M Afghan Contracts: Report

[Translate] State Didn’t Audit Bulk Of $315M Afghan Contracts: Report  By Dietrich Knauth Law360, New York (July 08, 2013, 6:56 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of State has largely failed to audit about $315.3 million in Afghanistan reconstruction contracts … Continue reading

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Defence shake-up in chaos over conflicts of interest;

[Translate] The Independent on Sunday July 21, 2013 Second Edition Defence shake-up in chaos over conflicts of interest; Firms bidding to award MoD contracts already work for the department they would take over BYLINE: Mark Leftly Pg. 2 The Government’s … Continue reading

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US-led bids vie to take over buying MoD’s kit

[Translate] The Independent (London) July 18, 2013 Thursday First Edition US-led bids vie to take over buying MoD’s kit MARK LEFTLY Associate Business Editor Pg. 58 A trio of US-led consortiums have formed to bid on the Ministry of Defence’s … Continue reading

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Time to think again?

[Translate] The Journal July 20, 2013 Saturday Edition 1; National Edition Time to think again?; For years the mantra of both the Conservative party and ‘New’ Labour was private sector good, public sector bad. But after the Government bail-out of … Continue reading

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If proven, G4S executives should face prison for embezzling huge sums of public money

[Translate] European Union News July 20, 2013 Saturday If proven, G4S executives should face prison for embezzling huge sums of public money London Office of the MP Michael Meacher, UK Government has issued the following news release: The exposure of … Continue reading

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Shipping Registries and Piracy Response

[Translate] Shipping Registries and Piracy Response By Barry Parker Monday, July 22, 2013 International shipping registries have continued to sharpen their aim taken at a longstanding maritime problem: What is the appropriate response to piracy? As attacks have shifted from … Continue reading

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Report Links Failed Afghan Project To Soldiers’ Deaths

[Translate] New York Times July 23, 2013 Pg. 4 Report Links Failed Afghan Project To Soldiers’ Deaths By Matthew Rosenberg KABUL, Afghanistan — By now, the billions of dollars spent by the United States on flawed reconstruction projects in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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