Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

Learning From Iraq: Reform Needed Now

[Translate]   Article  by Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, in August 2013 Army Magazine.

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Britain’s Next Search-and-Rescue Helicopters: Civilian Contractors

[Translate] Britain’s Next Search-and-Rescue Helicopters: Civilian Contractors Jul 24, 2013 15:26 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff July 18/13: Sub-contractors. Bristow signs a contract with AgustaWestland, to provide 11 AW189 helicopters. The firm places their share of the SAR-H contract … Continue reading

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New Reports: Serious Concerns for the Safety of Faculty & Children

[Translate] Today, SIGAR released two new reports. The first report is an inspection of the Bathkhak school that found serious concerns for the safety of the hundreds of faculty and children that will be using the classrooms. The school’s addition … Continue reading

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Our Privatized National Security State

[Translate] The National Journal June 10, 2013 Our Privatized National Security State Michael Hirsh Some of America’s biggest social media and tech companies have been denying in recent days that they were aware of the National Security Agency’s recently-exposed “PRISM” … Continue reading

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Big Money and the NSA Scandal … How Dangerous is the “Security/Digital Complex”?

[Translate] The Huffington Post June 11, 2013 Tuesday 1:16 AM EST Big Money and the NSA Scandal … How Dangerous is the “Security/Digital Complex”? Jun 10, 2013 (The Huffington Post :http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Delivered by Newstex) It should be self-evident that recent … Continue reading

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Department of Defence has awarded a contract to KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT PTY LTD for “Training Needs Analysis Development”

[Translate] Premium Official News July 24, 2013 Wednesday Australian Contract Award: KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT PTY LTD awarded a contract worth $70,115.66, for “Training Needs Analysis Development” Canberra

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Federal Government’s FCA Claims Against Iraq Security Contractor Dismissed

[Translate] Mondaq Business Briefing July 8, 2013 Monday United States: Federal Government’s FCA Claims Against Iraq Security Contractor Dismissed Connie Bertram and Amy Blackwood The Eastern District of Virginia dismissed a False Claims Act complaint brought by the government and … Continue reading

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Adapting to the Future of Intelligence Gathering

[Translate] US Official News July 23, 2013 Tuesday Washington: Adapting to the Future of Intelligence Gathering Washington The Center for American Progress has issued the following news release: When the Soviet Union shot down a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft on a … Continue reading

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Sleep-Away Camp For Postmodern Cowboys

[Translate] The New York Times July 21, 2013 Sunday Late Edition – Final Sleep-Away Camp For Postmodern Cowboys By JOSH EELLS Section MM; Column 0; Magazine Desk; Pg. 34 The men of Team America were missing an assault rifle. ”Everybody … Continue reading

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