Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

ACADEMI Joins the International Stability Operations Association

[Translate] I almost never comment on these articles but in this case I just can’t resist, so here are my thoughts: As Yogi Berra said, “it’s déjà vu all over again.” Or, as Karl Marx said, “History repeats itself, first … Continue reading

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Report Criticizes USAID For Not Issuing Grants Money intended to promote stability has been used for training

[Translate] Washington Post July 30, 2013 Pg. B4 Report Criticizes USAID For Not Issuing Grants Money intended to promote stability has been used for training By Josh Hicks The U.S. foreign aid agency spent nearly one-quarter of its $203 million … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Won’t Bar Contractors Linked To Afghan Insurgents: Watchdog

[Translate] Reuters.com July 29, 2013 U.S. Army Won’t Bar Contractors Linked To Afghan Insurgents: Watchdog By Susan Cornwell, Reuters WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has refused to bar 43 individuals or companies from getting U.S. contracts in Afghanistan despite information … Continue reading

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Report Faults Afghan-Run Security Force

[Translate] Washington Post July 30, 2013 Pg. 6 Report Faults Afghan-Run Security Force Monopoly over services raises costs concerns for U.S.-funded projects, watchdog says By Ernesto Londono Afghanistan’s government has established a monopoly in the country’s lucrative private security business, … Continue reading

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Amazon Sues Over CIA Cloud Deal

[Translate]                   Amazon Sues Over CIA Cloud Deal                                          RoboLab/Shutterstock.com By Joseph Marks July 29, 2013            NEXTGOV NEWSLETTER               related stories CIA Gave Amazon a Leg Up on Cloud Deal Think That Government Prize Contest Was … Continue reading

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CACI sued by subcontractor-turned-direct competitor

[Translate] Jul 29, 2013, 11:43am EDT Updated: Jul 29, 2013, 12:55pm EDT FedBiz Talk CACI sued by subcontractor-turned-direct competitor                                             Enlarge               Jill R. Aitoro, Senior Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal   CACI International Inc. is being sued for … Continue reading

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Serco and pathology: the cost of profit in England’s NHS

[Translate] Serco and pathology: the cost of profit in England’s NHS Richard Whittell 30 July 2013 Serco was pleased to announce last week that GSTS Pathology – its joint venture with two London hospitals – was back in profit. But … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Backers Found With U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan

[Translate] Al-Qaeda Backers Found With U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan By Tony Capaccio – Jul 30, 2013 12:01 AM ET  Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process … Continue reading

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Prison privatisation won’t work

[Translate] Natalie Bennett Monday 29 July 2013 Prison privatisation won’t work: effective, rehabilitating prisons are in all of our interests The privatisation scramble extends far beyond all of these aspects of our everyday lives, into the critical exercises of the … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, troop drawdown hems in US diplomats who oversee development

[Translate] In Afghanistan, troop drawdown hems in US diplomats who oversee development By Kevin Sieff The Washington Post Published: July 30, 2013 KABUL — Since its troops swept into Afghanistan 12 years ago, the United States has dispatched hundreds of … Continue reading

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