Monthly Archives: July 2013

Serco: the company that is running Britain

[Translate] Serco: the company that is running Britain From prisons to rail franchises and even London’s Boris bikes, Serco is a giant global corporation that has hoovered up outsourced government contracts. Now the NHS is firmly in its sights. But … Continue reading

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Miami Mercenaries: International Security Business Is Booming in South Florida

[Translate] Miami Mercenaries: International Security Business Is Booming in South Florida By Michael E. Miller published: August 01, 2013                       Cameron K. Lewis        The cops lay motionless and silent on the sand — … Continue reading

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New Reports: Concerns with Afghan Public Protection Force; July 2013 Quarterly Report

[Translate] July 30, 2013 New Reports: Concerns with Afghan Public Protection Force; July 2013 Quarterly Report Good Morning, Today, SIGAR released two reports, an audit of the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) and the Quarterly Report to Congress. The audit … Continue reading

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Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) Programs: After 16 Months and $47 Million Spent, USAID Had Not Met Essential Program Objectives

[Translate] July 29, 2013 Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) Programs: After 16 Months and $47 Million Spent, USAID Had Not Met Essential Program Objectives Today, SIGAR released an audit highlighting concerns with USAID’s Stability in Key Areas Programs (SIKA), which … Continue reading

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G4S Worker Involved In Child’s Death Given Health And Safety Job At Children’s Home

[Translate] G4S Worker Involved In Child’s Death Given Health And Safety Job At Children’s Home                                         By Chris York Posted: 25/07/2013 16:59 A G4S worker involved in a restraining procedure that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy has … Continue reading

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Serious Deficiencies Related to Afghanistan Justice Training

[Translate] June 25, 2013 Serious Deficiencies Related to Afghanistan Justice Training Today, SIGAR released an alert letter to Secretary Kerry highlighting serious deficiencies related to the Afghanistan Justice Training Transition Program (JTTP).  State awarded a sole source award to International … Continue reading

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Billions of Defense Contract Dollars May Go Unaudited

[Translate] Billions of Defense Contract Dollars May Go Unaudited July 24, 2013 Potentially billions of taxpayer dollars may be going out the door to defense contractors without the normal scrutiny Defense Department auditors usually give to this spending. And it might be … Continue reading

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How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State

[Translate] How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades. By Michael Hirsh July 25, 2013 |  8:20 p.m.                                  … Continue reading

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SIGAR’S Letter To Secretary John Kerry: Incorrect

[Translate] SIGAR’S Letter To Secretary John Kerry: Incorrect PRESS STATEMENT (July 25, 2013) The letter that was sent by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, with relation to … Continue reading

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Kickbacks Case Against KBR Revived by Court

[Translate] Thursday, July 25, 2013Last Update: 2:51 PM PT Kickbacks Case Against KBR Revived by Court   By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN (CN) – Defense contractor KBR must face claims that its employees took kickbacks while shipping military equipment to Iraq and Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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