Daily Archives: August 1, 2013

Wanted: A Post-War Watchdog for Nation-Building

[Translate] Defense One Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. July 31, 2013 Wanted: A Post-War Watchdog for Nation-Building One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Over the past nine years, my … Continue reading

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Leonie Industries to Provide Information Operations Support in Afghanistan

[Translate] Leonie Industries to Provide Information Operations Support in Afghanistan July 8, 2013 George I. Seffers Leonie Industries LLC, Pacific Palisades, Calif., was awarded a $48,852,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year contract for media and marketing services … Continue reading

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Venture Funds Invest in Electronic Spying Startups

[Translate] July 22, 2013, 7:07 p.m. ET Venture Funds Invest in Electronic Spying Startups Snowden Revelations Spotlight Growth of Private Companies Working in Cyberwarfare  By DION NISSENBAUM WASHINGTON—The string of revelations about America’s surveillance apparatus by former National Security Agency … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit establishes vicarious liability for double damages and penalties under the Anti-Kickback Act

[Translate] Fifth Circuit establishes vicarious liability for double damages and penalties under the Anti-Kickback Act   Arnold & Porter LLP Ronald A. Schechter and William Spyro Speros July 26 2013 In a case of first impression, the Fifth Circuit interpreted the … Continue reading

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The Status of Private Military Companies: When Civilians and Mercenaries Blur

[Translate] The Status of Private Military Companies: When Civilians and Mercenaries Blur by Nicolai Due-Gundersen Journal Article | July 31, 2013 – 6:33am Introduction ‘When we had need of skilled soldiers to separate fighters from refugees in the Rwandan refugee … Continue reading

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‘Serious concern’ as private prisons finish bottom of league table

[Translate] thetimes.co.uk July 26, 2013 Friday 12:01 AM GMT ‘Serious concern’ as private prisons finish bottom of league table BYLINE: Richard Ford, Home Correspondent Two prisons run by private companies and another under state control have been given the lowest … Continue reading

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Probation Workers Reject Government Privatisation Plans

[Translate] Targeted News Service July 26, 2013 Friday 3:53 AM EST Probation Workers Reject Government Privatisation Plans Targeted News Service LONDON UNISON issued the following news release: UNISON members working in the probation service are today making their overwhelming opposition … Continue reading

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NSA’s Big Dig

[Translate] NSA’s Big Dig By Aliya Sternstein August 1, 2013                                                                                                         Melissa Golden He works at one of the three-letter intelligence agencies and oversees construction of a $1.2 billion surveillance data center in Utah that is … Continue reading

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