Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Privatising intelligence gathering

[Translate] Privatising intelligence gathering Summary: PRISM, declining privacy, and lost accountability of government security agencies is the real cost of intelligence privatisation and security outsourcing. By Tim Lohman | August 6, 2013 — 21:30 GMT (14:30 PDT) Follow @tlohman The … Continue reading

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PRIVATIZATION OF INTELLIGENCE: TURNING NATIONAL SECURITY INTO BUSINESS?

[Translate] PRIVATIZATION OF INTELLIGENCE: TURNING NATIONAL SECURITY INTO BUSINESS?   Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos (RIEAS Senior Analyst and Lecturer in Piraeus University) Dr. Ioannis Konstantopoulos (RIEAS Research Associate and Lecturer in Piraeus University) Copyright: www.rieas.gr Over the last decade, the intelligence … Continue reading

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Pakistani contractors resume Nato oil supplies to Afghanistan

[Translate] Pakistani contractors resume Nato oil supplies to Afghanistan AFP Pakistani transporters and contractors had stopped driving oil supplies from Karachi to the Afghan border at Torkham in June due to frequent attacks on the vehicles.—AFP/File Photo Published 2013-09-04 15:34:38 … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks releases documents on global surveillance industry

[Translate] WikiLeaks releases documents on global surveillance industry September 5, 2013 – 8:31AM Philip Dorling Julian Assange: “Secretive state intelligence agencies are merging with the corporate world in their bid to harvest all human electronic communication.” Photo: AP WikiLeaks has … Continue reading

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Ship Security Officer and Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

[Translate] Ship Security Officer and Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Since the launch of the City and Guilds Level 3 MSO, TTW have noticed an increase in questions over the relevance of existing qualifications. The qualification that has gained the … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Gets Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) Task Order to Supply Installation Services in Qatar

[Translate] Manufacturing Close-Up August 31, 2013 Saturday DynCorp International  Gets Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) Task Order to Supply Installation Services in Qatar The U.S. Air Force has awarded DynCorp International  (DI) a new task order under the Air … Continue reading

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KBR Seeks Battlefield Immunity in Soldiers’ Exposure Suit

[Translate] Bloomberg News KBR Seeks Battlefield Immunity in Soldiers’ Exposure Suit (3) By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk September 03, 2013 KBR Inc. invoked federal laws shielding contractors during wartime in an effort to avoid a Texas trial … Continue reading

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Putting PwC on Serco’s case adds another stink to a very smelly situation

[Translate] The Independent (London) August 30, 2013 Friday First Edition Putting PwC on Serco’s case adds another stink to a very smelly situation; OUTLOOK MARK LEFTLY Pg. 54 That accountant PricewaterhouseCoopers  (PwC) is investigating Serco on behalf of the Ministry … Continue reading

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Serco shares fall 11pc as prison vans contract is referred to police

[Translate] The Daily Telegraph (London) August 30, 2013 Friday Edition 1; National Edition, Pg. 5 Serco shares fall 11pc as prison vans contract is referred to police Rebecca Clancy MORE than £450m has been wiped off the value of Serco … Continue reading

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DOES SERCO HAVE CULTURE OF DECEPTION?

[Translate] MAIL ON SUNDAY (London) September 1, 2013 Sunday DOES SERCO HAVE CULTURE OF DECEPTION? BY SIMON WATKINS SERCO urgently needs to draw a line under its scandals before it does irreparable damage not just to its own reputation but … Continue reading

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