Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Audit: U.S. lacks anti-corruption plan for Afghan aid

[Translate] Audit: U.S. lacks anti-corruption plan for Afghan aid Report says comprehensive proposal to battle malfeasance was left unsigned by Hillary Clinton By Douglas Birch 6:00 am, September 12, 2013 Updated: 4:36 pm, September 12, 2013 An exterior view of the … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Surveillance Contractor Has a History of Fraud

[Translate] Oakland’s Surveillance Contractor Has a History of Fraud  The multibillion-dollar company hired to build a citywide surveillance system also has a record of supplying weapons and training to anti-democratic governments around the world. By Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston … Continue reading

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Mapping the Shadow Government: Booz Allen Hamilton

[Translate] Mapping the Shadow Government: Booz Allen Hamilton By Gin Armstrong  •  Aug 29, 2013 at 13:40 EST LittleSis has established a new Shadow Gov Working Group to investigate corporations that are key players in the shadow gov space. These … Continue reading

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Third Country Nationals Trafficked by Military Contractors

[Translate] Third Country Nationals Trafficked by Military Contractors Posted on September 5, 2013 by Michelle Lillie Third country nationals or TCNs as they are commonly known in the military community, have been continually trafficked into Iraq and Afghanistan to support … Continue reading

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“Employer Mandate”

[Translate] “Employer Mandate” by Sara Sorcher Posted on September 6, 2013 by whiterose65 They do much of the same work in war zones, and they get injured and sometimes killed. Yet they don’t receive the same kind of care as service … Continue reading

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The border protection-asylum industry

[Translate] The border protection-asylum industry By Ben Bicakci 23.Aug.13 The current focus on border protection as a matter of security is a fairly recent development. As Tad Tietze discusses, even during the twentieth century there were periods in which large … Continue reading

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Contractors on the Battlefield: Outsourcing of Military Services

[Translate] 22 August 2013 Contractors on the Battlefield: Outsourcing of Military Services OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) increasingly outsource (part of) their supply chains to contract manufacturers. Various benefits, reasons, risks, and theories on outsourcing have been developed, discussed, and analysed … Continue reading

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Action Needed to Reduce Waste in $4.7 Billion Worth of ANSF Construction Projects

[Translate] Action Needed to Reduce Waste in $4.7 Billion Worth of ANSF Construction Projects Today SIGAR released an audit of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) facilities construction program.  The audit found that additional action is needed to reduce waste … Continue reading

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Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

[Translate] Congressional Research Service R43195 Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives   Alex Tiersky, Analyst in Foreign Affairs September 12, 2013 … Contracting The Department of State has requested authority to allow it to … Continue reading

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SIGIR IG Stuart Bowen on Federal News Radio

[Translate] Federal Drive Show Blog – September 11, 2013 Wednesday – 9/11/2013, 12:25pm EDT Today’s Interviews: Stuart Bowen, Jr. Special Instructor General SIGIR Download Audio Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, things in that country are not the same. … Continue reading

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