Monthly Archives: September 2013

Procurement Sleight of Hand Gave Contractors Access to Naval Bases

[Translate] Procurement Sleight of Hand Gave Contractors Access to Naval Bases A member of the Navy checks vehicles at a gate to the Washington Navy Yard. // Jacquelyn Martin/AP By Bob Brewin September 18, 2013 This story has been updated … Continue reading

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Alleged Navy Yard Shooter Worked Under Major IT Contract

[Translate] Alleged Navy Yard Shooter Worked Under Major IT Contract This handout photo provided by the FBI shows Aaron Alexis, who launched an attacked Monday morning inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard. // FBI/AP By Tom Shoop September … Continue reading

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Private sector ‘will hold MoD to ransom’: PCS union warns MPs over proposal to outsource defence procurement

[Translate] Private sector ‘will hold MoD to ransom’: PCS union warns MPs over proposal to outsource defence procurement Mark Leftly  Sunday 22 September 2013 The British government will be “held to ransom” by US and UK contractors if the Defence … Continue reading

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Government Seeks to Replace Firm That Vetted Snowden, Navy Shooter

[Translate] Wall Street Journal September 21, 2013 Pg. 5 Government Seeks to Replace Firm That Vetted Snowden, Navy Shooter By Dion Nissenbaum The federal government has launched a search for a new company to take over lucrative work being done … Continue reading

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Putting Leash on World’s Private Armies No Easy Task

[Translate] Published on Friday, September 20, 2013 by Inter Press Service Putting Leash on World’s Private Armies No Easy Task Watchdog body will oversee private military contractors, but critics point to lack of teeth by Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON – … Continue reading

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Workers at USIS, which vetted Alexis and Snowden, felt pressure to do more, faster

[Translate] Workers at USIS, which vetted Alexis and Snowden, felt pressure to do more, faster By Jia Lynn Yang, Published: September 20 When Ileana Privetera started working for the contractor USIS, the firm that vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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Ambassador King’s Remarks at the Launch Ceremony for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) Association

[Translate] Ambassador King’s Remarks at the Launch Ceremony for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) Association Thursday, September 19, 2013 CICG, Geneva, Switzerland Let me start by thanking our hosts and acknowledging the critical role … Continue reading

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Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy

[Translate] Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy September 18, 2013 Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy When the State Department under secretary responsible for diplomatic security appeared before a House committee today, the questioning focused on Benghazi—what happened a year … Continue reading

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‘The Tender Soldier’ Tells Story Of Anthropologist Killed In Afghanistan

[Translate] Wednesday, September 4, 2013 ‘The Tender Soldier’ Tells Story Of Anthropologist Killed In Afghanistan play ‘The Tender Soldier’ Tells Story Of Anthropologist Killed In Afghanistan 16:21 This undated photo made available Thursday, May 7, 2009 by the U.S. District … Continue reading

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State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading

[Translate] State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading September 20, 2013 Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy A week after the Project On Government Oversight exposed recent State Department testimony on embassy security as inaccurate and misleading, the Department … Continue reading

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