Daily Archives: October 1, 2013

Optima boss joins security committee

[Translate] Optima boss joins security committee 10:26am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News Optima boss joins security committee Nick Anderson, MD of OPTIMA Security Training, has been appointed on to the Training Providers Committee of the British Security Industry Association.

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Conflict row as MoD top brass join contractors

[Translate] Exclusive: Conflict row as MoD top brass join contractors Ex-mandarin now in charge of US giant’s bid to manage his former department Mark Leftly Thursday 26 September 2013 Related articles Private sector ‘will hold MoD to ransom’: PCS union … Continue reading

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Security industry is shaping EU legislation

[Translate] Security industry is shaping EU legislation Today @ 09:02 Related MEPs: EU needs defence force ‘under Union command’ Private security firms cash in on guarding EU borders Stolen EU funds in the billions, top official says By Nikolaj Nielsen … Continue reading

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H-P Fires Firm That Hired Alleged Shooter

[Translate] Wall Street Journal September 26, 2013 Pg. 4 H-P Fires Firm That Hired Alleged Shooter By Dion Nissenbaum and Devlin Barrett WASHINGTON—Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday said it has ended its relationship with the subcontractor that employed the man accused … Continue reading

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Officials Question Whether Contractors Should Do Background Checks

[Translate] FederalTimes.com September 25, 2013 Officials Question Whether Contractors Should Do Background Checks By Sean Reilly A White House review triggered by last week’s Washington Navy Yard shootings will examine whether security clearance investigations should continue to be left to … Continue reading

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Pentagon Contractor Used Iran For Project

[Translate] Wall Street Journal September 26, 2013 Pg. 1 Pentagon Contractor Used Iran For Project Supplier to U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Shipped Through Iran, in Possible Violation of Sanctions By Jay Solomon and Nathan Hodge The company that holds the … Continue reading

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Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Falsified, Federal Cases Show

[Translate] Reuters.com September 25, 2013 Exclusive Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Falsified, Federal Cases Show By Tabassum Zakaria, Reuters WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contractors and special … Continue reading

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Contractors Might Weather Shutdown Using Prior-Year Funds

[Translate] Contractors Might Weather Shutdown Using Prior-Year Funds By Charles S. Clark September 30, 2013 Frank Kendall, deputy Defense secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics Defense Department A key change in Washington since the government shutdown in the mid-1990s is … Continue reading

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U.S. Security Checks Contractor Has Record of Rushing Investigations

[Translate] U.S. Security Checks Contractor Has Record of Rushing Investigations by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog September 27th, 2013 Footage of Aaron Alexis during U.S. Navy Yard shooting. Image courtesy U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. Investigations Services (USIS), the company that signed … Continue reading

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FY 2014 Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Southwest Asia Issued

[Translate] Deputy Inspector General for Southwest Asia September 30, 2013 FY 2014 Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Southwest Asia Issued The Department of Defense Inspector General and the Southwest Asia Joint Planning Group have issued the FY 2014 Comprehensive Oversight Plan … Continue reading

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