Daily Archives: November 20, 2013

‘We got it wrong’ admit tagging firms G4S and Serco

[Translate] ‘We got it wrong’ admit tagging firms G4S and Serco Apology takes the heat out of surprisingly tame Public Accounts Committee hearing The full scale of the scandal emerged for the first time in a National Audit Office report … Continue reading

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Francis Maude says contract scandal probe will ‘renew’ Serco and G4S

[Translate] Francis Maude says contract scandal probe will ‘renew’ Serco and G4S Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude says Serco and G4S can emerge ‘renewed and stronger’ from investigation over Government contracts G4S and Serco are being investigated by the SFO … Continue reading

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Ministers move to limit fallout from Serco/G4S debacle

[Translate] November 20, 2013 7:17 pm Ministers move to limit fallout from Serco/G4S debacle By Gill Plimmer and Jim Pickard Senior ministers have stepped in to ensure that investigations into Serco and G4S are not too “punitive” amid concerns that … Continue reading

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DynCorp International to Serve Nearly 20,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Troops in Afghanistan

[Translate] DynCorp International to Serve Nearly 20,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Troops in Afghanistan 11/20/2013 | 08:54am US/Eastern DynCorp International (DI) team members working overseas are doing their part to help members of the military serving in Afghanistan celebrate Thanksgiving by … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder to meet protests at Friday Free Library event

[Translate] Nov 18, 2013 by Randy LoBasso Blackwater Founder to meet protests at Friday Free Library event Blackwater has largely become synonymous with everything wrong with U.S. foreign policy. They’re a private army who’ve won over $1 billion in no-bid … Continue reading

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Ten Fun Facts About Blackwater’s Founder on the Eve of His Book Tour

[Translate] Ten Fun Facts About Blackwater’s Founder on the Eve of His Book Tour 1Expand War-on-terror fanboy Eli Lake just scored an interview with book-hawking Blackwater founder Erik Prince, and it’s teaching us so, so many new things about the … Continue reading

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How Blackwater fought two wars — and State Department red tape

[Translate] How Blackwater fought two wars — and State Department red tape By Erik Prince November 20, 2013 This is an excerpt from Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, by … Continue reading

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Is defence procurement privatisation dead?

[Translate] Is defence procurement privatisation dead? November 19, 2013 2:17 pm by Kiran Stacey Back in October, the FT revealed that Philip Hammond’s bold plan to part-privatise the MoD’s weapons-buying arm were in trouble, with one of the two potential … Continue reading

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G4S and Serco overcharging scandal just got worse

[Translate] G4S and Serco overcharging scandal just got worse Richard Garside 20 November 2013 Subjects: G4S: Securing whose world? Care and justice Two outsourcing giants who tagged and monitored ex-offenders charged British taxpayers tens of millions of pounds for doing … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s Founder: Next Time, ‘It Won’t Be Me’

[Translate] November 18, 2013, 11:03 AM Blackwater’s Founder: Next Time, ‘It Won’t Be Me’ By Dion Nissenbaum After years of steering clear of the media, former Blackwater founder Erik Prince is speaking out about the legacy of his controversial private … Continue reading

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