Daily Archives: December 15, 2013

US could block MoD sell-off plans over security fears

[Translate] US could block MoD sell-off plans over security fears Secrets of shared military technology could be jeopardised by privatisation of equipment repair and maintenance arm Toby Helm and Peter Beaumont The Observer, Saturday 14 December 2013 16.06 EST The … Continue reading

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How CIA Culture Allowed a Rogue Mission Gone Wrong

[Translate] How CIA Culture Allowed a Rogue Mission Gone Wrong Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing in Iran in 2007, and in 2010 the AP revealed his ties to the AP. Now a new investigation shows that the CIA … Continue reading

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From Kazakhstan to Afghanistan to Tarrytown: Security Manager for TZ Bridge Project Follows a Path of Service

[Translate] From Kazakhstan to Afghanistan to Tarrytown: Security Manager for TZ Bridge Project Follows a Path of Service From Kazakhstan to Afghanistan to Tarrytown: Security Manager for TZ Bridge Project Follows a Path of Service Written by Alexander Roberts Sunday, … Continue reading

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Novitas’s Chris Taylor makes his connections count to win government work

[Translate] Novitas’s Chris Taylor makes his connections count to win government work Chris Taylor, chief executive of Novitas, works at his home in Reston, Va. He started the company in late 2012 with the plan to work his connections, hire … Continue reading

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Vietnam Vet, 71, Working As Contractor In Afghanistan

[Translate] Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Vietnam Vet, 71, Working As Contractor In Afghanistan Jeff Traylor (center), a 71-year-old contractor in Afghanistan, is flanked by two servicemen. (Jeff Traylor) You’ve not doubt heard the stories about people working past retirement age. Jeff … Continue reading

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Loss in Afghanistan felt deeply in Pungo

[Translate] Loss in Afghanistan felt deeply in Pungo 1 of 3 photos: Joe and Kathleen “Kitti” Pernell were married for nine years. She was killed during a rocket attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving. (Courtesy photo) By Joanne … Continue reading

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Afghan Subcontractor Loses Bid to Free Funds

[Translate] Monday, December 02, 2013 Afghan Subcontractor Loses Bid to Free Funds By DAN MCCUE (CN) – A military subcontractor accused of defrauding the government out of $77.9 million failed to persuade a federal judge to release the funds seized … Continue reading

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The U.S. Government Is Paying Through the Nose For Private Contractors

[Translate] The U.S. Government Is Paying Through the Nose For Private Contractors By David Cay Johnston / December 12 2013 1:34 PM Companies paid by American taxpayers charge as much as $763,029 per worker.   Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty … Continue reading

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As U.S. Draws Down in Afghanistan, Role Continues for Private Security Firms

[Translate] As U.S. Draws Down in Afghanistan, Role Continues for Private Security Firms By Eric Auner, on 13 Dec 2013, Trend Lines The sacrifices of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan have been widely reported, but the U.S. war effort … Continue reading

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