Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

Contractors and Intelligence: The Privatization of the Intelligence Community

[Translate] Contractors and Intelligence: The Privatization of the Intelligence Community Post Date: January 13, 2014 The privatization of intelligence has developed rapidly over the last decade and given the nature of the ongoing military operations and the increased need for … Continue reading

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Be-Serco! A shadowy tale of outsourcing

[Translate] Be-Serco! A shadowy tale of outsourcing Written by: Rose Carr on January 10, 2014 Along with other contracts, Serco is involved in the running of the Boris Bikes scheme (Credit: Adrian Scottow) The outsourcing giant Serco – which holds … Continue reading

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30 Most Powerful Private Security Companies in the World

[Translate] January 11, 2014 30 Most Powerful Private Security Companies in the World by Chris Image Source Fear may be a strong motivator in uncertain times. Governments can only stretch so far, meaning some people are more than willing to … Continue reading

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KBR Asks High Court To Review Soldier Electrocution Suit

[Translate] KBR Asks High Court To Review Soldier Electrocution Suit By Brian Mahoney Law360, Washington (January 15, 2014, 8:24 PM ET) — KBR Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Third Circuit decision reviving a suit accusing … Continue reading

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Man, 84, dies handcuffed in hospital: UK border control by the GEO Group

[Translate] Man, 84, dies handcuffed in hospital: UK border control by the GEO Group Clare Sambrook  16 January 2014 Subjects: G4S: Securing whose world? A shocking report on Harmondsworth, the British immigration lock-up run by GEO, America’s second biggest prisons … Continue reading

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Labour substitution and the scope for military outsourcing

[Translate] Labour substitution and the scope for military outsourcing MacDonald, Peter (2013): Labour substitution and the scope for military outsourcing. PDF MPRA_paper_46688.pdf Download (324Kb) | Preview Abstract Abstract This article argues that the observed elasticity of substitution between military and … Continue reading

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Implications and constraints of fiscal laws in contingency contracting

[Translate] Implications and constraints of fiscal laws in contingency contracting Calhoun, Angela M.; Larssen, Marcia R. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/37595 Date: 2013-09 Abstract: When contracting officers procure goods and services to meet the needs of government agencies and programs, they seek best … Continue reading

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Police headquarters to hire private guards for own security

[Translate] Police headquarters to hire private guards for own security Will help free up policemen from duties where lesser trained personnel can perform By Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent Published: 11:53 January 11, 2014 Manila: The country’s private security sector will … Continue reading

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Defense Contractor Altegrity Enlists Restructuring Advisers

[Translate] Defense Contractor Altegrity Enlists Restructuring Advisers — Update By Dow Jones Business News,  January 15, 2014, 06:06:00 PM EDT By Emily Glazer Altegrity, a defense contractor that has been hurt by government budget cuts, has enlisted restructuring advisers to … Continue reading

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Drum Cussac Wins Quality Award

[Translate] Drum Cussac Wins Quality Award MarineLink.com Thursday, January 09, 2014 Photo: Drum Cussac Drum Cussac has been awarded ISO/PAS 28007 certification by global management system certifier, LRQA; an accolade reserved for private maritime security companies which demonstrate excellence in … Continue reading

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