Daily Archives: January 25, 2014

DynCorp wins $4.4M task order for engineering design, support services

[Translate] DynCorp wins $4.4M task order for engineering design, support services Order awarded under AFCAP III contract By Mark Hoover Jan 24, 2014 DynCorp International has won a $4.4 million contract to provide the Air Force with engineering design and … Continue reading

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We shouldn’t put national security in the hands of contractors

[Translate]   January 23, 2014 | We shouldn’t put national security in the hands of contractors After more than six months of investigations and controversy surrounding U.S. surveillance policies, President Obama delivered highly anticipated remarks that addressed the issue with … Continue reading

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State Department Faulted for Lax Oversight of Afghanistan Justice Contract

[Translate] State Department Faulted for Lax Oversight of Afghanistan Justice Contract By Charles S. Clark January 24, 2014   A report from IG John Sopko stated, “IDLO has faced high leadership turnover and budgetary shortfalls that, according to IDLO’s Audit … Continue reading

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Job Categories in Afghanistan – January 2014

[Translate] From Danger Zone Jobs Job Categories in Afghanistan – January 2014 January 25, 2014 · Posted in Overseas Contracting Outlook I put together this breakdown of job categories in Afghanistan as of January 2014, according to the DOD contractor … Continue reading

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Overseas Contractor Count – 1st Quarter FY 2014

[Translate] Overseas Contractor Count – 1st Quarter FY 2014 January 25, 2014 · Posted in Overseas Contracting Outlook This report updates DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  It … Continue reading

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Erik Prince: Out of Blackwater and Into China

[Translate] The Saturday Interview Erik Prince: Out of Blackwater and Into China The former CIA asset on his latest venture: After being ‘blowtorched’ by U.S. politics, he says, this time he’s working for Beijing. By David Feith Jan. 24, 2014 … Continue reading

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DOJ Sues Firm That Screened Edward Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter

[Translate] DOJ Sues Firm That Screened Edward Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter January 24, 2014 On Wednesday, the Justice Department filed its long-awaited complaint in a False Claims Act lawsuit against background check contractor U.S. Investigations Services (USIS). In October last year, … Continue reading

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