Daily Archives: February 7, 2014

Background Checks Update: Following McCaskill Criticism, OPM Agrees to Stop Letting Contractors Oversee Their Own Security Clearance Work

[Translate] Background Checks Update: Following McCaskill Criticism, OPM Agrees to Stop Letting Contractors Oversee Their Own Security Clearance Work Updated: Feb 06, 2014 5:03 PM EST NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL (MO.) Background Checks Update: … Continue reading

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The federal outsourcing boom and why it’s failing Americans

[Translate] The federal outsourcing boom and why it’s failing Americans By Steven Pearlstein, Published: January 31  E-mail the writer Two of the biggest news events of the past year have been the leaks about top-secret snooping by the NSA and the … Continue reading

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Huh? Obama to Recommend Outsourcing NSA Data Control. Maybe to CGI Federal?

[Translate] Huh? Obama to Recommend Outsourcing NSA Data Control. Maybe to CGI Federal? Via AP: President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government’s control of phone data from millions of Americans, a senior administration official said. The … Continue reading

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Perspective: The Military Housing Privatization Initiative is at Risk

[Translate] Jan. 28, 2014 Perspective: The Military Housing Privatization Initiative is at Risk By Paula Cino, NMHC Last year, Congress failed to reach a federal deficit and spending agreement, triggering the massive budget cuts known as sequestration. Across the board, … Continue reading

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Maritime security business going strong, says Drum Cussac

[Translate] Maritime security business going strong, says Drum Cussac By Charlie Bartlett from  London Private maritime security firm (PMSC) Drum Cussac has reported a 16% increase in business in the second half of 2013, versus the same period in 2012. … Continue reading

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International mandatory standard for PMSCs needs industry support

[Translate] International mandatory standard for PMSCs needs industry support By Gary Howard from  London Private maritime security companies should ideally be held to one internationally recognised standard, according to the European Commission. At the Security Association for the Maritime Industry’s … Continue reading

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Indian government given week to decide on prosecuting Italian marines

[Translate] Indian government given week to decide on prosecuting Italian marines Written by Reuters, Tuesday, 04 February 2014 India’s top court has given the government a week to decide if it will invoke a maritime security law that carries the … Continue reading

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Italy: Marines say they’re innocent, deny terrorism

[Translate] Italy: Marines say they’re innocent, deny terrorism last update: February 06, 18:34 Rome and New Delhi, 6 Feb. (AKI) – Two Italian marines facing trial in India for the murder of two fishermen said on Thursday they were innocent … Continue reading

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America’s private sector army Inside the troubled history of the company formerly known as Blackwater

[Translate] America’s private sector army Inside the troubled history of the company formerly known as Blackwater By Jeremy Wilson, The Kernel  | 8:25am ET At one point, there were more contractors than U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Gervasio Sanchez, File) Prior … Continue reading

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