Daily Archives: February 18, 2014

Fresh blow for G4S as riot in Australian asylum-seeker detention kills one, leaves 77 injured

[Translate] Fresh blow for G4S as riot in Australian asylum-seeker detention kills one, leaves 77 injured Tuesday 18 February 2014 British security behemoth G4S’s reputation faced another battering today when a riot broke out in the Australian asylum-seeker detention centre … Continue reading

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Canada spent 50 million USD on Dahla Dam, but it’s not working

[Translate] Ottawa Citizen, February 17, 2014 Canada spent 50 million USD on Dahla Dam, but it’s not working Others say much of the Canadian funding was wasted since it went to pay for security or high-priced foreign contractors and not … Continue reading

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SIGAR Blasts State Dept.’s Afghan Justice Oversight

[Translate] SIGAR Blasts State Dept.’s Afghan Justice Oversight Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Stephanie Russell-Kraft 0 Comments Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 6:16 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of State needs to provide better management and … Continue reading

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DOD Proposes To Change How It Pays Afghani Contractors

[Translate] DOD Proposes To Change How It Pays Afghani Contractors By Brian Mahoney Law360, Washington (January 30, 2014, 6:21 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday said it is proposing to amend its defense contracting procedures to … Continue reading

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Billions were spent, but who’s counting?

[Translate] Billions were spent, but who’s counting?  By David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen February 18, 2014 5:11 PM Transport aircraft bought for the Afghan military have been abandoned at Kabul Airport because of a lack of parts. The aircraft cost U.S. … Continue reading

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Watchdog Taps Contractors for Lessons on Rebuilding Afghanistan

[Translate] Watchdog Taps Contractors for Lessons on Rebuilding Afghanistan By Charles S. Clark 4:41 PM ET SIGAR U.S. contractors on the front lines of the mission know better than “the happy talk coming out” of Afghanistan, said John Sopko, the … Continue reading

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Court affirms dismissal of contract suit as discovery sanction

[Translate] Court affirms dismissal of contract suit as discovery sanction Jenner & Block Matthew J. Thomas January 29 2014 Author page » In Projects Management Co. v. DynCorp International LLC, 734 F.3d 366 (4th Cir. 2013) (No. 12-2241), plaintiff PMC and … Continue reading

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GAO Says Data on Intelligence Contractors Not Reliable

[Translate] GAO Says Data on Intelligence Contractors Not Reliable Categories: Intelligence, Oversight Official data on the number of contractors used by civilian intelligence agencies are unreliable, according to a review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Nor can the costs … Continue reading

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Gaza bodyguards open first private security firm

[Translate] Agence France-Presse February 16, 2014 12:46am Gaza bodyguards open first private security firm Advertisement As hoards of excited fans scramble to reach Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf, they are pushed back by a group of tough-looking men in shades … Continue reading

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