Daily Archives: February 19, 2014

Anchors to protect sailors

[Translate] February 20, 2014 Updated: February 20, 2014 02:53 IST Anchors to protect sailors Praveen Swami AP The International Maritime Bureau’s figures show that piracy has reached a six-year low. File Photo India has opposed security guards on ships saying … Continue reading

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Disgraced former general Daniel Menard released from Afghan jail Brig. Gen. Daniel Menard

[Translate] Disgraced former general Daniel Menard released from Afghan jail Brig. Gen. Daniel Menard, commander of Canada’s Task Force Afghanistan, stands by a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. (AP / Kirsty Wigglesworth) … Continue reading

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GAO Finds Handling Of Intelligence Contractors Just As Screwed Up As Everything Else It’s Investigated

[Translate] Failures by Tim Cushing Tue, Feb 18th 2014 1:48pm GAO Finds Handling Of Intelligence Contractors Just As Screwed Up As Everything Else It’s Investigated from the a-regular-Snowden-breeding-ground dept The NSA’s problem with contractors surfaced in the most internationally spectacular … Continue reading

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United States: A Casualty of War: Reasonable Statute of Limitation Periods in Fraud Cases

[Translate] United States: A Casualty of War: Reasonable Statute of Limitation Periods in Fraud Cases Last Updated: February 17 2014 Article by Joshua G. Berman, Glen Donath and Christopher D. Jackson Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP “Taking the Stand” appears periodically … Continue reading

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An Update On Judicial Review Of Contractor Suspensions

[Translate] An Update On Judicial Review Of Contractor Suspensions Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 2:59 PM ET) — James Briody In recent years, the U.S. government has exercised enhanced scrutiny over federal contractors through, among other things, the increased … Continue reading

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Killeen man pleads guilty to selling $2.6 million of government property in Iraq

[Translate] Killeen man pleads guilty to selling $2.6 million of government property in Iraq Chris McGuinness | Herald staff writer Posted on Feb 14, 2014 by Chris McGuinness WACO — A Killeen man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to … Continue reading

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Couple in DoD fraud case get jail time

[Translate] Couple in DoD fraud case get jail time Feb. 17, 2014 – 02:32PM By SEAN REILLY A Tennessee couple will do time in federal prison for conspiring to defraud the military on vehicle parts purchases in Afghanistan, according to … Continue reading

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Erik Prince tells his side of the Blackwater USA story at the Acton Institute

[Translate] Erik Prince tells his side of the Blackwater USA story at the Acton Institute Erik Prince gives a lecture at Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Prince, a Holland, Mich. native, is best known … Continue reading

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U.S. defense contractor pays $3.2M to settle whistle-blower lawsuit

[Translate] Judy Greenwald U.S. defense contractor pays $3.2M to settle whistle-blower lawsuit February 13, 2014 – 1:23pm AP Photo   An Afghan National Army soldier runs to take a position during an exercise at a military train A federal contractor that … Continue reading

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As Afghanistan Drawdown Looms, Inspector General Warns Of Graft

[Translate] Matt Sledge msledge@huffingtonpost.com As Afghanistan Drawdown Looms, Inspector General Warns Of Graft Posted: 02/18/2014 10:18 am EST Updated: 02/18/2014 10:59 am EST  America’s watchdog for Afghanistan is watching the country slip away. “Every time I visit, I am told … Continue reading

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