Monthly Archives: March 2014

Call for Unified Standards for Maritime Security

[Translate] March 14, 2014 Call for Unified Standards for Maritime Security Shipping companies increase reputational risk by ignoring international standards for private maritime security; Compliance and high professional standards should be championed By MarEx The shipping industry should adopt a … Continue reading

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New details emerge in Blackwater shootings case

[Translate] New details emerge in Blackwater shootings case By PETE YOST — Mar. 28, 2014 6:52 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they intend to introduce evidence at an upcoming trial of Blackwater security guards of deep hostility by … Continue reading

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Iraq Shooting Suit Nixed for Lack of Jurisdiction

[Translate] Courthouse News Service Friday, March 28, 2014Last Update: 12:01 PM PT Iraq Shooting Suit Nixed for Lack of Jurisdiction By DAN MCCUE (CN) – A British defense contractor need not face claims that one of its mercenaries shot a … Continue reading

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GAO: Noncompetitive Contracts Need Stronger Oversight

[Translate] GAO: Noncompetitive Contracts Need Stronger Oversight March 28, 2014 This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report analyzing a type of federal contract awarded without full and open competition.

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Olive Group is First Private Security Company to be Awarded Accredited Certification to the Private Security Standard (PSC1): a Key Milestone for the Company and the Industry

[Translate] Olive Group is First Private Security Company to be Awarded Accredited Certification to the Private Security Standard (PSC1): a Key Milestone for the Company and the Industry PR Newswire Europe Olive Group FZ-LLC; PR Newswire 17 March 2014 06:53, … Continue reading

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Manus Island: Security guards planning class action against G4S for alleged misleading recruitment

[Translate] Manus Island: Security guards planning class action against G4S for alleged misleading recruitment Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News PNG correspondent Liam Cochrane 28 March 2014, Expatriate security guards at the Manus Island detention centre are planning legal action against … Continue reading

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Insurers blamed for delays as Brit’s bail hopes raised

[Translate] The Press and Journal 25 March 2014, Insurers blamed for delays as Brit’s bail hopes raised By laura paterson Insurers are being blamed for the failure to pay wages to 35 men – including a former soldier from Argyll … Continue reading

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Ex-soldiers jailed in India are given bail

[Translate] York Press 27 March 2014, Ex-soldiers jailed in India are given bail FIVE of the six former British soldiers jailed in India – one of whom is from near York – have been granted bail, the maritime charity helping … Continue reading

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Turkana oil find attracts US private security baron

[Translate] Business Daily Turkana oil find attracts US private security baron By Herbling David, hdavid@ke.nationmedia.com 24 February 2014, A former US navy SEAL has acquired a local aviation company to provide logistics services to Kenya’s nascent oil and gas industry, … Continue reading

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Security Provision and States’ Authority: The Effects of Private Military and Security Actors

[Translate] Security Provision and States’ Authority: The Effects of Private Military and Security Actors Authors: Olsen, Helene Bak, Camilla Moisio, Jason Nissen, Mark Jensen, Camilla

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