Daily Archives: April 9, 2014

$6 Billion Alert. What Does The Spox Say? Goring-ding-ding-ding … “Grossly Inaccurate” But ….

[Translate] April 9, 2014 · 11:20 am $6 Billion Alert. What Does The Spox Say? Goring-ding-ding-ding … “Grossly Inaccurate” But …. – Domani Spero Last week, State/OIG issued a Management Alert on Contract File Management Deficiencies at the State Department. The Alert … Continue reading

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Veterans Weigh in on Private Security Guarding Military Bases

[Translate] 04.09.14 Veterans Weigh in on Private Security Guarding Military Bases After 9/11 more private contractors took over security responsibilities on military bases as troops headed overseas. Recent veterans weigh in on the impact of that shift. The most recent … Continue reading

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VIGIL AT NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL ROY COOPER’S OFFICE FOLLOWS HISTORIC VOTE FOR RELEASE OF “TORTURE REPORT”

[Translate] Media Advisory:   for release April 9, 2014 VIGIL AT NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL ROY COOPER’S OFFICE FOLLOWS HISTORIC VOTE FOR RELEASE OF “TORTURE REPORT” Call to Investigate North Carolina’s Role is Validated and AG Cooper Should Act Promptly, Say … Continue reading

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The Cuban Twitter: Doomed from the Start

[Translate] The Cuban Twitter: Doomed from the Start posted by Matthew Wallin on April 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm With news breaking this week about USAID’s creation of a “Cuban Twitter,” it’s a perfect time to discuss the alignment of … Continue reading

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Eight Facts About ZunZuneo

[Translate] Eight Facts About ZunZuneo Posted by Matt Herrick, Spokesperson on Monday, April 7th 2014 On Thursday, April 3, the Associated Press published an article on a social media program in Cuba funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The article contained significant inaccuracies … Continue reading

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‘Cuban Twitter’ Dominates USAID Hearing (Video)

[Translate] ‘Cuban Twitter’ Dominates USAID Hearing (Video) By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 1:52 p.m. on April 8, 2014 (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The senior senator charged with overseeing the U.S. Agency for International Development budget unleashed scathing criticism on … Continue reading

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‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros

[Translate] Apr. 8, 2014 5:13 PM ET ‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros By JACK GILLUM, DESMOND BUTLER and PETER ORSI, Associated Press Senate subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT., right, talks with US … Continue reading

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Cuba Social Media Project Was No Plot, Agency Says

[Translate] Cuba Social Media Project Was No Plot, Agency Says By RON NIXON APRIL 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — A Twitter-like social media site created and financed by the United States Agency for International Development for use in Cuba was an … Continue reading

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Failed Cuban “Twitter” Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors

[Translate] Failed Cuban “Twitter” Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog April 8th, 2014 Cuban woman listens to digistal device. Photo by <rs>> snaps. Used under Creative Commons license. ZunZuneo – a now defunct social media platform similar … Continue reading

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‘Cuban Twitter’ and Other Times USAID Pretended To Be an Intelligence Agency

[Translate] ‘Cuban Twitter’ and Other Times USAID Pretended To Be an Intelligence Agency BY Catherine A. Traywick APRIL 3, 2014 – 06:16 PM Foreign governments have long accused the U.S. Agency for International Development of being a front for the … Continue reading

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