Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Effective Maritime Security Management Model (EMSMM): A perspective from practitioners in Singapore

[Translate] Security Journal , (10 March 2014) “The Effective Maritime Security Management Model (EMSMM): A perspective from practitioners in Singapore.” Elena Sadovaya and Vinh V Thai Abstract This article studies the implementation and effectiveness of maritime security requirements for shipping companies.

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Remote Medical International and vRad Support U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Kuwait With Critical Radiology Services

[Translate] Press Release Remote Medical International and vRad Support U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Kuwait With Critical Radiology Services MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Jul 29, 2014) – vRad (Virtual Radiologic) the largest U.S. telemedicine company and radiology practice … Continue reading

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Former Employee of a U.S. Construction Company Working in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Receiving Illegal Kickback

[Translate] Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Former Employee of a U.S. Construction Company Working in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Receiving Illegal Kickback A former project manager of a U.S. construction company … Continue reading

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The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan

[Translate] The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan BY Elias Groll JULY 30, 2014 – 05:55 PM In June of 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a wholly unexpected commencement speech to the newly minted … Continue reading

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Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust

[Translate] Exclusive: Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust  Around 100 armed security staff hired to protect ships and tankers from pirates have been left scattered at sea after one of the world’s biggest maritime … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues

[Translate] Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues FILE – This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. A former Blackwater security guard says … Continue reading

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Factors DOD Considers When Choosing Best Value Processes Are Consistent with Guidance for Selected Acquisitions

[Translate] Factors DOD Considers When Choosing Best Value Processes Are Consistent with Guidance for Selected Acquisitions GAO-14-584: Published: Jul 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2014. Highlights View Report (PDF, 35 pages)

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USIS under fire over latest government contract

[Translate] USIS under fire over latest government contract Lawmakers want Jeh Johnson to explain how USIS got the contract. | John Shinkle/POLITICO By BYRON TAU | 7/29/14 10:22 PM EDT The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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Report on $104 Billion U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan

[Translate] Report on $104 Billion U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Today, SIGAR released its July 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress. The report highlights, among many things: –Total appropriations for Afghanistan reconstruction are about $104.1 billion, with $5.8 billion requested for … Continue reading

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Should Blackwater and Halliburton Pay for the People They’ve Killed: Or are Government Contractors Entitled to a Common-Law Combatant-Activities Defense

[Translate] Should Blackwater and Halliburton Pay for the People They’ve Killed: Or are Government Contractors Entitled to a Common-Law Combatant-Activities Defense Johns, Margaret Z. Combatant-Activities Defense.” Tenn. L. Rev. 80 (2012): 347.

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