Monthly Archives: July 2014

Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri

[Translate] Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri FULLOON, MARK. Cover 32/1, Design: Debra Livingston–University of the Sunshine Coast. 32.1 (2013): 49.

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Mercenaries in Somalia: A Neomedieval Tale

[Translate] Mercenaries in Somalia: A Neomedieval Tale.” The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order (2014): 131.

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Operational Risk and Reputational Compromise: Managing the Militarization of Corporate Security in Iraq

[Translate] “Operational Risk and Reputational Compromise: Managing the Militarization of Corporate Security in Iraq.” O’Reilly, Conor. Corporate Security in the 21st Century: Theory and Practice in International Perspective (2014): 134.

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Contractors Group Would Restructure White House Procurement Shop

[Translate] Contractors Group Would Restructure White House Procurement Shop By Charles S. Clark July 28, 2014 “We need to fundamentally rethink the workforce, to create a unified vision across government,” said Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services … Continue reading

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Audit of the $661.3 million Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) program

[Translate] Today, SIGAR released an audit of the $661.3 million Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) program.  The audit highlights that the long-term operation and maintenance of the vehicles remains a concern. The audit notes: –The contractor, Textron, produced 634 MSFVs … Continue reading

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The black hole of US government contracting

[Translate] The black hole of US government contracting Exclusive 28 July, by Danielle Marie Mackey In January 2008, a 24-year-old Green Beret from Pennsylvania, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and killed while showering at Radwaniyah US base in Iraq. The cause, … Continue reading

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Iraq Extradites Fugitive Defense Contractor to U.S. to Face Fraud Charges

[Translate] Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 28, 2014 Iraq Extradites Fugitive Defense Contractor to U.S. to Face Fraud Charges A Las Vegas-based former Department of Defense contractor has been extradited from Iraq to … Continue reading

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What The DC Circ.’s KBR Decision Means For Compliance

[Translate] What The DC Circ.’s KBR Decision Means For Compliance Law360, New York (July 07, 2014, 12:15 PM ET) — Brian Miller ​ Almost every major regulatory regime relies on a basic principle of law enforcement policy that, by creating … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Presses Challenges Over Access to KBR Docs

[Translate] Whistleblower Presses Challenges Over Access to KBR Docs By Andrew Ramonas, Legal Times July 28, 2014 Stephen Kohn.Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ Lawyers for a whistleblower on Monday asked a full federal appeals court to hear a dispute over access … Continue reading

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Kenyan Woman Dies in Kabul Base Bomb

[Translate] Kenyan Woman Dies in Kabul Base Bomb A Kenyan woman working for an American private military contractor was killed last Tuesday in the latest suicide bombing targeting a US military base in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lilian Boit is a former … Continue reading

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