Monthly Archives: November 2014

PRIVATE FIRMS FILLING LATIN AMERICA’S GRAVE SECURITY GAP

[Translate] PRIVATE FIRMS FILLING LATIN AMERICA’S GRAVE SECURITY GAP Distrust of police has made private security big business in Latin America. An army of 4 million private security agents make up an industry growing 9 percent annually and is projected … Continue reading

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UN Found Corruption with in some of its Contractors in Somalia

[Translate] UN Found Corruption with in some of its Contractors in Somalia Posted on November 13, 2014 by Warsame in Africa The United Nations fraud detection unit, otherwise known as the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has recently been … Continue reading

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Suicide attack kills 5 in Afghan capital, including UK Embassy workers

[Translate] Suicide attack kills 5 in Afghan capital, including UK Embassy workers By Brian Walker and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN November 27, 2014 — Updated 1353 GMT (2153 HKT) Briton killed in Afghanistan attack STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Security firm G4S says … Continue reading

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3 Firms Compete To Provide UK Helo Training

[Translate] 3 Firms Compete To Provide UK Helo Training Nov. 26, 2014 – 02:53PM   | By ANDREW CHUTER   |   Comments  An Army reservist undergoes underslung load training with a Squirrel helicopter. Three bidders are vying to provide the UK new … Continue reading

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SIGAR To Investigate DOD Business Task Force For Mismanagement In Afghanistan

[Translate] SIGAR To Investigate DOD Business Task Force For Mismanagement In Afghanistan InsideDefense.com’s SitRep 19 November 2014, Posted on InsideDefense.com: November 18, 2014 Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko is planning to launch an “in-depth” investigation into a … Continue reading

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G4S Government Solutions to get bought out by private equity

[Translate] G4S Government Solutions to get bought out by private equity Nov 25, 2014, 1:50pm EST Updated: Nov 25, 2014, 3:47pm EST   DAVID DECOTEAU “While we will have a new parent, the changes will be minimal,” Centerra President and … Continue reading

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MoD reforms ‘not fit for purpose’ says think-tank

[Translate] MoD reforms ‘not fit for purpose’ says think-tank The Telegraph Online Ben Farmer Defence Correspondent 26 November 2014 02:43 An MoD strategy to use more reserves, contractors and civil servants for defence work has not been well managed and … Continue reading

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Tories mull privatization of traditional police work; Roles are evolving in a ‘security-conscious society’

[Translate] Tories mull privatization of traditional police work; Roles are evolving in a ‘security-conscious society’ The Toronto Star By Alex Boutilier Toronto Star 20 November 2014 OTTAWA — The Conservative government is examining the “opportunities and challenges” involved in privatizing … Continue reading

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PMSC = Private Mechanized Security Contractor

[Translate] Robot security guards now patrolling Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus More Canada news » A California company is hoping to revolutionize the security business with autonomous robots. The Knightscope K5 is one of four drones now patrolling Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus.

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Whistleblower, KBR Spar Over Access to Internal Docs

[Translate]   Whistleblower, KBR Spar Over Access to Internal Docs November 26, 2014 1:56 PM EST Michael D. Kohn of Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto. Photo: Leslie Rose Photography. (Handout) A federal judge last week ruled papers from an Iraq war … Continue reading

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