Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

MISSION “CRITICAL FUNCTION”: IMPROVING OUTSOURCING DECISIONS WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

[Translate] MISSION “CRITICAL FUNCTION”: IMPROVING OUTSOURCING DECISIONS WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY Sills, Evan. Public Contract Law Journal41.4 (Summer 2012): 1007-1026. Abstract (summary) Robert Gates does not know how many contractors work in his office: the Office of the Secretary of … Continue reading

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THE CONGRESSIONAL WAR ON CONTRACTORS

[Translate] THE CONGRESSIONAL WAR ON CONTRACTORS Tillipman, Jessica. The George Washington International Law Review45.2 (2013): 235-251. Abstract (summary) Contrary to statements often made by certain members of Congress, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) prohibits Suspension & Debarment Officials from using … Continue reading

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PROCURING PROTECTION: USING THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

[Translate] PROCURING PROTECTION: USING THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS Grimmer, Caitlin. Public Contract Law Journal43.1 (Fall 2013): 127-144. Abstract (summary) In Greek mythology, Eurystheus ordered Heracles to perform twelve impossible labors in order to … Continue reading

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PLEA FOR PENALTY: REMEDIATING CONTINGENCY CONTRACT OVERSIGHT WITH EXISTING BUT UNDERUTILIZED REGULATORY MECHANISMS

[Translate] PLEA FOR PENALTY: REMEDIATING CONTINGENCY CONTRACT OVERSIGHT WITH EXISTING BUT UNDERUTILIZED REGULATORY MECHANISMS Oyer, Jess. Public Contract Law Journal40.4 (Summer 2011): 1041-1059. Abstract (summary) This article will evaluate government oversight of letter contracts in contingency operations. First, the article … Continue reading

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The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Privateers

[Translate] The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Privateers Tabarrok, Alexander. The Independent Review11.4 (Spring 2007): 565-577. Abstract (summary) Public navies were expensive, especially because they had to be maintained in peacetime as well as in wartime, and, until the … Continue reading

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Global Industry Firms Craft Responses to Ebola Outbreak

[Translate] News; DISASTERS Global Industry Firms Craft Responses to Ebola Outbreak Engineering News-Record By Debra Rubin 27 October 2014 With the deadly Ebola virus spreading in West Africa—and beyond—global industry firms are helping with relief efforts in the region and … Continue reading

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Jimmy Mubenga: Deportee shouted ‘you’re killing me’

[Translate] 4 November 2014 Last updated at 11:07 ET Jimmy Mubenga: Deportee shouted ‘you’re killing me’ Angolan national Jimmy Mubenga had been living in the UK for a number of years with his wife and children, the youngest of which … Continue reading

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After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace

[Translate] After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace Miles, Renanah. Political Science Quarterly128.3 (Fall 2013): 489-516. Abstract (summary) Responding to the need for civilian assistance in Iraq, as well as to legislative pressure, the State Department created … Continue reading

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LLMITATIONS OF THE CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING FRAMEWORK: FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO POLICE FOREIGN SUBCONTRACTORS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

[Translate] LLMITATIONS OF THE CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING FRAMEWORK: FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO POLICE FOREIGN SUBCONTRACTORS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TyIer, Carissa N. Public Contract Law Journal41.2 (Winter 2012): 453-472. Abstract (summary) According to the US Commission on Wartime Contracting, as much … Continue reading

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THE BATTLEFIELD PREEMPTION DOCTRINE: PREEMPTING TORT CLAIMS AGAINST CONTRACTORS ON THE BATTLEFIELD TO PRESERVE FEDERAL INTERESTS IN WARTIME MATTERS

[Translate] THE BATTLEFIELD PREEMPTION DOCTRINE: PREEMPTING TORT CLAIMS AGAINST CONTRACTORS ON THE BATTLEFIELD TO PRESERVE FEDERAL INTERESTS IN WARTIME MATTERS Tabriz, Sonia. Public Contract Law Journal42.3 (Spring 2013): 629-648. Abstract (summary) The battlefield preemption doctrine stems from the combatant activities … Continue reading

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