Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

Nauru detention firm stands by its staff

[Translate] Nauru detention firm stands by its staff Reported by AAP Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Transfield Services The company behind an asylum seeker detention centre on Nauru is standing by its staff, amid allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct. The … Continue reading

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Manus Island asylum seekers allegedly tortured, threatened with rape by guards in secret compound over Reza Barati death

[Translate] Manus Island asylum seekers allegedly tortured, threatened with rape by guards in secret compound over Reza Barati death PM By Mandie Sami Updated 4 Nov 2014, 8:52pmTue 4 Nov 2014, 8:52pm Photo: An asylum seeker says he and another … Continue reading

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G4S $135m division sale frees it from Guantánamo Bay duties

[Translate] November 12, 2014 10:00 am G4S $135m division sale frees it from Guantánamo Bay duties Gill Plimmer ©Bloomberg G4S, the world’s biggest security company, is to withdraw from the controversial Guantánamo Bay Naval Base after agreeing a $135m sale … Continue reading

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Why hasn’t USIS been suspended? A former White House procurement chief wants to know.

[Translate] FedBiz Daily Why hasn’t USIS been suspended? A former White House procurement chief wants to know. Oct 27, 2014, 12:48pm EDT Updated: Oct 29, 2014, 4:25pm EDT   Rob Burton, a partner with Venable LLP in D.C., questions why … Continue reading

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Is debarment in the cards for USIS

[Translate] Congress Blogicon October 22, 2014, 01:00 pm Is debarment in the cards for USIS? By Robert A. Burton Federal contractor USIS has been in the headlines a lot lately, and not for flattering reasons. USIS, which became a household … Continue reading

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KeyPoint’s caseload for OPM background checks nearly doubles in wake of USIS contract loss

[Translate] FedBiz Daily KeyPoint’s caseload for OPM background checks nearly doubles in wake of USIS contract loss Oct 24, 2014, 11:55am EDT Loveland, Colorado-based KeyPoint, which has an office in Fairfax, upped a term loan by $22 million, in part … Continue reading

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GAO upholds FCi protest against security contract to USIS unit

[Translate] GAO upholds FCi protest against security contract to USIS unit Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:36am EDT A view shows the United States Investigations Services (USIS) headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia January 26, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – The … Continue reading

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Private Security Drones for Anti-piracy Ops

[Translate] Monday, November 3, 2014 Private Security Drones for Anti-piracy Ops Depiction of ATAC Anti-piracy UAV. We’ve talked about privately-funded drones for maritime eco-activism and  humanitarian operations, so it’s not surprising to see another naval mission where unmanned air vehicles have bled … Continue reading

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Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk

[Translate] Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk Security and risk consultancy to sell anti-piracy business as it focuses on long-term work Drum Cussac staff are working to train local forces to supply security to … Continue reading

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U.S. Regulators Increase Scrutiny of Severance Pacts

[Translate] November 4, 2014, 4:37 PM ET U.S. Regulators Increase Scrutiny of Severance Pacts By Ben DiPietro Wall Street Journal Non-disclosure agreements entered the Washington political debate last week when eight Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a … Continue reading

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