Daily Archives: November 27, 2014

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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