Daily Archives: December 9, 2014

How the Surveillance Industry Sells Itself

[Translate] How the Surveillance Industry Sells Itself December 9, 2014 ByJohn Knefel From the semi-exclusive Executive Club Lounge at ISC E​ast, which bills itself as the largest security trade show in the northeastern US, the floor of the Javits Convention … Continue reading

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War Contractor Socked With a Huge Fine

[Translate] War Contractor Socked With a Huge Fine   The Wall Street Journal Doug Cameron 9 December 2014 The former supplier of food and beverages to U.S. troops in Afghanistan agreed to pay $389 million in fines and damages after … Continue reading

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CIA contractors who pushed torture were paid $1,400 extra for waterboarding

[Translate] CIA contractors who pushed torture were paid $1,400 extra for waterboarding By Patrick Howell O’Neill Twitter on December 09, 2014 C.I.A. interrogators were paid $1,800 dollars per day tax-free to waterboard and conduct other torture on prisoners—four times the … Continue reading

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CIA Paid Torture Teachers More Than $80 Million

[Translate] CIA Paid Torture Teachers More Than $80 Million By Robert Windremhttp://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/cia-torture-report/cia-paid-torture-teachers-more-80-million-n264756http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/cia-torture-report/cia-paid-torture-teachers-more-80-million-n264756 The CIA contractors who helped develop and operate the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that the agency used on terror suspects, including waterboarding, were paid more than $80 million, according to … Continue reading

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G4S guard denies fatally restraining Jimmy Mubenga

[Translate] G4S guard denies fatally restraining Jimmy Mubenga by Ken Olende Figure it out Stuart Tribelnig, the senior of three G4S guards, told a court that he did not force Jimmy Mubenga’s head down during the struggle after which he … Continue reading

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In notorious KBR whistleblower case, client privilege is again at issue

[Translate]  Analysis & Opinion | Alison Frankel In notorious KBR whistleblower case, client privilege is again at issue By Alison Frankel December 8, 2014 (Reuters) – Ten years ago, the government contractor KBR began an internal investigation of allegations that … Continue reading

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Revolving door lets USAID officials get jobs with major N.C. contractor

[Translate] Revolving door lets USAID officials get jobs with major N.C. contractor By Sarah Westwood | December 9, 2014 | 5:00 am A North Carolina nonprofit awarded billions of tax dollars over the years by the U.S. Agency for… A … Continue reading

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International Standards for the Private Security Industry

[Translate] International Standards for the Private Security Industry RUSI Journal, Oct 2014, Vol. 159, No. 5 By Dirk Siebels Private security companies have recently been the subject of increased attention not only because of their large-scale involvement in US operations … Continue reading

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Has the government forgiven Serco for the Yarl’s Wood scandal?

[Translate] Has the government forgiven Serco for the Yarl’s Wood scandal? Colin Cram Just a few years after the immigration centre was caught in an abuse scandal, the outsourcer’s £70m contract has been renewed The entrance to Yarl’s Wood immigration … Continue reading

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Aid in Afghanistan After 2014

[Translate] Aid in Afghanistan After 2014 Sarah Chayes, John Sopko December 10, 2014 Washington, DC 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST Summary As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in … Continue reading

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