Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

Altegrity Plans Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

[Translate] The Wall Street Journal Business Altegrity Plans Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing Firm That Vetted Edward Snowden Sets Restructuring Pact to Cut $700 Million in Debt By Sara Randazzo Updated Feb. 3, 2015 3:56 p.m. ET Altegrity Inc. expects to … Continue reading

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Man of mettle’s African mission

[Translate] Man of mettle’s African mission China Daily-Europe Weekly By Chen Yingqun 23 January 2015 Former owner of controversial military firm now has other fish to fry Erik Prince needs no uniform or medals to display his military credentials. Once … Continue reading

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Analysis: Alan Gross ‘ irresponsible behavior put Cuba’s Jewish community in awkward position

[Translate] Analysis: Alan Gross ‘ irresponsible behavior put Cuba’s Jewish community in awkward position Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition) 4 January 2015 With the benefit of hindsight, we know that Gross was not operating on behalf of the CIA. … Continue reading

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Former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross receives the loudest cheer of Obama’s State of the Union address… but his grin reveals he is still without several of his front teeth

[Translate] News Former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross receives the loudest cheer of Obama’s State of the Union address… but his grin reveals he is still without several of his front teeth Mail Online By DAVID MCCORMACK and LOUISE BOYLE FOR … Continue reading

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American killed in Libya grew up in Cochise County; Security contractor among 10 dead in assault by Islamic State affiliate

[Translate] News American killed in Libya grew up in Cochise County ; Security contractor among 10 dead in assault by Islamic State affiliate The Arizona Daily Star By Yoohyun Jung Arizona Daily Star 29 January 2015 An American security contractor … Continue reading

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Why Was Alan Gross Anyone’s Guest of Honor?

[Translate] January 30, 2015, 5:09am Why Was Alan Gross Anyone’s Guest of Honor? By John Stoehr Alan Gross basks in applause at the State of the Union address./Getty Images If you didn’t know anything about Alan Gross other than what … Continue reading

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Capita ordered to pay costs over failure to provide interpreters to family courts

[Translate] Business Capita ordered to pay costs over failure to provide interpreters to family courts The Guardian By Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent 2 February 2015 17:22 Judgment comes amid mounting concern within the judiciary over delays and extra costs … Continue reading

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Obama said to scrap plans to privatize NSA-collected metadata

[Translate] Obama said to scrap plans to privatize NSA-collected metadata   By Nathaniel Mott On January 23, 2015 President Obama has reportedly scrapped plans to have a private company hold the phone metadata collected through National Security Agency surveillance programs. Reuters says … Continue reading

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Deaths remind us of contractors’ role in war

[Translate] EDITORIAL: Deaths remind us of contractors’ role in war Fayetteville Observer (Tribune Content Agency) The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Tribune Content Agency, LLC 3 February 2015 Feb. 03–We may be down to about 10,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, but there are … Continue reading

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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2014-D008 )

[Translate] Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2014-D008 ); Federal Register Extracts Government Publications and Press Releases 29 January 2015 SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continue reading

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